Audition Info

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, March 4 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.

In Louisa Mae Alcott’s’ classic coming of age story, independent Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy are responsible for keeping a home while their father is off to war. At the same time, they must come to terms with living with distinctly individual personalities—and make the transition from youth to adulthood. Little Women is a timeless American classic.

The audition will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at KCT at 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 12 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls.  The minimum age to audition is 12 years old, and the maximum age is 18.
There are at least two 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. Please, no monologues from films or television shows. Monologues will be evaluated on volume, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and comic timing.  Ability of physical transformation is a major plus.

  • 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.
  • Rehearsals will begin on Monday, March 18 and continue through Thursday, May 2.  Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.   
  • Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  Orientation on March 18 and tech rehearsals on April 25, 28, 29 and May 1 and 2 are mandatory.
  • Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: May 3 – 19, Thursdays through Sundays.

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