Audition Info

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, November 16 for the upcoming live stage adaptation of “The Snow Queen.”  The play will be performed January 22 through February 7: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

Adapted from the famous original story by Hans Christian Andersen, this is the story of Gerda, a little girl who searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda’s innocence charms all good people and animals she meets on the way. With their help, Gerda travels to the Far North, where she confronts the Snow Queen in her ice palace in a struggle to save Kai’s life.

KCT Alumna Ashlee Latimer 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, 5:00 , 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 PM.

There are 12 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 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 fantasy/adventure.  Choose an appropriate monologue with large theatrical ranges, preferably from a published play in the fantasy genre. 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 as actors will play multiple roles.

Auditionees should consult/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, but please note that attendance at some rehearsals and at all performances is mandatory for participation.

Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday 12/16 and continue through Thursday, January 21.  Rehearsals will not be held from December 22, 2020 thru January 1, 2021.

Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  Orientation on December 12 and tech rehearsals on January 14, 17, 18, 20, and 21 are mandatory.  Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: January 22 through February 7, Thursdays through Sundays.

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