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.

Audition Dates and Times

September 15, 2019, at 6 – 8 p.m. ***Children’s Auditions Only
September 16, 17, 2019, 7 – 9 p.m. ***Adult & Older Teen Auditions

Cast Roles

Freely adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, Treasure Island, this full-length stage version follows brave and resourceful Jim Hawkins as he sets sail in search of a legendary pirate treasure. Along the way he will encounter new friendships, dangerous enemies, divided loyalties, and the swash-buckling adventure of a lifetime. Ideal for ages 8 and up, this is world-premiere presentation of Treasure Island, where more lay buried than just treasure…

Lead roles are available for older teens & adults, with limited roles for ages 10+

JIM HAWKINS, (12-16) the narrator and hero of the story.

DR. LIVESEY, (30+) a sensible country doctor, a female disguised as a man.

SQUIRE TRELAWNEY, (40-60) a good-hearted country gentleman of generous means.

MR. HAWKINS, (40+) Jim’s overworked father, doubles as BEN GUNN, a reformed pirate, marooned.

MRS. HAWKINS, (40+) Jim’s overwrought mother, doubles as JOB ANDERSON, a pirate (disguised as a male).

JOHN (JANE) SILVER, (40+) a female pirate disguised as a one legged male sea-cook.

BILLY BONES, (40+) a pirate with a valuable secret, doubles as CPT. SMOLLETT, a hard-nosed sea captain worth his salt.

BLACK DOG, (50+) a blind sea-faring man, doubles as ISRAEL HANDS, a pirate.

ABIGAIL GRAY, (late teens) a serving girl, and Silver’s daughter. Also, disguised as ABRAHAM GRAY, a pirate with divided loyalties.

MORGAN, (50+) an old sea-dog and pirate.

GEORGE MERRY, a young and ambitious pirate.

DANNY, DARBY, JUTE, Silver’s Crew. Also, PIRATES and FLINT’S CREW.

NICK O’BRIEN, a young seaman and a blood-thirsty mutineer. Also one of the PIRATES, and FLINT’S CREW.

ALAN DOOLEY, (10-14) a boy sea-man.

TOM LOCKE, GEORGE HUNTER, young sailors.

RICHARD JOYCE, Trelawney’s valet, female disguised as a male.

Location

All auditions are held at Fitzpatrick Auditorium, 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!

Season Sponsors

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
North Carolina Arts Council
Kernersville Foundation
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Town of Kernersville
Vintage Sound & Light