9 to 5, the Musical
by Fredericksburg Theater Company

Nov. 01 - Nov. 02

This Broadway smash hit, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, is based on the memorable film. 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 coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. But will their plot work? And can a team of secretaries really get ahead in the impenetrable boy’s club?


Auditions for FTC’s Winter Musical 9 to 5 The Musical will be held Sunday and Monday, November 1 & 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg.

In order for FTC to comply with social distancing guideline, actors must sign up in advance for a 5-minute time slot. To reserve a time slot, call the theater office at 888-997-3588. Each audition will be held separately. There will be no group auditions.

For auditions you will need to prepare 32 bars of a show tune, or a verse and chorus. You may choose a song from the show, or another song that best shows your vocal range and abilities. A CD player and MP3 hookup will be available. A keyboard and accompanist will also be present. No acapella auditions please.

There will be a brief dance/movement auditions, so please dress accordingly. Actors will also be asked to read scenes from the script.  Audition sides will be available to be checked out from the FTC Box Office starting Monday, October 13.

Because of current circumstances, video auditions may be submitted. All video auditions must be sent to director Steve Reily at fbgtheaterco@veizon.net with the subject line “9 to 5 Video Audition”.

If you have any questions, you can email the theater office at fbgtheaterco@veizon.net with the subject line “9 to 5 Auditions”.

Schedule:  

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. There is no scheduled rehearsal on the Thanksgiving Day Weekend or during the Christmas holiday.

Feb 8 -12 are Technical/Dress Rehearsals. For the success of the production, attendance at these rehearsals and at all performances is mandatory for the entire cast and crew.

Performances

Thursday, Feb 11 at 7:30pm (Preview)

Feb 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, & 27 at 7:30 p.m.  - Feb 14, 21, & 28 at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

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 Keit

Rhe 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 Chariman 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.