Calendar of Events
Monday, October 3, 2022
Knoxville Children's Theatre: Auditions for The Carol!
Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, October 3rd for our upcoming production of THE CAROL! This is a world premiere written and directed by KCT artistic director, Steve Sherman.
The audition will take place from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM at KCT, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue. Detailed instructions for what to prepare will be included with audition confirmation.
Artistic Staff at Auditions: Steve Sherman, Playwright/Director/Artistic Director
There are great parts for boys and girls and roles for new KCT actors.
SYNOPSIS: Noises Off meets A Christmas Carol in this big Christmas comedy! A community theatre is trying to keep its head above water, and when famous stage actor Sir Anthony Stewart is unable to play Scrooge in their annual production of A Christmas Carol, their technical director and house understudy has to step in. A farce that includes the guy who takes theatre a little too seriously, the girl who is always late, the guy who doesn’t prepare, the spoiled grandson of Sir Anthony, lots of teenage drama, and a major error by the new marketing person that throws everything into a tailspin. Ending with lots of Christmas joy, this show will be fun for actors to perform and families to enjoy together!
The cast includes roles for eight girls ages 12 and up, six boys ages 12 and up, two girls ages 11 and younger and two boys ages 11 and younger. Children 8-18 years old may audition.
Note: Actors will use their natural dialect as well as British when saying their lines from “A Christmas Carol.”
109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
River & Rail Theatre Company: The Little Prince
September 23 - October 9: THE LITTLE PRINCE by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
In River & Rail Theatre Co.'s first-ever Theatre for Young Audiences production, we get to bring one of our favorite children's stories to life. When a world-weary aviator finds themself stranded in a strange new world, the friendship and guidance of a small child enables them to shed what is not useful and pay attention to the life and beauty before their eyes. The Little Prince takes on an imaginative and playful perspective, reminding us all what it is like to look at the world through children's eyes again. "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727, www.riverandrailtheatre.com
Morning Pointe Foundation’s Seniors Got Talent Auditions
On Nov. 14, 2022, ten talented senior adults will get the chance to shine as part of the 3rd Annual Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville variety show produced by the Morning Pointe Foundation in conjunction with Morning Pointe Senior Living at The Bijou Theatre.
Morning Pointe’s event seeks to showcase local senior talent and celebrate the young-at-heart. Auditions for Seniors Got Talent Franklin are happening now through Oct. 7 for in-person auditions or Oct. 14 for online auditions. Details – including locations, times and how to upload a video of a senior performance – can be found at www.morningpointefoundation.com/seniorsgottalent.
Participants are not required to be Morning Pointe residents; anyone 62 years young or older may apply. Acts showcasing talents of all kinds are welcome but should not exceed three minutes in length. Ten seniors or acts (including groups) will ultimately be selected to perform in the big show.
Only one act will take home the grand prize of $500. Second- and third-place winners will also receive awards, and Morning Pointe is introducing a brand-new People’s Choice Award. Show attendees will be able to vote for their favorite act at $1 per vote, with funds going to the Morning Pointe Foundation.
Tickets for the grand finale will be $25 and will go on sale in mid- to late-October.