The movie “Nine to Five” which netted country music singer Dolly Parton two Grammys and one Oscar nomination has been transformed into a stage musical.
In the story, the three unlikely friends — Violet Newstead, Doralee Rhodes and Judy Bernly — take control of their office after being pushed to the boiling point by their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss.
Set in the late 1970s, “Nine to Five” this story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
Now, Holly Theater is seeking actors and actresses to play those beloved roles previously filled by Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman and Parton.
Auditions for “9 to 5 the Musical” will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. Callbacks will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. The performance dates are May 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.
No appointment is scheduled for the audition. Actors and actresses simply show up and have a cold reading from the script and act out a scene in small groups. A small movement audition may follow.
Those auditioning need to be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song. An accompanist will be provided, so bring sheet music. You may provide your own accompaniment on an MP3. A speaker to play your MP3 will be provided.
If unable to attend auditions, email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an alternate time. Resumes are not necessary, but bring one if you have it.
Rehearsals will begin Saturday, Feb. 27, with the rest being from 7-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, visit www.hollytheater.com.