The Ames Community Theater is holding auditions for “9 to 5 The Musical” on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10. Auditions start at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30. The named roles include four women, three men, and one teenage boy. Auditions will be held at the ACTORS Studio, 120 Abraham Dr., in Ames.
The audition process for a musical includes singing, reading from the script and dance movement. Auditioners are encouraged to prepare a short cutting of music that shows off their vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Next, everyone will be asked to learn a short dance combination, so that the directors can see how everyone moves. Finally, everyone will read from the script. At ACTORS, auditioning is fun and a great chance to see friends and meet new people.
Director Kathy Norris and assistant director Lynn Lloyd are looking for a cast of about 25 singers. The music is pop-country and was written by Dolly Parton. The directors say looking good in polyester is a plus. The cast is evenly split between men and women. Julie Minot is the vocal director. She needs the full range of voices.
9 to 5 The Musical is based on the hilarious 1980s movie of the same name that starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The story centers around three very unlikely office friends in 1979, who concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot that they call their boss. Violet, Dora Lee and Judy fantasize about revenge against Franklin Hart, and eventually take control of their office and learn that there is nothing they can’t do.
Performances for 9 to 5 The Musical are June 8 through 24. Rehearsals are planned for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. A rehearsal schedule will be provided so that the directors can adjust to everyone’s prior commitments.