Everyone is Welcome


Once more, with enthusiasm …

TKD seeks to create an environment where everyone in the community feels welcome to participate and contribute.

We encourage everyone to audition for roles in our productions, regardless of your level of experience on stage. Our casts frequently include a wide diversity of ages, ethnicities, talents and skills.

The only thing we really demand is enthusiasm!


Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Courtney Woolard

Runs: Oct 25 – Nov 10, 2019
Rehearsals: begin Sep 9, Mon-Thu @ 7pm (subject to change)

Audition Times

  • Saturday, Aug 31, 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, Sep 1, 2:00 pm


Auditions will held at the theatre, 800 S. Central Street [directions]. For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Available Roles

  • Hercule Poirot – the famed Belgian detective
  • Monsieur Bouc – middle aged Belgian of good humor, runs the train company
  • Mary Debenham – an English beauty in her late 20s
  • Hector MacQueen – nervous American in his 30s
  • Michel the Conductor/Head Waiter – Michel is a good looking Frenchman, about 40 with a quiet, almost grave sense of humor
  • Princess Dragomiroff – 70s, Russian, demanding, pushy
  • Greta Ohlsson – 30s, plain, Swedish with a frightened sheep like quality, very religious
  • Countess Andrenyi – Hungarian, 20s, “out of a fairy tale”
  • Helen Hubbard – 50s, outspoken, American, singer
  • Colonel Arbuthnot – Scotsman in his 30s, very handsome and matter of fact
  • Samuel Ratchett – middle aged American businessman, brusque, unforgiving, with a threatening demeanor and a whiplash of a voice

Audition Requirements

  • No monologue is necessary. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A headshot and resume are helpful but not required.
  • Please bring a detailed list of conflicts for Sep-Nov.


Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

“Hang on for the ride!”
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Murder On The Orient Express is a funny, fast-paced thrill ride!
The Hartford Currant

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