Upcoming Audition

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Tuesday, July 16 for the upcoming live stage adaptation of the classic children’s novel Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White.

The audition will take place from 4:30 AM to 7:30 PM at KCT at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.

The audition will take place:

Tuesday, July 16

4:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Knoxville Children’s Theatre

109 E. Churchwell Avenue. 

The play will be performed September 13 thru October 6: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

Charlotte’s Web is one of the top 100 best-selling books of all time and the best-selling children’s paperback book ever.  The New York Times called it “just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done.”  Tony-winning playwright Joseph Robinette’s touching and faithful stage version will make audiences believe this beloved book is coming to life on the KCT stage.

In rural Maine, Wilbur, a young orphan pig, is loved by his owner, Fern Arable.  But the pig is destined to be slaughtered for food, and as soon as he is old enough, the Arables send the pig to his fate on the Zuckerman family farm.  A lonely, childless spider named Charlotte, who lives in a dark corner of the Zuckerman’s barn, takes pity on the pitiful little pig and decides to do what she can to save his life. Wilbur is grateful for this mysterious mother figure, but the act of true motherhood will come at a costly price for the tiny spider.

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 19 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 drama/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.

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, July 29 and continue through Thursday, September 12. Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  Orientation on July 29 and tech rehearsals on September 5, 8, 9,11, and 12 are mandatory. Actors must also be available for all 19 regular performances: September 13 through October 8, Thursdays through Sundays.

You will find some helpful tips for your audition by visiting the audition tips page: https://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/audition-tips/

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