Upcoming Audition

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Wednesday, November 13 for the upcoming live stage adaptation of the classic children’s novel ”Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll.  The play will be performed January 17 thru February 2, 2020: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

When Alice decides to follow a talking White Rabbit down a hole, she starts an adventure that will lead her to race with a Dodo, take tea with a Mad Hatter, play croquette with the Queen of Hearts, and more.  It’s a wild and crazy ride as Alice navigates the shenanigans of all the classic characters of Wonderland and desperately tries to make her way home!

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 16 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 four 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 comedy/fantasy.  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 or dramatic depth of emotion.  Ability of physical transformation is a major plus. Please, no monologues from “Alice in Wonderland.”

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 Thursday, November 21 and continue through Thursday, January 16.  

There will be no rehearsal November 27 through December 1 for Thanksgiving Break, and the show will not rehearse December 22 and January 1st. 

Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  Orientation on November 21 and tech rehearsals on January 9, 12, 14, 15, 16 are mandatory.

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