Open auditions announced for ‘9 to 5, the Musical’ at WWU

William Woods University Theatre Department will hold open
auditions for the musical “9 to 5”at
7 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28 in Cutlip Auditorium. All interested community members, high school
students, William Woods University and Westminster College students, faculty
and staff are invited to try out for the cast. There are no children’s roles
available for this show.

casting preferences will be shown, and no one will get first choice of roles. There are 13 principal roles
available, plus a small-size singing and dancing ensemble. To be considered for
a role, a person must be available to
attend the auditions on both Aug. 27 and 28 and for the callbacks on Aug. 29.  
A 30-45 second comic monologue and 16 bars of any up-tempo
tune from a pop/modern musical, showcasing voice, energy and acting, are
required. Those interested in the role of Doralee should prepare 16 bars of an
up-tempo country song. 
Bring sheet music with music cuts marked and music taped together.
Accompaniment will be provided, as well as a CD player. Live accompaniment is
preferred; no a capella singing.
Clothes should allow freedom of movement without creating
concern for modesty and
decorum. Appropriate shoes, such as character/jazz shoes or
hard soled shoes, are suggested.
On the first night of auditions, each
actor or actress will present a monologue and song. Then everyone will learn
music from the show. The show music will be sung in groups first and then
individually. The choreographer will teach a combination of dance steps and
movements to perform, first in a group and then in smaller groups. Everyone must dance and move.
The second night of auditions, actors
will be asked to sing specific music from the show and to read specific scenes
at the director’s discretion.
At the conclusion of the auditions, a final callback list
will be posted, if necessary, and a final call back audition, if needed, will
be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. At the conclusion of that callback session, a cast
list will be posted. Rehearsals will start at 7 p.m. Aug. 30.
For more information, contact: Joe Potter, professor and
artistic director of theatre, at 573-592-4281.