Audition Info

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will accept video audition submissions on Monday, May 3rd for our upcoming production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr., based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the 1989 Disney film.

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KCT Intern Elijah Payne will direct the production. Deena Seals and Paul Jones will serve as Musical Directors and Donya Walker will choreograph.

The auditions are being held via video submission.  Detailed instructions for submission format, etc. will be included with audition confirmation.

There are at least 20 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls.  The minimum age to audition is 9 years old, and the maximum age is 18.

There are four to five roles for actors making their KCT debuts.

Journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

  • Auditionees are required to sing. For this audition, auditionees will be provided with music selection, sample vocal track, and accompaniment track for the audition.
  • Auditionees should also prepare a one-minute monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should express a large emotional range and a theatrical level of volume and expression. The plays genre is comic musical theatre.
  • Auditionees will receive detailed instructions for submitting their auditions and access to a sample audition.
  • Auditionees should consult 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. The rehearsal schedule will be included with audition confirmations.

Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, May 16 and continue through Thursday, July 8.  Rehearsals are held Sunday through Thursday evenings.  Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  No rehearsal will be held May 28-31 in observance of Labor Day or July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day.  Tech rehearsals on July 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, are mandatory.

A virtual (via Zoom) parent orientation will be held on Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 PM.

Actors must also be available for all 16 regular performances: July 9 – 25

To request an audition submission time slot, please use the online audition request form found at:

No calls for slot assignments, please.

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