TWELFTH NIGHT PRODUCTIONS AUDITION NOTICE
9 to 5 The Musical
9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers 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?
This high-energy show is ideal for a large, mostly female cast, but also has opportunities for talented male dancers. With its jubilant score and easily relatable characters, 9 to 5 is the perfect show for community theatres.
REHEARSALS begin June 16th and will run Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tech rehearsal is August 4th through August 8th. Opening night is August 9th with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and matinees August 11th, 17th and 18th at 3 PM. The performances will be held at WSHS theatre with a full pit orchestra.
AUDITION / INTERVIEW
APRIL 28: 1 – 5:30 PM
MAY 1 6:30 – 10 PM
CALL BACKS OR SECOND AUDITION/INTERVIEW
MAY 5TH, 1 – 7 PM
MAY 8, 6:30 – 10 PM (TBD)
Preferred method of submission: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition Location: West Seattle
Submission instructions: Please send your photo, resume, to Shigeko Calas-Nakona at email@example.com
9 to 5 CAST BREAKDOWN
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities strongly encouraged to audition
VIOLET – 40s to early 50s. Range F3 – D5 Attractive, strong, ambitious woman. Stands up for what she believes in. Head secretary and Mr. Hart’s administrative assistant. She is also a single mother of a teenager. (Lily Tomlin in film)
DORALEE – late 20s- 30s Range G3 – E5 Sexy in a wholesome country singer way. Character should “suggest” Dolly Parton-like character but not necessarily an impersonator. Needs to sing country.
JUDY – early 30s RANGE Ab3 – F5 Attractive, insecure, at first afraid of being on her own but later becomes empowered and strong. She is the “new” girl. Husband just left her for his secretary. (Jane Fonda in the film)
ROZ KEITH – late 30s – early 40s Range: C3 – Gb4 The office kiss-up and second to the boss, a gossip, has an unrequited love for her boss and will do anything to win his approval.
FRANKLIN HART – late 40s to early 50s Range G3 – C5 Arrogant, self-absorbed, male chauvinist corporate 70s boss. Is capable of a surface, smarmy charm. (Dabney Coleman in the film)
MISSY – late 40s to early 50s Hart’s wife. Fluttery and ditzy.
JOE – late 20s to early 30s Range B2 – G4 The cute, young, office accountant. He’s smitten with VIOLET.
DICK – late 30s to mid 40s Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. Average middle-aged guy, sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago.
DWAYNE – late 20s to early 30s Range: E2 – G4 Doralee’s husband, very supportive of Doralee.
JOSH – Violet’s teenage son.
MARGARET – any age. Secretary. The office lush.
MARIA Range: F4 – D5
KATHY Range: G4 – D5
ENSEMBLE (dancers) – must play/look 18 to 30. Major dance skills required.
ENSEMBLE (singers) – must play/look 18 to 60. “Some” movement/dance required.
VOLUNTEERS: TNP (Twelfth Night Productions) welcomes volunteers to assist with various technical aspects of our productions-set construction, running crews, props, costumes, lights, sound, make-up, etc.
Prepare a comedic monologue and 32 measures from a Broadway style show, not to exceed 2 minutes total. Please bring your own music, an accompanist will be provided.
*Travel stipend provided