Upcoming Auditions for Students

Lexington Children’s Theatre is excited to announce auditions for our two fall productions. We will have our Learning Stage Series production of Zombie in Love (directed by Rhonda Bell) at the Learning Stage, and our Holiday Opera House production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (BCPE) (directed by Jeremy Kisling) at the Lexington Opera House. If you are ages 9 or older, we are excited to invite you join us for these productions.

Audition Dates

Sunday, August 20th 3-5pm
Monday, August 21st 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, August 22nd 6:30-8:30pm

Auditionees must attend an entire two-hour block.

Callbacks for Zombie in Love will be Wednesday, August 23rd from 6-9pm. Callbacks for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (BCPE) will be Thursday, August 24th from 6-9pm. We hope to have casting decisions made for both shows by end of day Friday, August 25th.

All performers must turn 9 and be two weeks past their COVID-19 vaccination date prior to Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023, to be eligible to audition.

How does it work to audition for two shows at the same time? Can I be cast in both shows?

We are auditioning both of our fall shows at the same time. Both our directors, Jeremy Kisling (BCPE) and Rhonda Bell (Zombie in Love), will be in attendance at the auditions and will be considering the auditioners. There will be a question later on in the audition form that will ask which show you’d like to audition for. You can be considered for both shows or just one show. It is possible to be cast in both shows, but there is also a place to indicate if you would only like to be cast in one show.

Please note that folks who are student director, student stage manager/ASM, student music director, or student choreographers for Zombie in Love may not also audition for the show. Any folks who are on a design or marketing team may audition for the show.

Where and when does the show rehearse and perform?

We are able to accommodate some vacations/travel plans/conflicts, but in order to be cast, you must be able to attend all tech rehearsals and performances. We will not be double casting. For the full list of specific timeframes for tech rehearsals and performances, please see the end of the Jotform audition form sign-up.

Zombie in Love will rehearse 3-4 times per week in the weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Rehearsals may start as early as August 28th and the process will be done by November 5th.

Zombie in Love performs at Lexington Children’s Theatre from Sunday, October 15th through Sunday, November 5th, 2023. There are 8 weekend performances and 16 weekday performances.

The weekend performances are:
Sunday, October 15th at 2pm
Saturday, October 21st at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 22nd at 2pm
Saturday, October 28th at 2pm
Sunday, October 29th at 2pm
Saturday, November 4th at 2pm
Sunday, November 5th at 2pm

The weekday performances are:
10:00am & 11:45am
Thursday, October 19th & Friday, October 20th; Wednesday, October 25th thru Friday, October 27th; Wednesday, November 1st thru Friday, November 3rd

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (BCPE) will rehearse 3-4 times per week in the weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Rehearsals may start as early as September 18th and the process will be done by December 4th.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (BCPE) performs at the Lexington Opera House from Saturday, November 25th through Monday, December 4th, 2023. There are 4 weekend performances and 12 weekday performances.

The weekend performances are:
Saturday, November 25th at 2pm
Saturday, December 2nd at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 3rd at 2pm

The weekday performances are:
10:00am & 12:00pm
Monday, November 27th thru Friday, December 1st; Monday, December 4th

How many people will be cast and what ages?

These shows have MANY characters of all different ages. More information will be added here soon.

Synopsis for Zombie in Love

All Mortimer wants is to find a date to the school dance... which is hard when you’re a zombie. He has a big heart, but when he tries to let it show, his intestines just fall out! What’s an undead guy to do? This sidesplitting yet touching musical is a spooky celebration of the weird in all of us.

Synopsis for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Bradley family’s church Christmas Pageant is always the same, year after year – until the Herdmans show up! With “the worst kids in the world” taking the lead roles, this year’s Pageant will be a total disaster. But it might just be the year when the rambunctious, rag-tag Herdmans help their community see Christmas in a whole new way, and prove that even “the worst kids in the world” can change it for the better. 

What roles are available in the cast of characters?

The roles will be added soon.

To sign-up to audition for Zombie in Love or The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, please fill out this audition form: https://form.jotform.com/232136113732142

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kate Tayler at rsm@lctonstage.org.

Have more questions?
Check out our Audition FAQ page or use the audition request link below to ask a question about the process.

When are the next auditions?

Our next auditions will be for our 2023 - 2024 Teen Companies ensemble, and will be September 7 -9, 2023 in-person at Lexington Children's Theatre. Audition sign-ups will go live Thursday, August 17th.

Our Companies program has two troupes:

  • Jr. Company is for students in grades 6 – 8.
  • Company B is for students in grades 9 – 12.

For more information and special tips on how to have a great audition, visit our page for LCT's Teen Companies!

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How can I get involved before the next production?

Theatre School
LCT's Theatre School classes are a great way to have a ton of theatre fun and grow your skills before the next set of auditions.  Check out our education page here: Theatre School Workshops and Classes

If you have questions, please be sure to read the Audition FAQ Page below.

Audition FAQ