6/19-20 - The Owosso Community Players auditions for the upcoming production of 9 to 5 The Musical will be held June 19 & 20 at the Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St, Owosso.
9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie which starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton. In the musical, set in the late 1970s, three female co-workers, pushed to the boiling point, concoct a plan to get even with their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. for sign-in, with auditions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Roles are open to adult men and women and one teenage male. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a brief vocal selection—pop/contemporary musical theater is preferred. Everyone will learn a dance/movement combination and read excerpts from the script. Prospective cast members are asked to bring their schedules of conflicts to facilitate rehearsal scheduling. If cast, rehearsals will begin July 10.
9 to 5 The Musical, directed by Garrett Bradley, will have six performances at the Lebowsky Center on September 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 8 p.m. and September 10 & 17 at 3 p.m. For additional information contact OCP Artistic Director Garrett Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Attractive, strong, ambitious.
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.
Judy: 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.
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.
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.
Joe: A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.
Dwayne: Doralee's husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
Josh: Violet's awkward teenage son.
Missy: Franklin Hart's wife, clueless to her husband's true nature.
Maria: A young and vibrant secretary in Hart's office.
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.
Kathy: A secretary in Hart's office with a tendency to gossip.
Margaret: A secretary in Hart's office with a tendency to drink.
Tinsworthy: Franklin Hart's boss and Chariman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart's ways than he lets on.
Ensemble: Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.
I generally consider the Michigan Shakespeare Festival “out of area” for the Greater Lansing Ubiquitous Theatre, but it is an impressive theatre phenomenon - so Shakespeare-ophiles can check out info on their shows starting July 6, including Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Julius Caesar, and Chekhov’s The Seagull. They perform both at the Baughman Theatre in Jackson, MI, and The Village Theatre in Canton, MI.