Upcoming Audition

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, December 17 for our upcoming production of “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Jr.”

The audition will take place from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at KCT at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.  KCT Director Dennis E. Perkins will direct the production, and Paul Jones will serve as Musical Director.  Catherine Blevins, a student at Pellissippi State, will serve as Production Manager.

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditionees may choose from the following appointment times:  6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. Seven auditionees will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 49 auditionees will be seen.  Auditionees should be prepared to stay for 45 minutes after their appointment time.

There are at least 20 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls.  The minimum age to audition is 11 years old, and the maximum age is 18.

There are at least four roles for actors making their KCT debuts.


The audition will take place from:

          Time: Monday, December 17 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

          Location: KCT at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue


Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, JR  is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Auditionees should prepare 16 bars of a song.  Each auditionee must bring sheet music for the live accompanist.  No “a cappella” auditions (auditions without accompaniment) will be heard.  Do NOT choose a song from the show.  Please highlight or clearly mark the section of the music that you will be singing for the audition.

Songs will be evaluated on pitch, strength of volume, tone, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and ability to act while singing.  Songs from musical theatre are highly preferred.  

Auditonees should also prepare a SHORT (one-minute) monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should express comic emotion and a theatrical level of volume and expression.

Auditonees 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.

Music rehearsals will begin on Thursday, January 3.  Stage rehearsals continue through Thursday, February 21.  Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.   Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  Tech rehearsals, on February 14, 17, 18, 20 & 21 are mandatory.

Actors must also be available for all 22 regular performances: February 22 through March 17, 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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