The North Coast Repertory Theatre in Eureka will soon resume shows! | Photo: Hank Sims

Press release from Ferndale Repertory Theatre and North Coast Repertory Theatre, announcing upcoming auditions:


As the state continues to re-open, Ferndale Rep and NCRT will be holding Covid-Safety conscious, no-prep auditions for our upcoming fall shows, ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’, and ‘Gaslight’.

Where: NCRT, 300 Fifth Street, Eureka.

When: July 9, 10 from 6 pm to 9 pm, July 11 from 1 to 4 pm.

How to participate:  To sign up for a time slot, visit or or find the event on Facebook.  To keep numbers to a safe capacity, each time slot will be for 1 hour, with a maximum capacity of 6 people.  This is a NO-PREP audition!  Just come in comfortable clothes, ready to move and have fun! No need to prepare a piece.

Covid Safety Guidelines: For the continued safety of everyone, we require that every participant shows proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test before entering.  Temperatures will also be checked at the door, sanitizer will be provided, and masks will be worn at all times.


EDIT: Due to recent difficulties concerning the performance rights of ‘The Woman in Black’, NCRT will instead be producing ‘Gaslight’ by Patrick Hamilton.  The new show description is below.  All other details, including those relevant to the auditions, remain the same.  Thank you for your patience.


Written by Patrick Hamilton

Directed by Shea King

5 Roles:

Mr. Manningham - Presents as Male, 30s-40s

Mrs. Manningham - Presents as Female, 20s-40s

Elizabeth - Presents as Female, 40s-60s

Nancy - Presents as Female, Teens-20s

Inspector Rough - Presents as Male, 30s-60s


Gaslight tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives.

Schedule:  Rehearsals to be from mid-August to mid-September, performances to be from mid-September to mid-October.


“The Rocky Horror Show”

Music, Lyrics, and Book by Richard O’Brien

Directed by Cleo DeOrio


Brad - Male Presenting, Stage age late 20s/Early 30s

Janet - Female Presenting, Stage age late 20s/Early 30s

Frank - Male Presenting

Rocky - Male Presenting

Magenta - Female Presenting

Riff - Male Presenting

Columbia - Female Presenting

Eddie/ Dr. Scott - Male Presenting, Stage age 50s/60s

Phantoms - up to 12 chorus members of all identities


On a dark and stormy night, Brad and Janet find themselves seeking shelter at a mysterious old castle. Little do they know, they’ve arrived just in time for the premiere of mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter’s “perfect” creation. The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. This show is a loving homage to classic horror with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilariously sexy, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

Schedule:  Rehearsals will start the first week of August and last until the show’s open on Thursday, September 30th. Performances will run through Halloween weekend, 2021.



Ferndale Rep and NCRT’s Commitment to Conscious-casting:  As theatre institutions, we hold ourselves accountable in the casting decisions we make. The actions of listening and compassionate understanding are at the heart of the practice. 

These decisions reflect the power dynamics of the outside world and the society we live in. Just as theatre can hold a mirror up to nature, it also provides a lens for us to better see a path towards a more inclusive community.

Conscious-casting is the acknowledgment of a performer’s race, gender, and sexual identities, and the impact those identities have within a given role, on the stories we choose to tell and how we tell them.

Ferndale Rep and NCRT commit to a conscious casting, acknowledging, and embracing identities to further equity, diversity, meaningful inclusion, and accessibility in our space and stage. As such, we invite EVERYONE to audition for their desired roles, incorporating how each individual can uniquely add to the dynamics and world of the inclusive and diverse stories we strive to tell.

For more information, please contact us at:

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