Candleight Theatre Delaware

AUDITIONS

Submissions and Auditions for 
9 to 5 The Musical.

The Candlelight Theatre, located in historic Ardentown, Delaware (30 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia) is seeking dynamic, non-union, singers, actors, and dancers, of all types, and ethnicity for its upcoming productions of 9 to 5, The Musical which runs September 14 – October 27, 2024. Directed and choreographed by Jessica Bostock with musical direction by Julia Kershetsky.  

Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, June 10 6:00 – 10:00 pm and Tuesday, June 11 6:00 – 10:00pm. Rehearsals begin on or around Monday, July 22, 2024, thru Friday, September 13, 2023. The show runs September 14, 2024, through October 27, 2024.

9 to 5, The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie.  9 to 5, The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Send pictures and resumes to Bob Kelly, Artistic Director  bob@candlelightde.org and indicate your preference for either a Monday or Tuesday audition slot.

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars in the style of the show.  Readings will be provided. Please come with headshot and resume stapled together, do not send in advance.

The Candlelight Theatre is a professional Dinner Theatre located in Ardentown, Delaware, approximately 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia. All roles are open and paid with between 3-5 performances per week. Additional restaurant opportunities, if desired, are available to supplement performance income. Housing is not provided.

No calls to the theater, please.

Auditions for 9 to 5, The Musical

Monday, June 10    6:00 -10:00pm
Tuesday, June 11   6:00 – 10pm
The Candlelight Theater, 2208 Millers Rd. Wilmington, De. 19810

Character Breakdown:

 VIOLET NEWSTEAD Alto (F3-D5) The company1s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. She runs the office. Witty, strong, ambitious. (late 30’s – early 50’s)

JUDY BERNLY Mezzo-soprano (Ab3-F5) Judy Bernly is a meek housewife with her first foray into the working world when her husband runs off with his secretary. Insecure, determined, and hopeful. (late 20’s – early 40’s)

DORALEE RHODES Soprano with high belt (G3-E5) Doralee Rhodes is a sexy, country gal who is the secretary for the boss, Franklin Hart. Country singing. Comedy is sharp and no-nonsense. (20’s-30’s)

ROZ KEITH Alto (C5-G3) Roz Keith is the office busy-body, is not-so-secretly in love with Mr. Hart and does everything she can to undermine the rest of the office to earn his affections. Over the top comedic role. (30’s-40’s)

FRANKLIN HART Baritone (Gb4-C3) Franklin Hart is a pompous jerk of a boss. A notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss. (40’s-50’s)

JOE Tenor (G4-B2) Charming, attractive accountant who is interested in Violet. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble. (20’s-30’s)

DWAYNE RHODES Tenor (G4-E2) Doralee’s supportive husband. Country. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble. (20’s-30’s)

DICK BERNLY 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. (30’s-40’s)

JOSH NEWSTEAD Violet’s awkward teenage son. Must look young enough to pass as a teenager, but old enough to double in the Men’s Ensemble. (teens-early20’s)

TINSWORTHY Franklin Hart’s boss and Chairman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he lets on. (50’s-60’s)

KATHY Office Gossip. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble. (30’s-40’s)

MARGARETOffice lush. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble. (30’s-40’s)

MARIA Young and vibrant secretary. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble. (20’s-30’s)

MISSY HART Franklin Hart’s Wife. Fluttery and ditzy. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble. (30’s-40’s)

ENSEMBLE MEMBERS Great character types and/or strong singer-actor-dancers who will fill out the rest of this wacky world as office employees, police officers, hospital employees.

SYNOPSIS
9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the ‘sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot’ they call their boss and give him the boot! While he remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Set in the late 1970s, when women were just navigating their way ahead in the work force, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. 

The Candlelight Theatre is a professional Dinner Theatre located in Ardentown, Delaware, approximately 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Paid performances with between 3-5 performances per week. Additional restaurant opportunities, if desired, are available to supplement performance income. Housing is not provided.

Please, no phone calls to the theatre.

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