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SAAC to Hold Auditions for 9 to 5

Posted on May 4, 2014

The theatre committee of the South Arkansas Arts Center announces auditions for the upcoming summer production of Dolly Parton?s "9 to 5: the Musical? on May 19 and 21. The Tony nominated new musical based on the classic film makes its Arkansas premiere in SAAC?s Callaway Theatre July 10-20.

Paul B. Crook and wife Mary Fran return to El Dorado to direct and choreograph the hilarious story of friendship, revenge, and taking care of business in the Rolodex era.  The couple previously staged SAAC?s wildly successful production of Mel Brooks? "The Producers.?

The cast size for the show is from 11 to 20 actors with the majority of roles for women (age 16 and up) and a strong large chorus of men and women.  Dance requirement for the show is standard musical staging. Female character roles available are: 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. Open to females, 20-30 years old, with strong Country/Western/Gospel vocal range.  JUDY The "new" girl at the firm. She has been burned by her husband's affair and is searching for personal empowerment. She is insecure, determined, and hopeful. Open to female, 30-35 years old, strong vocals. 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. She is attractive, strong, and ambitious. Open to female, 40-50 years old, strong vocals. ROZ KEITH 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. Open to female, 35-45 years old, strong vocals.            

Roles for men are: 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. Open to male, 35-45 years old, with strong vocals.  DWAYNE, Doralee?s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits. Open to male, 25-30 years old, with strong vocals.  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. Open to male 45-50 years old, strong "Tom Jones? like vocals. JOSH, Violet?s awkward teenage son.

Open to male, 16-18 years old, strong vocals and must know how to skateboard. A large chorus of men and women is required for the ensemble of office workers. The show requires strong singers in the vocal ranges of soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass for the rock, county, gospel infused score. To audition for "9 to 5: The Musical? prepare 16 bars or a verse and chorus of an upbeat song that best displays vocal talent. Please provide sheet music or an accompaniment CD when auditioning.  Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear to learn a dance combination.

Individuals interested in lead roles will read cold from the script. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the SAAC lobby with auditions beginning at 6pm in the Callaway Theatre. Beat the summer doldrums by grabbing a cup of ambition and audition for SAAC?s 2014 summer musical "9 to 5: The Musical.?                                                                                          " "Session Will Help Small Businesses Navigate the Affordable Care Act – Tuesday, May 06, 2014"