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Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 October Missive #6
(sent November 3, 2005)

Schedule for Workshop Weekends # 1&2
Workshop Descriptions

We're almost there! Just some quick updates and clarifications today.

Previous missives are available online at I have created a backup missives page at in case they're not up on the official page yet.

Please print and bring the schedule and descriptions with you this weekend. Please also bring pen and paper for filling out paperwork and jotting down various details you may want to refer to later.

In This Missive:
Updated Weekend Schedule
Book Characters Still Needed
Workshop Teacher Needs a Ride
How Well Do You Know Your Dickens?
Macbeth needs Men!
Holly Tree Club Poll
OT:Our Own Mrs. Cratchit in Oklahoma!
OT: Juggling Cold Case Files
OT: Jesters Once-a-Year Show!

Updated Weekend Schedule
An added workshop and some additional rehearsals, please see attached.

Book Characters Still Needed
Auditions continue this weekend for both Tiny Tim and Oliver Twist. If you know any young gentlemen who might be interested and appropriate for these characters, please email Robert Young at to make an audition appointment

We are also still looking for a few key characters not mentioned in the last missive:

August Snodgrass is Mr Pickwick’s ward, a dreamy poetic young man who fancies himself a poet, even
though he’s never actually written anything. 

Tracy Tupman is a rotund middle-aged member of the Pickwick Club. He’s noted for being highly enamoured
of the ladies, in a gentle and romantic way rather than lecherously.

Workshop Teacher Needs a Ride
(from Hilary Ayer)
I need to get to Pacifica from Hayward on Saturday and Sunday, to teach workshops and back. I do have to be there at opening. On Saturday I only teach 1 class in the morning, on Sunday I also teach in the afternoon. I can stay as late as the driver's needs require. Is there anyone or a group of someones who can get me there to teach Vic Speak and How do I Know You?
Please contact me at, thank you in advance.

How Well Do You Know Your Dickens?
Rydell forwards the following fun test:

Macbeth needs Men!
That's right, Shakespeare's dark and brooding tragedy is looking for a few Dark and Brooding men who can act, or merely want to , and would like the opportunity to strut and fret their forty minutes upon the stage, and possibly swing enormous broadswords in the name of High Culture and Art!

Holly Tree Club Poll
Don't forget to log into the yahoo group for the Holly Tree Club and take this weeks poll!

Which is your MOST favorite reason for being at the Dickens Fair?
1. To perform! My fans await!
2. I am a social butterfly, to see my friends!
3. Call me twinkle-toes I am here to dance!
4. I am a research nut, I am here for the history!
5. Does anyone have a mirror? I am all about how dashing I look in my costume

Sign up now to take the poll!

OT: Our Own Mrs. Cratchit in Oklahoma!
Woodside Community Theatre presents Rodger & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" starring our very own Mrs. Cratchit (Claudia McCarley) as "Aunt Eller."
Show dates are November 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm,  and November 13 at 2:30 PM. The show will be in the new, state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center at Woodside High School, corner of Woodside Rd. and Alameda de las Pulgas.  The acoustics are great and the seats are really comfortable!
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students 18 and under.

To order tickets by e-mail, just send an e-mail to

Or call the box office at (650) 365-6404.

OT: Juggling Cold Case Files
Watch for our own Sean Laughlin on Cold Case as officer Dubitski Sunday Nights on CBS right after 60 Minutes   . Pretty cool, huh?

OT: Jesters Once-a-Year Show!
and our own Professor Scrumbly forwards:

Barrett, AC, Scrumbly, and Frederick invite you to:
Reserve Wednesday Evening, Nov 16 NOW!
New Heights in Jestering!  New Costume Changes!
New Shocking Surprises!  New Silly Songs!

THE JESTERS with Frederick Hodges at the piano
Wednesday, November 16, 7:45PM (Yes, 7:45!)

Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts - 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek
Tix: 925-943-SHOW (7469)

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