Audition Info

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, April 22, 2024 for our upcoming production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S “CINDERELLA.”

The audition will take place from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at KCT at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.  KCT Intern Madalyn Payne will direct the production, and Teresa Seals will serve as Musical Director, and Donya Walker will choreograph. 

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. Seven auditionees will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 49 auditioners will be seen.   

There are at least 20 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls.  The minimum age to audition is 10 years old, and the maximum age is 18. There are at least four roles for actors making their KCT debuts.

When Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” premiered on TV years ago, it was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Since then, the stage version has enchanted children and adults all around the world.  In this specially created version, all the beloved songs and familiar characters have been adapted for young performers and audience members with warmth and comedy.  And hearts will soar when the slipper fits!

Auditionees should prepare 10 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 strongly recommended.  

Auditonees should also prepare a SHORT one-minute monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should express comic emotion 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 or around May 13, 2024 continuing through Thursday, July 11, 2024.  Rehearsals are held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.  Actors should expect to attend most, but not all, rehearsals; conflicts may be listed at audition.  

  • Orientation/First rehearsal on Monday, May 13 is mandatory for first time participants.
  • Tech rehearsals, July 3, 7, 8, 10, and 11 are mandatory
  • Actors must also be available for all 16 regular performances: July 12- 28, Thursdays through Sundays.  

To make an audition appointment please use the online audition request form found at:

No calls for appointments, please.
Due to time restrictions, auditionees without an appointment will not be seen.

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