Nine to Five – Audition Requirements

Director

Joel Batalha

 

Musical Director

Phill Scanlon

 

Choreographer

Mon Sabbatucci

Tess Sabbatucci

 

Audition Bookings:

www.plos.asn.au

Enquiries – 0408 576 705 after 6:00pm

Bookings online only

 

Bookings open:

Wednesday 1 February 2017


We invite you to audition for our July 2017 production of Nine to Five – The Musical.

Synopsis

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 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 had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

This high-energy show is ideal for a large, mostly female cast, but also has opportunities for talented male dancers. With its jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Cast Ages

  • ALL adult cast are to be 16 years of age by 1 July 2017.

General Information

 

Audition Requirements/preparation

  • Auditions by appointment only
  • Each Auditionee will have up to 10 minutes.
  • Prepare 2 songs (16 bars only of each) that present your range, characterisation in the style of the show. One Up-tempo and 1 Ballad is preferred. Please choose an appropriate starting point in your song you may not be required to sing the full song.
  • Auditionees interested in the role of Doralee, please prepare a song in the style of country.
  • Piano Accompaniment is provided. No CD backing tracks or unaccompanied auditions will be accepted. Note that you will have time to review this with the audition pianist prior to your audition and are asked to arrive earlier to accommodate this. Own accompanist is permitted.
  • Please ensure your sheet music is clear and legible, and marked with specific cuts, repeat marks and instructions clearly highlighted and is in the correct key. No transposition will be done. Music should be taped together in correct order or presented in a non-glare display folder so there is no ambiguity or chance of pages in the wrong order or falling off the music stand.
  • Part of your audition may involve range extension and vocal testing.
  • Sheet music is available online at http://www.musicnotes.com or http://www.sheetmusicplus.com and can be easily printed via these websites.

 

Audition Preparation – Dance and Movement

  • Auditionees will be invited to attend a Dance/Movement audition by the company secretary
  • Some roles may not require attendance at full Dance Audition but will be invited to Movement section of call.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing (that shows body shape) and footwear, Jazz shoes, jazz boots or runners. Ladies are asked to bring Chorus heels.

 

Audition Requirements

  • All auditionees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out registration details
  • Please bring a current resume
  • Please bring a clear photo of yourself (non-returnable) and depicts what you currently look like.

 

Cast Size

  • Requirement for on stage cast of approximately 36

 

Audition Location

  • All Auditions will be held at The PLOS Shed – Corner Overport & Somerset Roads Frankston.
  • PLOS Shed Phone Number – 9787 9288.

 

Audition Dates

  • Auditions will be scheduled during period Friday 10 – Sunday 12 February 2017 as required. Weekday auditions will be held in the evening.
    • Dance Audition will be Sunday 12 February 2017 from 2:30pm by invitation.
    • Callbacks as required will be scheduled on Thursday 16 February 2017 in the evening.

 

Show Dates

  • 9 – 5 The Musical will be presented during the period Friday 23 and Saturday 5 August 2017 in the Theatre at Frankston Arts Centre.
  • Cast will be expected to be involved in Bump In and theatre rehearsals leading up to performances.

 

Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals commence on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 7:30pm.
  • Rehearsals are held on Monday, Thursday evenings – 7:30pm – 10:30pm and Sunday afternoons from 1pm – 5pm.
  • Additional Rehearsals will be called by mutual agreement amongst cast members.
  • Attendance at rehearsals is a commitment associated with being accepted into the cast of the show.

 

Full Day Rehearsals

  • Compulsory Full Day Rehearsals will be held on Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2017 and Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June and Sunday 16 July 2017 – 10am – 6pm.

 

Sitz Probe

  • Compulsory Sitz Probe is scheduled for Wednesday 19 July 2017 – 7:30pm – 10:30pm.

 

Membership/Show Fee

  • Those selected to be in the cast of 9 – 5 The Musical will be required to become a financial member of PLOS Musical Productions.
  • All 9 – 5 The Musical cast members are required to pay a Show Fee.

 

General Information

  • The show calls for a cast that is prepared to have fun, work hard and above all show commitment.

 

Character Breakdowns

 

PRINCIPALS

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 colours as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.

Gender: male

Age: 45 to 50

Vocal range top: Gb4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS (to come from the Ensemble)

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 Chairman 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.

 

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