9-5 Auditions Open Now

East Hall will soon be doing the musical 9 to 5, based on the 1980 film of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The show is about three female employees at an office who plot against their sexist tyrannical boss. Auditions will be held from now until March 7th, to submit an audition first record a video of you singing (30 secs – 1 minute) make sure to include your first and last name and your grade level in the video. Then visit vvtg.org and click “Submit auditions video here”

Not sure what character to audition for? Here’s all the characters

 

Violet – Lead
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. She’s strong and ambitious.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Doralee – Lead
A young, beautiful, country girl who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Judy – Lead
The new girl at the firm, she recently has been hurt by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. She’s Insecure, determined, and hopeful.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 

Franklin Hart – Lead
An arrogant, sexist, self-absorbed jerk of a boss. Spends his time trying to seduce Doralee.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Roz Keith – Supporting
The office pick-me girl and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Joe – Supporting
A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, Violet’s love interest
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Dwayne – Supporting
Doralee’s husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E2

 

Ensemble
Ensemble is always super fun and being in the ensemble is a good introduction to theatre if it’s your first show.

Don’t know what song to sing?

Well it’s an unspoken rule that you don’t audition with a song from the musical however in the case of high school i’m sure it will be fine. But if you do want a song that’s not in the show here are some helpful ideas.

A Dolly Parton song – Since Dolly Parton wrote the songs for the musical all the songs have a little Dolly feel to them. And I would highly recommend singing a Dolly Parton song if you are auditioning for Doralee as that character was played by Dolly Parton in the movie and is heavily inspired by her.

A song from the 70’s – The show is set in 1979 and over all has a 70’s feel and if you are not familiar with any musical theatre songs going with a song from the decade is a good idea.

A musical theatre song that matches the character – This is the safest bet and if you pick a song that matches the vibe of the character you are going for or if the song sounds very similar to that character’s song the director will see your capabilities with that role. For example if you are auditioning for the arrogant Franklin Hart you would want to pick a song that is sung by an arrogant self centered character, and of course it should be in a similar vocal range. Some examples of that would be “Great Big Stuff” from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, or “Build a wall” from Shrek the musical.

If you have any questions contact Maura Ostrander on instagram @mauracatey