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Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:01 am

Auditions for 'Christmas Carol' Aug. 20

First Presbyterian Theater will hold auditions for "Dickens' A Christmas Carol" at 3 p.m. Aug . 20 at 300 W. Wayne St. Actors ages 18 to 60 are needed. The production will be performed by a small ensemble of six to eight actors (each playing multiple roles) and will feature the following storytelling elements: traditional scenes; narration from Dickens' text; song; movement/pantomime; and puppetry/shadow play. The role of Scrooge will not be played by a single actor, but by all the members of the ensemble. 

For more information, email johnecantey@gmail.com. 

Audition to share stage with Russian ballet

Fort Wayne-area ballet students are invited to audition for Moscow Ballet's Alisa Bolotnikova at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Host Dance Studio, 104 Washington St., Churubusco. En Croix Ballet and Center Stage Dance Academy are the Moscow Ballet host studios for their Fort Wayne performances.

The audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum of one year of ballet training. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in roles which were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as party children, mice, snowflakes, snow maidens and more. Ballerina Alisa will lead the young dancers at dress rehearsal with the Russian company the day of the performance. 

Auditions are free, however, there may be a casting fee. To sign up for an audition, visit www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions. 

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec. 5 at the Embassy Theatre. For tickets, go to www. nutcracker.com/your-city.

Tickets available for Goshen Arts shows

Now in its 20th season, the Goshen College Performing Arts Series concertgoers can now purchase individual tickets for this season. Concerts include the Canadian Brass, Sept. 16; Mary Chapin Carpenter, Oct. 14; Time for Three, Nov. 5; The Knights with Avi Avital and Kinan Azmeh, Nov. 14; Chanticleer, Dec. 8; Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, Feb. 9; Audra McDonald, Feb. 23; The Chieftains, March 3; The Wailin' Jennys, April 15 and Garrison Keillor, May 6.

This year's regualar season ticket package again includes six concerts.

For more information, call 1-574-535-7566 or email boxoffice@goshen.edu. The Box Office is located at the Goshen College Music Center and is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.   

Comical take on Sherlock at First Pres

First Presbyterian Theater will preview "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" by Ken Ludwig at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at 300 W. Wayne St. The show will be directed by Christopher J. Murphy. All tickets will be $12 for the preview performance. Other performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23 and Sundays at 2 p.m., Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 seniors 65 and older, free for the first 30 full-time students for each performance with reservations and $10 after or if purchased at the door.

For reservations, call 260-426-7421, Ext. 121 or email fptboxoffice@firstpres-fw.org. 

Science Central's Mixology tickets for sale

Science Central will host Mixology, its annual, science-themed fundraising event at 6:30-9:30 p.m. November 3 at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St. It will be an evening of live music, scintillating science activities, food, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will support the ongoing operations and mission of Science Central and fund Science Central's exhibits and programming. 

Tickets are currently on sale at an Early Bird price of $60 single, $110 couple, and $300 for a group of six tickets. Prices will increase Oct. 2. Table reservations will be available Sept. 16. 

For more information, contact Jessica at development@sciencecentral.org, 260-242-4200, Ext. 412. For tickets, visit http://sciencecentral.org/.

Ballet Academy will hold open house Aug. 26

The Auer Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet will hold its annual Open House on Aug. 26 in conjunction with the opening of Fall Registration at the main studio located at 300 E. Main St. in the Auer Center for Arts & Culture.  

This free event is open to the community and will include opportunities including meeting staff and faculty, touring the facilities and studios, participating in a free trial class, visiting the Boutique, registering for classes, observing classes and rehearsals and more. 

The schedule will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m open house, tours and observation; 12-12:30 p.m. and 1-1:30 p.m., free children's trial class ages 3-8.  

Fall registration is now open for all students and levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. Fort Wayne Ballet also has an open division for adults and teens looking to start ballet or continue dancing as a form of exercise and enjoyment.

For more information on registration for the fall semester, visit fortwayneballet.org or call 484-9646.

– From News-Sentinel staff reports

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