October 4, 2017 at 12:36 am

What:  Auditions for 9 to 5, the Musical

When:  Friday, October 13th at 7 pm AND Saturday, October 14th at 7 pm

Where:  Stage West Community Playhouse – 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill

Auditions will consist of singing AND a cold reading.  The director, Emily Nettnin, and the music director , Brady Lay, ask that you come prepared with a song.  Please DO NOT prepare a song from the show. Bring your own sheet music or CD to the audition; the directors prefer that you NOT sing acapella.

Character Name / Gender / Part Size / Vocal Part:
Violet Newstead / Female / Lead / Alto
Franklin Hart / Male / Lead / Baritone
Judy Bernly / Female / Lead / Mezzo-Soprano
Doralee Rhodes / Female / Lead / Alto
Joe / Male / Supporting / Tenor
Dick Bernly / Male / Supporting / Spoken
Kathy / Female / Supporting / Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Margaret / Female / Supporting / Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Maria Delgado / Female / Supporting / Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Josh Newstead / Male / Supporting / Spoken
Dwayne Rhodes / Male / Supporting / Tenor
Roz Keith / Female / Supporting / Alto
Missy Hart / Female / Featured / Spoken
Russell Tinsworthy / Male / Featured / Spoken
Ensemble / Either Gender / Ensemble / Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass


9 to 5 is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It centers on the downtrodden working lives of three women, Violet, Judy, and Doralee. They all work at Consolidated Industries, which is presided over by the sexist, lecherous, and pompous, Franklin Hart. Violet has worked at Consolidated for many years, but has never been given the chance to rise above senior supervisor status, although she is capable of much more. Judy is newly separated and joins the company having never worked before. Doralee is a sexy, happily married country girl, but she is ostracized from the other female workers. After Judy has an awful first day, Hart passes Violet over for another promotion, and Doralee finds out that Hart has been telling everyone they are having an affair, the three women unite in their hatred of Hart. Over a joint, they fantasize about how they would kill him. When Violet almost unwittingly poisons Hart the next day, he blackmails the three women, threatening them with the police. Doralee ties Hart up with the phone wires and, feeling empowered, they decide to imprison him in his own house while his wife is away. In Hart’s absence, Violet, Judy, and Doralee run the office to great effect. They introduce childcare, hour-long lunch breaks, rehab programs, and much more to benefit the staff at Consolidated. While Hart is tied up, the women also use the time to gather evidence that Hart has been embezzling from the company, but Hart breaks free and surprises the women at the office. However, his attempts to reveal the truth about his kidnapping are foiled when the Chairman of the Board arrives to praise the company’s increased productivity. The Chairman sends Hart to head up the Bolivia office and promotes Violet to the first female CEO.