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.
Audition Dates and Times
Myrtle Mae Simmons: The daughter of Veta Simmons, early 20’s
Veta Simmons: 40’s, Myrtle Mae’s mother and Elwood’s sister
Elwood P. Dowd: Veta’s brother, 47 yrs old
Miss Johnson: The maid
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet: 65 yrs old
Ruth Kelly, R.N.: 24 yrs old, head nurse at Chumley’s Rest, a sanitarium for mental patients
Duane Wilson: 28-35 years old, large, and muscular, is the sanitarium’s attendant and strong arm
Dr. Lyman Sanderson: A young doctor of psychiatry
Dr. William R. Chumley: late 50’s head of Chumley’s Rest
Betty Chumley: Mid 50’s Dr. Chumley’s wife
Judge Omar Gaffney: An elderly lawyer
E.J. Lofgren: An ultimately wise cab driver
Bobby Bodford is a veteran of stage and screen. As a professional director, playwright and actor, he has over 40 years experience. His directing credits include critically acclaimed productions of the Smoke on the Mountain Trilogy and Fiddler on the Roof for Twin City Stage; and most recently, Avenue Q and Madagascar Jr. for Community Theatre Greensboro. He just completed a summer camp at the Sunset Theatre in Asheboro NC where he directed his adaptation of Treasure Island.
Auditions are held at Fitzpatrick Auditorium, located at:
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
*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.
*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!