AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Auditions for Tidewater Players’s “9 to 5: The Musical” will be held February 8th and 9th at 203 Market St. Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Direction by Dickie Mahoney
Musical Direction by Terri Mathews
Choreography by Leslie Perry
Assistant Direction by Mark Briner

The musical is based on the 1980 movie “9 to 5,” which starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. In the musical, set in the late 1970s, three female co-workers, pushed to the boiling point, concoct a plan to get even with their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss.

Performances are scheduled May 8 – May 24, with rehearsals beginning of March.

Auditions will be on February 8th, 1:00- 4:00p.m and February 9th, 2:00-5:00p.m

Callbacks (if needed) will be February 10th, 8:15-10:15.

The cast consists of 8 women and 7 men, and an Ensemble ages 16– 50.

All vocal ranges and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

CHARACTERS

VIOLET NEWSTEAD
Violet Newstead is a smart, efficient, widowed mother of a teenage son who is constantly being passed up for promotion in the boys’-club world of climbing the corporate ladder. She runs the office from her desk while her boss takes the credit. She is frustrated with her position, but not bitter. Comedic role – witty and sharp. Low Voice.

JUDY BERNLY
Judy Bernly is a meek housewife with her first foray into the working world when her husband runs off with his secretary. Judy changes throughout the play into a force to be reckoned with, taking control of herself and her life. Comedic role – confusion. Medium-high voice.

DORALEE RHODES
Doralee Rhodes is a sexy, country gal who is the secretary for the boss, Franklin Hart. She is misunderstood at the beginning of the play due to rumors about an affair with the boss, but comes to be a strong cog in the machine that destroys Hart. Country singing. Comedy is sharp and no-nonsense. High-Voice.

ROZ KEITH
Roz Keith is the office busy-body. She is in love with Mr. Hart, and does everything she can to undermine the rest of the office to earn his affections. Over the top comedic role. Low Voice.

FRANKLIN HART
Franklin Hart is a pompous jerk of a boss. If he weren’t the boss, he would have no friends at all. Was trained by Violet, and then promoted ahead of her, so there is no love lost between them. Spends his time trying to seduce Doralee. Smarmy. Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical, Bigot. Baritone.

JOE
Charming, attractive accountant who is interested in Violet. Tenor. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble.

KATHY
Office Gossip. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble. Doubles as a new employee at the end of the show.

DWAYNE RHODES
Doralee’s husband. Country. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble.

MARGARET
Office lush. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.

MISSY HART
Hart’s Wife. Fluttery and Ditzy. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.

JOSH NEWSTEAD
Violet’s teenage son. Must look young enough to pass as a teenager, but old enough to double in the Men’s Ensemble.

DICK BERNLY
Judy’ sleazy ex-husband. Also doubles as the detective.

BOB ENRIGHT
Franklin Hart’s Yes-Man. Also trained by Violet and promoted over her. Also doubles as the cop.

MARIA
Young and vibrant secretary. Gets fired by Hart wrongfully. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble. Also doubles as the Candy Striper.

RUSSELL TINSWORTH
Chairman of the Board of the company. Colonel Sanders type.

If you are interested in being in 9 to 5 the Musical, but were not able to audition, please contact Dickie Mahoney at dickie_mahoney@hotmail.com