Auditions scheduled for spring 2018 production of “9 to 5: The Musical”

Auditions scheduled for spring 2018 production of “9 to 5: The Musical”

Nov. 16, 2017 

The Maryville College Theatre Department is inviting community members to audition for the spring 2018 production of “9 to 5: The Musical.”

Auditions are scheduled for Sat., Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. Callbacks will take place the following afternoon, Sun., Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Those who would like to audition should prepare a one-minute comic monologue and one-minute song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

“9 to 5: The Musical” is based on the 20th Century Fox picture from 1980, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. The musical opened on Broadway in 2009.

Performances are scheduled for February 23-25 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. Rehearsals will begin in January.

Roles are available for all characters, including Violet, Judy, Doralee, Mr. Hart and more (see full list and descriptions below).  

For more information, please contact Dr. Heather McMahon, associate director of theatre, at 865.981.8161 or heather.mcmahon@maryvillecollege.edu

Character Breakdown

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 colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 50
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: C3 

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.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester is 1,154.