(Toledo, OH) Some may call it too soon-- but the Toledo Rep already is thinking about Christmas. 

Some stores already are stocking Christmas displays. So why not? 

Auditions are being held this evening and Saturday afternoon for a 30-year Toledo Repertoire Theatre tradition-- the timeless tale of redemption known as "A Christmas Carol," to be performed December 1, 2, and 3 at the Valentine Theater. 

Actors and singers ages 16 and over are being encouraged to take part in the open casting call for parts like Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchitt, even the ghosts of Christmas present, past, and future-- every role except for Ebeneezer Scrooge.

The holiday season production is one of the staples of the Rep's 85th season on stage.