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9 to 5: The Musical
Auditions

Audition Details and Requirements

9 to 5: The Musical, nominated for four Tony and 15 Drama Desk Awards, based on the hit 1980 movie, features a vibrant Dolly Parton score, and tells the uplifting story of working women pushed to the boiling point standing up for themselves against the male-dominated management, and winning!

 

Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?

 

Auditions are Tuesday, August 8, Tuesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at the theater. Callbacks will be August 21 at 7 p.m. Auditioners should arrive before 8:30 to sign up for an audition slot.

 

Please prepare two 32-bar excerpts no longer than 90 seconds each, one up-tempo and one ballad in the style of the show. Please bring your backing track on a device such as a phone or tablet or sheet music for our accompanist.  Cold readings from sides will be provided during the audition.

 

Performances will be January 26, 27 and 28, and February 2, 3 and 4.


Any questions please reach out to Director Gary Kirchhof at garyekirchhof@gmail.com

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: 35 to 45

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. Clearly inspired by Dolly Parton in look and voice, both speaking and singing.

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 but determined and hopeful.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 

Franklin Hart, Jr.: 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: 35 to 45

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.

INCLUSIVE CASTING

The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. All ethnicities, genders, and abilities will be considered for every role with the exception of roles on which the storyline is dependent on a particular trait. Additionally, the genders listed in the breakdown below are specific to the pronouns used in the script, however the creative team may consider any gender identity for roles provided the performer can execute the vocal requirements. Actors below the age of 18 will be considered at the discretion of the director and must be at least 16 years old by September 2023.

 

9 to 5: The Musical

Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick

Produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International

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