Auditions

9 to 5 The Musical

SYNOPSIS

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?

Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick

Direction by Jarrett W. Koski
Music Direction by Carolyn Hausman

Audition Dates:
August 1-2 – 6:00-10:00 pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Production Dates:
November 1-11, 2018
Thurs-Sat: 8 pm, Sun: 2 pm
Jaeb Theater @ Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Note: All roles are available. All actors must be at least 18 years old, including those auditioning for the role of Josh.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Josh
Violet’s awkward teenage son.
Gender: Male
Age: appearing 15 to 18
Note: The actor playing this role, as with all roles, must be at least 18 years old.

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Missy
Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35

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Maria
A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F4

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Dick
Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. Average guy, sporting less hair and more paunch
than ten years ago.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45

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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

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Margaret
A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40

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Tinsworthy
Franklin Hart’s boss and Chariman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he
lets on.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65

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Ensemble
Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.

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Note: All actors are unpaid volunteers. All actors must be at least 18 years old.

Auditions will take place in downtown Tampa. The specific address and time will be shared after your audition form has been received.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE AUDITION:
1. A resume or list of theatre experiences
2. A headshot photo is preferred, but we will also take a picture at the audition
3. Approximately 32 bars of sheet music in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. A CD/mp3 player will not be provided. Tracks and a cappella auditions are not allowed.
4. Comfortable dance clothes for the dance audition portion

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE AUDITION:
1. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time.
2. The song should be approximately 32 bars and represent both you and the character you wish to portray.
3. An accompanist will be provided; a cappella auditions and auditions to tracks are not allowed.
4. We may also test your vocal range after your singing audition.
5. The dance portion will be the first part of the audition block. Please wear comfortable dance clothes. You will have opportunity to change into different clothes for the singing portion of the audition if you would like, although an outfit change is not required.

CALLBACKS:
Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, August 8, beginning promptly at 6:00 pm. If you are called back, you will be provided scene(s) and song(s) from the show that you will need to learn.

We may extend auditions to ensure we have the right set of actors. All auditionees will be notified of casting decisions as soon as possible.

CONFLICTS:
Excessive rehearsal conflicts will make it difficult to cast you. New conflicts after being cast are problematic and must be limited to legitimate emergencies.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals will begin on August 13 and will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights every week through the show opening on November 1. Additionally, there will be a small number of Saturday rehearsals, which are listed on the rehearsal calendar.
Note that during
tech week before opening, rehearsals will run later than usual.

View the full rehearsal and production schedule here.

 

mad Theatre of Tampa is proud to support local instrumental musicians by hiring them to play live for our productions!

We look for proficient instrumentalists who are able to perform music at high level of difficulty with very little group rehearsal time. Each production has a little bit different orchestration, so each show’s music director assembles a new band for that production; that said, we love to work with mad Theatre veterans as well as newcomers! Our show band will gather to rehearse together only at the Sitzprobe and during tech week, but they will receive the music in advance to work it up on their own before the Sitzprobe. Auditions for instrumentalists are scheduled individually with the music director and/or members of the Board of Directors.

If you’re interested in joining the mad Theatre family as an instrumentalist, or for more information, please e-mail us at madauditions@gmail.com; we’d love to hear from you!

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P.O. Box 8417
Tampa, FL 33674
813-386-6173
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