Auditions

 

Auditions for 9 to 5 the Musical!

December 17 and 18 at 7:00PM 

Lindy McCain, Director, and Charissa Berrong, Musical Director, have announced that auditions for this hilarious musical will be Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18, 2018. They suggest arriving a little early to fill out your audition form. Rehearsals will begin on January 3, 2019. Each person auditioning will be asked to sing a piece from the show that they have prepared and cold read from the script.

9 to 5 is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It centers on the downtrodden working lives of three women, Violet, Judy, and Doralee. They all work at Consolidated Industries, which is presided over by the sexist, lecherous, and pompous, Franklin Hart. Violet has worked at Consolidated for many years, but has never been given the chance to rise above senior supervisor status, although she is capable of much more. Judy is newly separated and joins the company having never worked before. Doralee is a sexy, happily married country girl, but she is ostracized from the other female workers. The three ladies decide to kidnap Hart and renovate the company for the better. After Hart escapes, the chairman is excited about the changes “he” has made and sends Hart to head up the Bolivia office and promotes Violet to the first female CEO. With Hart gone, the company reprise 9 to 5, in the happy knowledge that times have changed for the better. The show features fourteen named characters, but needs a solid ensemble to make the music come alive.

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible

Cast Type: Ensemble Cast

Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Violet

The company's Head Secretary and Mr. Hart's Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Doralee

A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart's office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Judy

The "new" girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband's affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Franklin Hart

One of the firm's executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 50

Vocal range top: Gb4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Roz Keith

The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Joe

A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Dwayne

Doralee's attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: E2

Josh

Violet's awkward teenage son.

Gender: Male

Age: 15 to 18

Missy

Franklin Hart's wife, clueless to her husband's true nature.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 35

Maria

A young and vibrant secretary in Hart's office.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F4

Dick

Judy's soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Kathy

A secretary in Hart's office with a tendency to gossip.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G4

Margaret

A secretary in Hart's office with a tendency to drink.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Tinsworthy

Franklin Hart's boss and Chairman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart's ways than he lets on.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 65

Ensemble

Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.

*Casting information from Music Theatre International

 

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