9 to 5, The Musical

When: Sunday, April 22, 3-6PM and Monday-April 23, 7-10PM

Auditions and Callbacks (If needed) will be held at the Post Theater, Bldg T4.

Performance dates: July 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, Aug 3rd & 4th @ 8PM

July 15th , 22nd, 29th and August 5th @2PM

*All cast members must be available for every performance.

Director: Susan Warren Corning

Musical Director: Paolo C. Perez

Assistant Director: Catherine Leib

Choreographer: Nicola DePierro-Nellen

Synopsis: Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy--giving their boss the boot. While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?

Callbacks: Tuesday, April 24th@ 7pm by invitation only

Rehearsals begin in May, 2018

Sides will be provided for all roles.


Character Descriptions and Preparation:

Violet Newstead - LEAD
Female 40’s. Alto Vocals. Violet is a widowed mother of a 15 year old son and senior supervisor at Consolidated Industries. Must be a mover.

Doralee Rhodes - LEAD
Female 30s. Alto/Country Belter. Doralee is a secretary at Consolidated Industries. She is happily married to her husband, Dwayne. She is sexy and often misunderstood. Based on real life Dolly Parton. Dancers preferred.

Judy Bernly - LEAD
Female 30s. Mezzo-Soprano/Belter. Judy is in her 30’s and has never had a job. Recently separated, she joins the firm, a meek and mild mannered woman looking for a change. Strong dance skills required.

Franklin Hart, JR - LEAD
Male 40s/50s. Baritone/Country singer. President of Consolidated Industries, Franklin is a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. Nondancer.

Roz Keith - SUPPORTING
Female 40s/50s. Alto Belter. Roz is Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant. The snitch of the office, she is secretly in love with her boss. Non Dancer.

Joe - SUPPORTING
Male 30’s. Tenor. Joe is an endearing and honest accountant at the firm who is in active pursuit of Violet. Must be a mover.

Dwayne/Ensemble - SUPPORTING
Male 30s. Tenor. Dwayne is the loving husband of Doralee. Must be a mover/dancer.

Josh/Ensemble - SUPPORTING
Male. Must look 15. Spoken part only. Violets son. Must be a mover/dancer.

Russel Tinsworthy - FEATURED
Male 60s. Spoken part only. Tinsworthy is Chairman of the Board at Consolidated Industries. Non-Dancer.

Dick Bernly/Ensemble
Judy’s sleazy ex-husband. Also doubles as ensemble.

Bob Enright/Ensemble
Franklin Hart’s Yes-Man. Also trained by Violet and promoted over her. Doubles as ensemble.

Maria/Ensemble
Young and vibrant secretary. Gets fired by Hart wrongfully. Doubles as ensemble.


Male Dancers/Ensemble - FEATURED
Adults. Must have extensive dance training.

Female Dancers/Ensemble - FEATURED
Adults. Must have extensive dance training.

 

ENSEMBLE
Male and Female Adults. Strong vocalists in all ranges. Many small speaking roles available.

*Vocal Auditions: Prepare to sing 32 bars of a musical theater song of your choice, in your key. Please bring sheet music with you to the audition. There will be an accompanist.

*Dance auditions will not include tap dancing. No tap shoes required. Women please bring character heels. Men should wear a flat dance shoe.


Callback information:

Callbacks are scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th@ 7pm.

If you are invited back for callbacks, you will be required to sing a selection from one of the following songs. Specific cuts will be announced prior to the callbacks, and time will be set aside to learn each cut. Please take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the music beforehand to help make for as streamlined a callback process as possible.

Violet:

  • One of the Boys - Cut will be from the second half.
  • Around Here - First verse and chorus
  • Potion Notion -First full verse

Judy:

  • Get Out and Stay Out- Full Song, sans chorus interlude in the middle.
  • Dance of Death- Opening until dance break

Doralee:

  • Backwoods Barbie - First verse and chorus, last verse and chorus.
  • Cowgirl’s Revenge - Opening until break.

*Violet, Judy and Doralee callbacks should also listen through the opening and first chorus of “Shine Like The Sun”.

Roz:
Hart to Hart - First verse and chorus, last verse and chorus.

Franklin Hart:
Here for You - First Verse and Chorus


Please Note: The only open audition call is on April 22nd and April 23rd Interested parties are welcome to appear at either of these open calls. NO SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS OR CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE MADE FOR ANY REASON. YOU MUST APPEAR AT THE THEATER ON ONE OF THESE TWO DATES AND TIME PERIODS OR YOU WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CASTING IN THIS PRODUCTION. CALLBACKS, IF REQUIRED, WILL BE BY INVITATION.

Please do not attempt to contact the director or any member of the production staff regarding the audition process.

Age Note: Ages listed are stage ages. Some characters can be played older or younger depending on the director’s vision. Your actual age is less important than your ability to portray a character of the required age. Please bring headshots and resumes.

This is an unpaid gig. No monetary compensation or stipends are available.