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Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Wednesday, April 24 for our upcoming production of “Hairspray, Jr.”
The audition will take place from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM at KCT, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.
Auditions are by appointment only. Auditionees may choose from the following appointment times: 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. Ten auditionees will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 40 auditionees will be seen. Auditionees should arrive promptly at the beginning of their hour to prepare for the dance audition. All actors will be asked to learn a dance step and should be prepared to stay for the entire hour of their appointment time.
All Auditionees are invited to attend a choreography workshop on Monday, April 22 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Attendance is optional but recommended.
The audition will take place:
Wednesday, April 24
4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Knoxville Children’s Theatre
109 E. Churchwell Avenue.
There are at least 25 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls. The minimum age to audition is 10 years old, and the maximum age is 17.
There are at least five roles for actors making their KCT debuts.
Auditionees should prepare 8 to 16 bars of a song. Each auditionee must bring sheet music for the live accompanist. No “a cappella” auditions (auditions without accompaniment) will be heard. Do NOT choose a song from the show. Please highlight or clearly mark the section of the music that you will be singing for the audition. Songs will be evaluated on pitch, strength of volume, tone, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and ability to act while singing. Songs from musical theatre are highly preferred.
Auditionees should also prepare a SHORT one-minute monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should express a large emotional range and a theatrical level of volume and expression.
Auditionees 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, May 13. Stage rehearsals continue through Wednesday, July 3. (Rehearsals will not be held May 24-27 in observance of Memorial Day.) Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals. No rehearsal will be held on July 4th. Orientation on 5/13 and Tech Rehearsals, on 6/27, 6/30, 7/1, 7/2 & 7/3 are mandatory.
KCT Artistic Director Dennis E. Perkins directs, Paul Jones of Auralation Music will serve as Musical Director, and Donya Walker will choreograph the production. Catherine Blevins, a student at Pellissippi State, will serve as Production Manager.
Actors must also be available for all 19 regular performances: July 5 through July 28, Thursdays through Sundays.
To make an audition appointment please use the online audition request form found at: http://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/register-for-an-audition/. No calls for appointments, please. Due to time restrictions, auditionees without an appointment will not be seen.
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To make an audition appointment: visit REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION
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No calls for appointments, please. Due to time restrictions, auditionees without an appointment will not be seen.