The CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is holding auditions for 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL on Monday, December 12 at 7PM and Tuesday, December 13 at 7PM. Please wear appropriate dance wear and proper shoes, heels or flats, taps are not necessary. For the vocal audition, please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a Musical Theatre song either from the show or in a similar style. An accompanist will be provided.

Call Backs will be held on Thursday, December 15 at 7PM

 

Performance dates are below. Please bring possible rehearsal and/or performance conflicts to the auditions. The CM Performing Arts Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the casting and encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to audition. Video submissions will be accepted if you are unable to make either audition date. Please send a video submission  along with headshot and resume to MaryCaulfield@gmail.com by Sunday December 11th.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

 

Saturday, February 25    8PM

Sunday, February 26    2PM

Wednesday, March 1    2PM

Friday, March 3    8PM

Saturday, March 4    8PM

Sunday, March 5    2PM

Wednesday, March 8    7:30PM

Friday, March 10    8PM

Saturday, March 11    8PM

 

Health & Safety Protocols:

 

For the safety of all performers, staff, and our CM community, all performers and staff must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test or COVID-19 molecular PCR test on a weekly basis. Unvaccinated performers and staff must wear masks or approved face coverings at all rehearsals and performances. Individuals will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of the Pfizer/BioTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or 14 days after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

 

 

 

 

PLOT:

Alarm clocks rattle as secretaries Doralee, Violet, and just-hired Judy tumble out of bed for another wild workday at Consolidated Industries. Under the hellish rule of Executive Franklin Hart, Jr., Judy has an awful first day, Violet is passed over for promotion, and Doralee discovers that Hart is telling everyone they’re having an affair. After a series of 9 to 5 days jampacked with injustices (and an accidental act of retribution), these three unlikely friends team up to terminate their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot of a boss, once and for all. Based on the 1980s movie of the same name, the hair is big, and tensions are high as this revenge musical comedy imagines the possibilities of a fair and inclusive workplace where empowered and impassioned people can climb to the top of the corporate ladder.

 

 

 

 

Production Team:

 

Director – MARY CAULFIELD

 

Choreographer – KEVIN BURNS

 

Music Director – MATTHEW W. SURICO

 

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Violet: The company’s ‘veteran’ and Head Secretary. Violet is Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant. She is a single mother who is strong and ambitious.

Doralee: A spitfire who works in Mr. Hart’s office. Doralee is often underestimated  because of her good looks, but proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Judy: Is the company’s ‘newbie’. After her husband’s affair, she gets a job in hopes of finding empowerment and stability. She is insecure, yet smart, determined, and hopeful.

Franklin Hart: A notorious chauvinist and egotistical lech. He is an executive at Consolidated Industries who is capable of faking charm, but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.

Roz Keith: The office gossip and Mr. Hart’s spy. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will go to any length she can to win his approval.

Joe: An earnest and hardworking office accountant. He is kind, enthusiastic, and absolutely smitten with Violet.

Dwayne: Doralee’s supportive and loving husband.

Josh: Violet’s quirky teenage son.

Missy: Franklin Hart’s wife. She turns a blind eye to her husband’s lecherous nature.

Maria: A dynamic and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.

Dick: Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. He is having a midlife crisis and his marriage to Judy is the collateral damage.

Kathy: A secretary in Hart’s office who likes to gossip.

Margaret: A secretary in Hart’s office who likes a drink or two (or three).

Tinsworthy: Franklin Hart’s boss and Chairman of the Board. An honest person who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he lets on.

Ensemble: Office employees, police officers, hospital employees, all strong dancers and singers.

 

 

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