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Auditions


Book by Patricia Resnick
Music by Dolly Parton
Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Directed by Cynthia Ferrer
Music Direction by Wilkie Ferguson III
Choreographed by Alexis Carra Girbés

Dates

First rehearsal: Monday, January 23rd, 2023
Preview: Friday, February 10th, 2023
Opening: Saturday, February 11th, 2023
Closing: Sunday, February 26th, 2023

AUDITION DATES

Monday, December 5th, 2022: Principal/Chorus Vocal Auditions (EPA/ECC) 

(Appointments from 10am – 6:30pm, lunch break from 1-2pm)

Sunday, December 11th, 2022: Dance ECC 

(Male-Identifying Dance Call @ 5pm, 2 Female-Identifying Dance Call Groups @ 7pm and 8pm) 

(It will take approximately one hour for each group to learn and audition the combination.)

Callbacks will be held on Monday, December 12th, 2022.

LOCATIONS

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at the MTW rehearsal hall: 4350 E 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 

Maximum capacity in audition room at once: 55 (2,000 square feet of danceable space)

Maximum capacity in holding room at once: 50 (outdoors)

Performances will be held at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center: 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815

CONTRACT

AEA COST (Tier 2+, $863/wk)

Non-AEA ($15.50/hr)

Priority is always given to those with local housing. Non-AEA are always encouraged to attend all auditions.

VACCINATIONS

MTW operates under an Infection Prevention Policy, which has been filed with AEA. All company members must be Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19 by the start of the rehearsal process, or have a bona fide Health or Religious exemption.

Everyone participating in the auditions is encouraged to wear a two-ply cloth face mask, surgical mask, singer’s mask or respirator (N95, KN95 or KF94).

If the risk level for [the county in which the auditions will be held] is trending upwards and may rise to High (Red) we will contact members with appointments at least 48 hours before the first audition appointment time to let them know there is a chance that the auditions may need to be postponed or canceled. All members with appointments will be notified at least 24 hours in advance if the auditions must be postponed or canceled.

We encourage members to prepare for their audition prior to arriving at the audition venue, to the extent that they can (e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms.

AUDITION MATERIAL

Please prepare a 16-32 bar vocal selection in the style of the show you are auditioning for. Singing from the show is welcomed.

Callback Material for 9 to 5: The Musical will be found HERE no later than 1 week prior to callbacks.

When attending an audition, please ensure that you bring a headshot & resume, and be prepared to dance (depending on the role)!

AUDITION APPOINTMENTS

To make an appointment for any of the audition dates, including one of the dance groups, please email mtwauditions@musical.org with your headshot, resume, AEA membership number (if applicable), and desired date & window of time for your audition.

If you aren’t able to attend the in-person auditions, please complete the form below to submit a virtual audition, which includes:

  • HEADSHOT
  • RESUME
  • VOCAL VIDEO – 16-32 bar vocal selection in the style of the show you are auditioning for.
  • Sample of DANCE/MOVEMENT ability or provided dance combo, which can be found HERE 1 week prior to in person auditions.
  • Feel free to include your REEL as well!

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL VIRTUAL SUBMISSIONS

Please submit by Monday, December 5th. 

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

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.

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