Audition Info

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, April 12 for the upcoming live stage adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”  The play will be performed June 4th through June 20th: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

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Poor Charlie Bucket finds a Golden Ticket in his Wonka Chocolate Bar, sending him and his Grandpa on a magical tour of Willy Wonka’s renowned chocolate factory.  One by one, the other children on the tour break the rules, but if Charlie survives the journey, he may find an even greater reward.

Guest Director Terry Silver-Alford will direct the production.

Auditions will be conducted online via Zoom.  Actors will receive a link to the online audition with their confirmation email.

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 up to 22 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls.  The minimum age to audition is 8 years old, and the maximum age is 18.  There are up to 4 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 fantasy/comedy.  Choose an appropriate monologue with large theatrical ranges, preferably from a published play. Monologues taken from films are discouraged.  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.

An online PARENT Orientation will be held on Sunday, April 25 at 5PM.

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, April 26th and continue through Thursday, June 3.

Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  Student Orientation on April 26 and tech rehearsals on May 27 & 30, June 1, 2, and 3 are mandatory.  Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: June 4 through June 20, Thursdays through Sundays.

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