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

The Community Players will hold auditions for their spring musical 9 to 5 on Sunday, February 2 and Monday, February 3, 2020, (callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Sunday, February 9 at 1:00pm), at St. Margaret’s School, 1098 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 pm, with auditions beginning promptly at 7. (All those auditioning must be signed in by 8:30 pm.)

Director Joan Dillenback, Music Director Ron Procopio and Choreographer Michael Maio 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.

The show will be produced at Jenks Auditorium on May 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17, 2020.

For further information, contact Joan Dillenback at 401-946-2507 or joandillenback1@gmail.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 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?

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: 40 to 50

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.

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, determined, and hopeful.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 

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

 

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 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

 

Ensemble

Office employees, police officers, hospital employees