Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Wednesday, November 15 for the upcoming stage production of “Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding-Hood?,” an original comic mashup of many well-known fairy-tales.

This original comedy / mystery by Zack Allen (playwright of “Thumbelina,” “Cinderella & Ebenezer,” and “Sleeping Beauty & The Seven Sisters”) involves Red Riding-Hood and her Granny, Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel, Rumplestilskin, and more characters from the famous collection of fairy tales by The Brother Grimm.

Granny Hood wakes up to find a bump on her head and her grand-daughter missing. So begins a farcical mystery that includes such suspects as a serial punster, quarreling twins, a “germ-i-phobe” maid, and a goblin janitor. And who is the weird old fortune teller who claims a wolf is on the loose? “Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding-Hood?” will delight fairy-tale fans of all ages with an uproarious new take on some of the world’s most familiar stories.

The audition will take place from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at KCT at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditioners 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 auditioners will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 42 auditioners will be seen.

There are 15 available roles. A mix of ages is needed for the play. Large roles are available for both males and females, from ages 10 to 16.

There are at least three roles for actors making his/her KCT debut.

Auditioners should prepare a SHORT one-minute monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should express comic timing and a theatrical level of volume and expression.

The play’s genre is broad comedy.

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. Ability of physical transformation is a major plus.

Auditioners 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 or around Monday, November 27, continuing through Thursday, January 18. Rehearsals will break for the Christmas / holiday season for two weeks, from December 19 to January 2.

Rehearsals are held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Actors should expect to attend most, but not all, rehearsals; conflicts may be listed at audition. Tech rehearsals, on January 11, 14, 15, 17 & 18, are mandatory.

Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: January 19 through February 4, Thursdays through Sundays.

To make an audition appointment: visit http://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/register-for-an-audition/.

You will find some helpful tips for your audition at:
http://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/audition-tips/.

Website submissions only for audition appointments.

KCT Producing Director, Zack Allen, will direct the production.