- 2021 SEASON
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Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, September 20th for our upcoming production of ANNIE, JR. The show will be directed by KCT student intern Campbell Ella. Deena Seals will serve as musical director and Donya Walker as our choreographer.
There are about 20 available roles. There are four roles for actors making their KCT debuts.
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Please bring your calendar to auditions. 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.
Also, please note that some rehearsals and all performances are mandatory. If you have a conflict with a mandatory rehearsal, we will look forward to seeing you audition for another show.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, October 4th and continue through Thursday, December 2nd. Rehearsals are held Sunday through Thursday. Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.
*Tech rehearsals, November 28th, 29th, 30th, December 1st and 2nd are mandatory*
Cast Orientation Monday, October 4th is mandatory for first time production participants.
Actors must also be available for all 16 regular performances: December 3 – 19th; Thursdays through Sundays.
Actors will be required to act and sing at this audition.
Acting: Please prepare a short, one-minute monologue in the genre of the show. Something from a contemporary play or musical would be great. Though Annie takes place in 1933, the show originated in 1977 on Broadway and carries a vibe from the time it was written.
Singing: We will send you a track to sing along with your audition confirmation. Younger girls auditioning for Annie or one of the orphans will be asked to sing specific measures of “Tomorrow,” and older girls auditioning for Miss Hannigan, Lily, and Grace will be asked to sing specific measures of “Little Girls.” Boys will be asked to sing specific measures from “I Don’t Need Anything But You…”
**We are also looking for a real dog to play SANDY. We need a mellow, obedient dog who is available to be part of our cast for the technical rehearsals and all performances. Please let us know if you have a dog we can consider for our SANDY.**
No calls for appointments, please. Due to time restrictions, late submissions will not be seen.
To request audition submission information, please use the online audition request form found at:
You will find some helpful tips for your audition by visiting our website: https://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/audition-tips/