Audition Notice

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical is coming to Havre de Grace!

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers 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?

Auditions are 10am-2pm on March 5, 2022 at 103 Market Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Performance dates are April 22 – May 6, 2022. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, “9 to 5 the Musical” is based on the 1980 seminal hit movie of the same name. 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.

Dickie Mahoney, Director
Suzette Burgess, Musical Director
Leslie Perry, Choreographer
Becky Flickenger, Stage Manager
Paula Diggs-Smith- Production Manager

In person Auditions :

March 5, 10am-2pm

103 Market St. Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Bring 16 measures of music to feature vocal range, Be prepared to dance and be asked to  do a cold reading of the script.


Online Audition:

Please email your self-tape video (any video format that is compatible with YouTube, Dropbox, or Vimeo upload is welcome) via attachment or private link, along with your headshot and resume in PDF format attached. The subject line and name of video files should read as “(last name), (first name) 9 TO 5 Audition Submission.” Please make sure that you have your contact information on your resume as well.

Deadline: Saturday, March 5,2022 at 2pm (EST)


Online Audition Preparation:
*All self-tape videos should be no longer than two minutes in length and include introduction of actor’s name, role auditioning for, dance combination (link below) and a song featuring actor’s vocal range

* Please state your name, role you are auditioning for and announce the piece you are performing, or slate your name and go directly into your performance.

* Watch this video:
immediately after singing please dance this combination.

*Video Auditions should be no longer than 2 minutes.

Tidewater Players is an Equal Opportunity company who celebrates diversity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status.

We are committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and accommodation for individuals with visible and/or invisible disabilities.

Tidewater Players is committed to diversity and encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition for all roles, programs and shows.

The character breakdowns within this document include gender specifications that reflect that identity of the characters as written by the playwrights. However, we strongly encourage performers with any gender expression and/or gender identity to audition for any role.

All Roles that are currently open

Violet Newstead

The company’s Head Secretary. she is a single mother who stands up for what she believes in. Strong, ambitious, and done with being overlooked.
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range: F3-D5


Doralee Rhodes

A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is a lot more than just her looks!
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range: G3- E5


Judy Bernly

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.
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: Ab3-F5


Franklin Hart

The firm top executive and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range: C3-Gb4


Roz Keith (has been cast precovid)

Mr. Hart’s attentive Administrative Assistant: the snitching queen of office gossip. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval.
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range: G3-C5


A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine, nice, and smitten with Violet.

Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range: B2-G4


Doralee’s husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range: E2-G4


Violet’s awkward teenage son.
Age: 15 to 18


Missy Hart

Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature.
Age: 20 to 40


Maria (has been cast precovid)
A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.
Age: 20-30


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.
Age: 35 to 45


A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip.
Age: Flexible


Margaret (has been cast precovid)
A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink.
Age: Flexible



Franklin Hart’s boss and Chairman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he lets on.

Age: 50 to 65


Ensemble: Office employees, police officers, hospital employees

Ages: Flexible