Audition: 9 To 5 The Musical, Scarborough Musical Theatre

SYNOPSIS: 9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hitmovie. 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 co-workers 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?


  • Thursday, January 15, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


  • Monday, February 9: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 10: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 11: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


  • Tuesday, February 17: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • AUDITION/CALLBACK LOCATION: 51 Estate Drive, (west of Markham Road, off Progress Avenue)

Begin Sunday, February 22 and continue:

  • Sundays 12:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 7:30 – 10:30 pm
  • Thursday s 7:30 – 10:30 pm

A full rehearsal schedule will be given out the first week of rehearsals. Some additional dates once the production has moved to the theatre are as follows:

  • Sunday April 26 (Load into the theatre): 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday April 28 (Run Through): 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Thursday April 30 (Run Through): 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Sunday May 3 (Cue to Cue): 1:00 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Tuesday May 5 (Dress Rehearsal): 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Wednesday May 6 (Final Dress Rehearsal): 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

May 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22 at 8:00pm and May 10, 17, and 23 at 2:00pm.

Additional performances may be scheduled on May 9 (matinée), May 13 (evening), May 16 (matinée), and/or May 20 (evening) if there is sufficient demand. Cast must be available for all performances.

Please prepare 2 songs, 32 bars, an up tempo and a ballad, in a three-punch binder. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Facilities for prerecorded accompaniments are not available.

You may be asked to do some basic range tests.

You may be asked to do some improvisation work using the text (either sung or spoken) of your song or possibly a cold read from the play depending on time and artistic staff’s discretion.

Everyone auditioning will be taught a dance combination. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (Character, Jazz or Running/tennis shoes are considered appropriate footwear).

We are looking for 13+ performers, both male and female. This is a showcase piece for the many female roles. A variety of ages and vocal ranges is required. All the roles will require the performers to dance.

The Women:

  • DORALEE: (20-30 yrs old; Soprano with high belt) 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.
  • JUDY: (30-35 yrs old:; Soprano with high belt) 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.
  • VIOLET: (40-50 yrs old ; Alto) 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.
  • ROZ KEITH: (35-45 yrs old; Alto) 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.
  • MISSY: (18+ yrs old; any vocal range) Fluttery and ditzy, a bit clueless.
  • MARIA DELGADO: (18+ yrs old; any vocal range) Young and vibrant.
  • KATHY: (18+ yrs old; any vocal range) The office gossip, nosy, busybody.
  • ENSEMBLE: (Various ages and vocal ranges) 3-6 actors who will play various characters throughout the show.

The Men:

  • FRANKLIN HART: (45-50 yrs old; Baritone) 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.
  • JOE : (20-29 yrs old; Tenor/High Baritone) Cute, young, office accountant, smitten with Violet.
  • DWAYNE: (25-30 yrs old; any vocal range) Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
  • DICK: (35- 45 yrs old; any vocal range) 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.
  • JOSH: (15-18 yrs old; any vocal range) Violet’s awkward teenage son.
  • ENSEMBLE: (Various ages and vocal ranges) 3-6 actors who will play various characters throughout the show.

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