Auditions next week for NCT’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Published: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 11:10 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 11:13 a.m. CDT

Auditions for the Newton Community Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” — directed by Sue Beukema and Pam Ratliff — will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Twenty-seven speaking parts are available plus extras (age 3 and older). The production is slated for Dec. 6-8 and 12-14.

Adapted by Michael Young, the refreshing version of Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale is told from a new perspective — a young boy’s grandfather.  Thomas enjoys spending time at his grandfather’s prominent London business but has trouble understanding why his grandfather would give his hard-earned money to the poor. This gives Grandfather the perfect opportunity to tell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he recalls it, and a traditional retelling of “A Christmas Carol” comes to life as a play-within-a-play. Read more in today’s paper.

Revelations brought by visiting his past, present and future with three ghosts persuade Scrooge to turn his life around. The play ends uniquely with a heartwarming surprise for all as we learn who Thomas’ grandfather really is.

Auditions for the NCT’s production of the musical “Les Miserables” are scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16. The production is planned for March 14-16 and 20-22.

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