The Community Players to hold auditions for ‘9 to 5’

The Community Players will hold auditions for their fall musical 9 to 5 on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Jenks Auditorium, 350 Division Street, Pawtucket, RI. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 pm, with auditions beginning promptly at 7 pm. (All those auditioning must be signed in by 8:00 pm.)

Director Marcia Zammarelli, Music Director Esther Zabinski, and Choreographer Leslie Racine Vazquez are looking for a diverse cast.

All roles are open.

Those auditioning should bring sheet music and prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song (not from 9 to 5). An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared and dressed to dance. The audition may also include cold readings from the script.  Please note: all auditioners will need to show proof of vaccination for Covid 19, along with an official government issued identification. Masks will be required at all times, unless on stage and actively auditioning.

Please come prepared with potential rehearsal conflict dates (evenings you are not available, any vacation periods, etc.)

The show will be produced at Jenks Auditorium on December 2-4 and 9-11, 2022.

For further information, email thecommunityplayers@yahoo.com

Show Description:

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. 9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the iconic 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?

Character breakdown:

Violet Newstead (Female, 40-45)

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.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Doralee Rhodes (Female, 25-30)

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.

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Judy Bernly (Female, 30-35)

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.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Franklin Hart (Male, 45-50)

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.

Vocal range top: Gb4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Roz Keith (Female, 40-50)

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.

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Joe (Male, 30-38)

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

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Dwayne (Male, 25-30)

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

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: E2

Josh (Male, 15-18)

Violet’s awkward teenage son.

Missy Hart (Female, 45-50)

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

Maria (Female, 25-35)

A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F4

Dick (Male, 35-45)

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.

Kathy (Female, 30-40)

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

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G4

Margaret (Female, 35-45)

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

Tinsworthy (Male, 50-65)

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

Ensemble

Office employees, police officers, hospital employees