Audition Info

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, June 14 for our upcoming production of The Hobbit, a live stage adaptation of the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.

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There are at least 20 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 four roles for actors making their KCT debuts.

Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results – not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth – and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magical fantasy.

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

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.

Auditionees should prepare a SHORT one-minute monologue from a published play or novel. The monologue should express intense emotion and a theatrical level of expression. The play’s genre is dramatic fantasy. Choose a monologue appropriate for the genre of the play; choose a piece with rich emotional ranges. No songs or poems. Monologues will be evaluated on volume, clarity of speech, depth of emotional expression, and ability of physical transformation.

Please do not select monologues from film or TV scripts.

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 Wednesday June 30, continuing through Thursday, August 12. Rehearsals are held Sunday through Thursday evenings.  Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  Tech rehearsals on August 5, 8, 9, 11, and 12, are mandatory. Cast Orientation on June 30 is mandatory for first time production participants.

There will be no rehearsal July 2-4 in observance of Independence Day.

Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: August 13 – 29, Thursdays through Sundays.  Shows are held Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM & 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

To register for an audition, please use the online form at

No phone calls for appointments, please. You will find some helpful tips for your audition by visiting our website:

Auditionees will receive detailed instructions for their audition submission AFTER they submit the online form.

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