Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Wednesday, April 11 for the upcoming stage production of “Tales Of A 4th Grade Nothing,” based on the classic novel by Judy Blume.

Everyone makes such a fuss about Fudge, Peter Hatcher’s little brother. The dentist, the shoe saleslady, the beautiful secretary… everyone in New York City! But when Fudge messes with Peter’s pet turtle Dribble, it’s Peter’s turn to make a fuss!

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. 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. Six auditioners will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 42 auditioners will be seen.

There at least 17 available positions. There are many roles for boys and girls. Many actors will play multiple roles. Although the minimum age to audition is 8, there are plum roles for older actors too.

There are at least four positions for performers making his/her KCT debut.

Auditioners should prepare a SHORT one-minute monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should feature a theatrical level of volume and expression.

The play’s genre is broad comedy. Choose an appropriate monologue with large theatrical ranges, preferably from a published play. No songs or poems. Monologues will be evaluated on volume, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and comic timing. Ability of physical transformation is a major plus.

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.

Rehearsals will begin on or around Sunday, April 22, continuing through Thursday, June 7. No rehearsals are held over Memorial Day weekend.

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. Tech rehearsals, on May 31, June 3, 4, 6 & 7 are mandatory.

Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: June 8 through 24, Thursdays through Sundays.

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KCT Producing Director, Zack Allen, will direct the production.