Auditions: 9 to 5 The Musical

AUDITION NOTICE

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre presents 9 to 5 the Musical
August 2-September 2, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Directed & Choreographed by Tommy Malek
Music Directed by Rachel Sandler

All Roles Open; Non-Union/Non-Paid

We are in search of a diverse, multi-talented comic cast of actors, singers, and dancers for this exciting musical production! We will be casting 18-20 individuals total.

Audition Dates**:

Tuesday April 10, 6:30PM-9:30PM

  • Location: Anne Arundel Community College 101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD 21012 (CADE 107)

Saturday April 14, 1:00PM-6:00PM

  • Location: Anne Arundel Community College 101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD 21012 (CALT 105)

Pre-Audition Workshop
Prior to auditions, we will be holding a pre-audition workshop on Saturday, April 7 at 2PM. At this workshop, the director and music director will be briefly discussing the show and attendees will have a chance to quickly step through the audition dance ahead of time. This is not required for the main audition.

  • Location: Anne Arundel Community College, CALT 105, 101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD 21012

Character Breakdowns

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. Strong and ambitious.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range: D5 to F3

Doralee
A smart and sexy spitfire secretary who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks. Sassy and vibrant. Must have Southern accent à la Dolly Parton. Must be able to belt.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 25 to 35
Vocal Range: E5 to 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. Must be able to belt.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 30 to 45
Vocal Range: F5 to 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
Stage Age: 40 to 55
Vocal Range: Gb4 to 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. Ability to belt preferred.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 35 to 55
Vocal Range: C5 to G3

Joe
A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine, kind, and smitten with Violet.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: Late 20’s-early 30’s
Vocal Range: G4 to B2

Featured Characters

The following characters are also part of the workplace and dance ensemble.

Dwayne
Doralee’s husband. He is very loving and supportive of her professional pursuits.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 25 to 35
Vocal Range: G4 to E2

Josh
Violet’s teenage son.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 16 to 18

Missy Hart
Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature. Designer, sugary sweet.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 35 to 55

Maria Delgado
A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office. Gets fired for sharing salary information. Hispanic
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 20 to 45
Vocal Range: D5 to 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
Stage Age: 30 to 50

Kathy
A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 25 to 50
Vocal Range: D5 to G4

Margaret
A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink. ‘Atta girl!
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 30 to 50

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
Stage Age: 45 to 65

Ensemble
Strong singers who move well to play office workers, emergency professionals, and miscellaneous other parts. Stage ages 20 to 60+. We are looking for individuals of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Opportunities for featured dancing and the aforementioned “Featured Character” roles.

**Because of our team’s specialized audition process, we ask that you make an appointment to be seen for 9 to 5 The Musical. You can find the link for submission guideline information toward the bottom of this page. You will be called for a specific block of time within the hours listed above. If there are any times you won’t be available on either day, please include that in your audition request email. Walk-ins are not preferred, seeing that we send you specific material to audition with and spots fill very quickly, but they are allowed in last minute cases. The earlier you sign up, the better; it will give you more time to work with the material. Thanks!

Callback Info:

Callbacks, if necessary, will be held the week of April 16. More specific time TBA.
Audition/Callback Location: Specific location for auditions and callbacks will be specified in our response email.

Rehearsal/Conflict Info (PLEASE READ!):

Rehearsals will start the beginning of June and run Sunday-Tuesday each week with an occasional extra rehearsal. The first three weeks involve learning all the music and most of the dances in the show. Attendance, while absolutely imperative for the entire process, is especially important for these early weeks. Cast tech week (July 27-Aug 1) and performances (August 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Sept 1 and 2) will be held at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre and are required dates for show participation. No conflicts will be accepted for any of the aforementioned dates.

We ask that you please refrain from auditioning if you are already fully committed to another project that heavily conflicts with the aforementioned rehearsal schedule, as well as performance dates. Individuals with any major projects overlapping with our schedule will not be considered for this production.

If you are not able to make the commitment to our busy schedule, we have some production/backstage roles we need to fill which involve a much lighter schedule. If you are interested in any of these type positions, please contact Jenn Smith at jsmith@summergarden.com for more information. We appreciate your consideration prior to requesting an audition! If you have any other inquiries regarding the schedule, feel free to reach out; we’re more than happy to answer any questions you have!

To Sign Up for an Audition:

CLICK HERE for guidelines. We ask that you PLEASE read through the guidelines thoroughly, as they are very specific to our audition process.

For a plot synopsis and music samples, visit the MTI show page for 9 to 5 The Musical (https://www.mtishows.com/9-to-5-the-musical).

Please send all audition requests and inquiries to asgt9to5@gmail.com

THANK YOU!