Auditions

Take the Stage!

At KLT, we conduct open auditions and welcome anyone in the community to have the opportunity to “take the stage”. Auditions are generally held three to four months prior to the show’s production dates. Details of upcoming auditions will be communicated on our Facebook page, through email blasts and on our website.

For information on preparing for your audition and what to expect when auditioning at Kernersville Little Theatre, please scroll to the bottom of this page.  We want to make sure you make the most of your audition experience.

This adaptation of A Christmas Carol includes a number of Christmas carols, so those auditioning should be prepared to sing part of a song (see What to Prepare, below) if you would like to be considered for a singing role. There are plenty of roles that will not require singing. There will not be a dance audition.

Audition Dates and Times for Adults and Teens

Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Audition Dates and Times for Kids (6-14 years old)

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Cast Roles

Ebenezer Scrooge, 50s-60s
Ghost of Jacob Marley, 50s-60s
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Future
Mrs. Turk, 40s up
Charity Collector (female or male)
Bob Cratchit, 30s-40s
Mrs. Cratchit, 30s-40s
Martha Cratchit, eldest daughter, 16-20
Peter Cratchit, eldest son, 15-19
Belinda Cratchit, second daughter, 12-15
Cratchit Boy 2, ages 8-12
Cratchit Girl 3, ages 8-12
Tiny Tim Cratchit, 6-10, small, crippled
Fred Hollowell, Scrooge’s nephew, 20s-30s
Mrs. Hollowell, 20s-30s
Topper, bachelor friend of Fred Hollowell, attracted to Sister 1 or 2, 20s-30s
Mrs. Hollowell’s sisters, Sister 1 and 2, 20s-30s
Hollowell Guest 4
Hollowell Guest 5
Boy Scrooge, 8-13
Mr. Fezziwig, 30 and up
Mrs. Fezziwig, close in age to Mr. Fezziwig
Fezziwig Children, several, ages 8 to 15
Dick Wilkins, 16-18
Young Scrooge, 16-25
Belle, appears at roughly age 20 and age 40
Belle’s Husband, 30-45
Belle’s Children, Daughter (8-12) and Son (12-17)
Ignorance, male, 8-15
Want, female, 8-15
Gossipers 1, 2 and 3
Wealthy Businessmen, One and Two
Pawnbroker
Laundress
Turkey Runner (boy or girl)

Director

Myla O’Brien is a KLT veteran, acting on-stage, working back-stage, directing, serving as a Board Member, including VP of Marketing. She directed KLT’s Marvelous Wonderettes in 2015. While Myla has enjoyed all her roles at KLT from her 1987 debut as the title character in Lily The Felon’s Daughter, to her favorite role of Charlene in 1994’s I Take This Man, which not only resulted in her Best Leading Actress award, but also with her on-stage fiancee becoming her off-stage husband of 20 years, Paul. The two have since collaborated on several productions, but their proudest is their daughters, Allie (17) and Peyton (15). A graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. in Theatre, Myla has volunteered with other theatre organizations around the triad, including directing the World Premier of Conversations in a Cafe and a Staged Reading of All About Faith for Log-Inn Productions. She is Business Manager for The Lattitude Group, a Business Consulting firm headquartered in Kernersville, which is the best town around!

Location

Auditions are held at Fitzpatrick Auditorium, located at:
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Audition Preparations

*Audition Form – Our audition form is now available here for you to download. Please bring 3 copies with you to auditions! This will speed up the process.

*Age Range – Look for the character descriptions and any minimum age requirements in each audition notice.

We want you to get the most out of your audition with KLT.  Below are some general guidelines about our audition process and tips on preparing for your audition.

*Experience – You don’t need any experience to audition, or even to get a great part at Kernersville Little Theatre.  We get people with lots of experience and some with none at all.  All that is required is an interest in performing and a willingness to commit!

*What to Bring – You will be asked to identify any conflicts that you will have starting with the audition dates and running through the last performance, so bring your calendar.  If you have a resume showing your performing experience, you can bring that, but most people don’t.  We will ask you to fill out an audition form with your contact information and experience.

*What to Wear – Always wear comfortable clothes and shoes – NO SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS, especially if you are auditioning for a musical.  If you are an experienced dancer you may want to bring your specialty dance shoes.

*What to Prepare – The audition for non-musicals will consist of reading from the script.  You do not have to prepare anything, but it can be helpful to have read or seen the play ahead of time so that you are familiar with what is going on in the script.  Individual directors may ask you to participate in some improvisations or theatre exercises, but don’t let that intimidate you – we’re here to have fun and to learn more about you!

If you are auditioning for a musical, you will also need to be prepared to sing a song.  You should bring a rehearsed song as well as the piano accompaniment. The accompanist will be seeing your music for the first time, so don’t worry if they don’t play it perfectly – just do your best!  The Music Director will probably also ask you to sing some scales to understand your vocal range.

Musical auditions may also include a simple dance routine.  The choreographer will give you some dance steps to do in a group to evaluate your basic ability.

 *Bring your calendar – We will ask you to complete an audition form.  You’ll be asked to identify any conflicts that you will have starting with audition dates and running through the last performance.

*Most Important – Relax and have fun! And don’t be afraid to ask questions if anything isn’t clear to you. KLT is all about creating opportunities for you to get experience on and off stage. Come PLAY with us!

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