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Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Tuesday, December 10 for our upcoming production of “Junie B. Jones, The Musical, 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 encouraged to attend a choreography workshop on Monday, December 9 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Attendance is optional but recommended. Auditionees hoping to make their KCT debut are especially encouraged to attend.
From Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the creators who brought you Dear Edwina and Dear Edwina JR., comes Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a delightful adaptation created specifically for Broadway Junior performers.
Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends — and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard — and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.
There are at least 25 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls. The minimum age to audition is 8 years old, and the maximum age is 17. There are roles available for actors of varied ages. There are at least five roles for actors making their KCT debuts.
Auditionees should prepare 12 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 Thursday, January 2. Stage rehearsals continue through Thursday, February, 20. Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals. Orientation on January 2 and Tech Rehearsals on February 13, 16, 17, & 19 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.
Actors must also be available for all 15 regular performances: February 21 through March 8, 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.