Upcoming Audition

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Thursday, February 21 for the upcoming stage production of “Little Women,” based on the classic novel by Louisa Mae Alcott.  Little Women is one of the most widely read novels of all time and named one of the “Top 100 Books for Children” by the National Education Association.

As another Christmas arrives with Mr. March still off at the war front, Mrs. March’s daughters are growing up to be strikingly different from each other.  Jo is willful, impulsive, and tempermental, whereas Beth is humble and selfless.  Meg does not see a future outside her hometown, whereas Amy dreams of Europe. Jo and Laurence are inseparable in their youth, but which of the “Little Women” will he marry? And if “Laurie” is too conventional for Jo, what kind of man will she ever end up with?  Ripe with life lessons about the change from child into young adult, Little Women is a timeless American classic.

 

The audition will take place: 

February 21, 2019

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at KCT 

109 E. Churchwell Avenue. 

 

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditionees may choose from the following appointment times: 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. Six auditionees will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 42 auditionees will be seen.

There are at least 14 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls.  The minimum age to audition is 10 years old, and the maximum age is 18.
 
There are at least three roles for actors making their KCT debuts.

Auditionees should prepare a SHORT (one-minute) monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should feature a theatrical level of volume and expression.  The play’s genre is historical/romantic drama. Choose an appropriate monologue with large theatrical ranges, preferably from a published play. No songs or poems. Monologues will be evaluated on volume, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and comic timing or dramatic depth of emotion.  Ability of physical transformation is a major plus.

Auditionees should bring their calendars. All actors will be asked to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. The director will make every attempt to work around conflicts, whenever possible.
 
Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, March 5 and continue through Thursday, April 25. Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  Rehearsals will not be conducted during Knox County Schools Spring Break, March 18 -22.  Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  

Orientation on March 5 and tech rehearsals on April 21, 23, 24, & 25 are mandatory.  Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: April 26 through May 12, Thursdays through Sundays.

Find some helpful tips at AUDITION TIPS

To make an audition appointment: visit REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION

Website submissions only for audition appointments.

No calls for appointments, please. Due to time restrictions, auditionees without an appointment will not be seen.

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