OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ALL ROLES IN ETC’S PRODUCTION OF 9 TO 5
Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) invites all Houston/Galveston area actors, singers and dancers to audition for 9 To 5: The Musical. Open auditions for all roles will be held on Sunday and Monday, April 15th and 16th at 7:00pm both evenings. Those auditioning are asked to bring a current headshot and resume (if available) as well as sheet music in the correct key to a prepared song (upbeat musical theatre piece preferred). An accompanist will be provided. You must sing with the accompanist – no recordings or a cappella. Also, bring appropriate clothing for the dance portion of the audition. There will also be cold readings from the script. Auditions will be held at ETC, 2317 Mechanic in Galveston. (Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, April 18th – if necessary – by invitation only.)
9 TO 5: The Musical with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick is based on the 1980 hit movie. Directing this production is Kim Mytelka with musical direction by Sean Ramos and choreography by Jennifer Daugherty. Set in the late 1970’s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought provoking, and just a little romantic.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers 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 has always kept them down. “Hey! A girl can scheme, can’t she?”
Performances for 9 To 5: The Musical will be July 6 through August 4th. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm. There will be two Sunday matinees at 2:30pm on July 15th and 22nd. Rehearsals are held Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm beginning Monday, May 28th.
All Roles are Available. All Ethnicities are encouraged to attend. All actors cast in this production will receive a production stipend at the end of the run.
VIOLET: (40 to 50) – 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 – D5 – F3 - Alto
DORALEE: (20 to 30)_ - A young, sexy spitfire who is proof that a woman is more than her looks. E5 – G3 – Soprano/high belt
JUDY: (30 to 35) – The ‘new’ girl at the company. She has been burned by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, hopeful. F5 – Ab3 – Soprano/high belt
ROZ KEITH: (35 – 40) – The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything to win his approval. C5 – G3 – Alto
MISSY: (18 +_) – Fluttery and ditzy, a bit clueless. Franklin Hart’s wife. Any range
MARIA DELGADO: (20 – 30) – Young and vibrant secretary at the company. D5 – F4
KATHY: (30 to 40) – A gossipy secretary, very nosy, a busybody. D5 – G4
ENSEMBLE: (Various ages and Vocal ranges) – 3 to 6 actors who will play several roles throughout the show.
FRANKLIN HART: (45 to 50) – One of the company’s executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss. Gb4 – C3 – Baritone
JOE: (20-29) – Cute, young office accountant who is smitten with Violet. G4 – B2 – Tenor/High Baritone
DWAYNE: (25 to 30) – Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her personal pursuits. G4 – E2
DICK: (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. Any vocal range
JOSH: (15 to 18) – Violet’s awkward teenage son. Any vocal range
ENSEMBLE: (Various ages and vocal ranges) – 3 to 6 actors who will play several roles throughout the show.
*Age Note: Ages listed are stage ages. Some characters may be played older or younger depending on the director’s vision. Your actual age is less important than your ability to portray a character’s age.
*Rehearsal and Performance Conflicts: Must be declared at the time of audition. Rehearsal exceptions requested after auditions are not guaranteed to be approved. **There will be a dress rehearsal on July 4th.
For more information, please call the theatre at 409-762-3556 or contact the director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please put 9 to 5 in the subject line.)