Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Auditions for Upcoming Production of “Little Women”

Knoxville, Tenn. - Children’s Theatre of Knoxville (CTK) will hold auditions for the upcoming stage production of Little Women, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, on Sunday, August 10 from 3 PM and 5 PM and Monday, August 11 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Auditions will take place at The Emporium Center for Art & Culture at 100 South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

The company will be casting up to three boys and up to six girls. CTK will also cast at least one adult male and one adult female. Rehearsals take place five evenings a week from Sunday, August 17 to Thursday, September 18. The play will be performed Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 4 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM, from September 19 through October 4. All rehearsals and performances will take place at The Emporium Center.

Auditioners should be prepared to read from the script with both adult and child actors. No other materials or preparations are required, but auditioners may perform a 1 to 2 minute monologue if he/she wishes. Auditioners will be asked to fill out a short information form at the audition.

Little Women is a wistful tale of growing up, set during the American Civil War. The story centers on the four daughters of Mr. and Mrs. March: Meg, aged 16; Jo, aged 15, who wants to become a writer; Beth, a frail girl of 13, and 12-year-old Amy, the pampered youngest daughter. Mr. March is called away to serve as a Chaplain during the war, leaving Mrs. March alone to raise the girls. Many of the play’s themes reflect the sacrifices that adults and children must make during wartime. The March’s world changes when young Theodore “Lawrie” Lawrence moves in next door, and the March girls learn the value of “friend” and “family.”

Suzanne Curtis will direct the play. Ms. Curtis (MFA, University of Alabama - Alabama Shakespeare Festival) has worked as a professional actor and director in theatres in over a dozen states, including work in New York and California. She has worked extensively with children’s theatre, both as a director and instructor. Zack Allen and Jenny Ballard, CTK’s Executive Director and Artistic Director respectively, will serve as the play’s producers. In addition, Allen will design the set and Ballard will design the costumes. Susan A. Kemppainen will provide the lighting and sound design.
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About The Children’s Theatre of Knoxville

The Children’s Theatre of Knoxville, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to producing meaningful theatrical productions for children and families, providing advanced theatrical instruction for children, and serving the community through drama-related outreach programs. CTK accepts charitable donations. Checks should be made to the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville. For more information, call 865-599-5284, visit or email

The Children’s Theatre of Knoxville was formed in 2007 by Zack Allen, who serves as the corporation’s Executive Director, and by Jenny Ballard, who serves as Artistic Director.


Sponsorship /donations
Children’s Theatre of Knoxville, Inc. (CTK) is a newly-formed non-profit 501(c) corporation, operating under Tennessee State Charter #0561570. Donations are tax deductable. Checks should be written and mailed to:
Children’s Theatre of Knoxville, Inc.
Po Box 3783 Knoxville, TN 37927

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