Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Tuesday, May 8 for our upcoming production of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.”

The audition will take place from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at KCT at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue. KCT Student Director Derrick Washington Jr. will direct the production, and Paul Jones will serve as Musical Director. Catherine Blevins, a student at Pellissippi State, will serve as Production Manager.

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditioners 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 auditioners will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 49 auditioners will be seen. Auditioners should be prepared to stay for 45 minutes after their appointment time.

There are at least 20 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls.  The minimum age to audition is 11 years old, and the maximum age is 18.

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

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world!”

Auditioners should prepare 8 to 12 bars of a song. Each auditioner 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.

Auditoners 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.

Auditioners 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.

Music rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, May 16. Stage rehearsals continue through Thursday, July 12. 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 4. Tech rehearsals, on July 5, 8, 9, 11 & 12 are mandatory.

Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: July 13 through July 29, Thursdays through Sundays.

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Website submissions only for audition appointments. No calls for appointments, please.

Due to time restrictions, auditioners without an appointment will not be seen.