9 TO 5: The Musical

by Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick

9 TO 5: The Musical had 4 performances almost 3 years ago (between the 10th of December 2015 and the 12th of December 2015) at Rhoda McGaw Theatre

177th Production. Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world.

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. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy - giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged”, the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down.

This high-energy show is ideal for a large, mostly female cast, but also has opportunities for talented dancers. With its jubilant score and easily relatable characters, 9 TO 5 is the perfect show for amateur groups and has just been released.

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Violet Newstead - Tari More

Feisty and competent Office Manager - been at the company for fifteen years but her sexist boss always promotes the men that she trains up over her! She is a widow and single mum of a teenage son. Sings some great numbers including a dance routine with the office boys (One of the Boys) – think a jazzy Roxy from Chicago! and a gentle ballard with Joe the office hunk. Playing age 35-55 - the oldest. Musical numbers: 9 to 5, Around Here, I Just Might, Potion Notion, Shine Like the Sun, One of the Boys, Change it, Let Love Grow, 9 to 5 (Finale), Mega mix (Bows)

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Doralee Rhodes - Jenny Powell

A sexy as hell country gal, sweet, warm and personable with a winning smile. She also has an ample cleavage and this is referred to in both songs and dialogue (I am sure this can be created if necessary!). The office gossips believe she is having an affair with the boss but this is far from the truth; she is happily married to Dwayne. This is the Dolly Parton role and whilst you don’t need to have the blonde hair the part is written with the country American drawl and two great numbers are very much in the Country style! Playing age 20s - the youngest. Musical numbers: 9 to 5, I Just Might, Backwoods Barbie, Cowgirl’s Revenge, Shine Like the Sun, Change it, 9 to 5 (Finale), Mega mix (Bows)

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Judy Bernly - Louise Dangel

Meek and mild mannered. Her husband has left her for his 19 year old secretary and she is forced to go out to work, which she has never done before. Always on the edge of tears at the beginning but we see her transition into a ballsy lady at the end. Sings some fabulous numbers including Dance O’ Death which requires her to be a sexy siren (unlike her normal character) and also the wonderful Get out and Stay Out. Requires an excellent singer! Playing age 30’s. Musical numbers: 9 to 5, Around Here, I Just Might, Dance O’ Death, Shine Like the Sun, Change it, Get Out and Stay Out, 9 to 5 (Finale), Mega mix (Bows)

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Franklin Hart Jr. - Mark Humble

Lead male. Egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss who lusts after his secretary. Smarmy and pompous, he is his own biggest fan. A great character role. No dancing required but some movement with the 3 leads and dancing girls will be required. One solo number. Musical numbers: Here for You, Here for You (Reprise), Mega mix (Bows)

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Roz Keith - Emma Thompson

Mr Hart’s tyrannical Assistant who is a closet red-hot Mamma. She is completely in love with Mr Hart and is a bit of a creepy stalker. A great comic role which could be played at any age just important that can deliver the Heart to Hart song which is vampy. Fabulous supporting lead. Musical numbers: Heart to Hart, 5 to 9, 9 to 5 (Finale), Mega mix (Bows)

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Joe and Ensemble - Nick Lund

Cute young office accountant – smitten with Violet. Sings the ballad Let Love Grow with Violet, also part of the office boys ensemble. Also has dialogue. Musical numbers: One of the Boys, Let Love Grow, 9 to 5 (Finale), Mega mix (Bows)

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Dwayne and Ensemble - Chris Knights

Doralee’s loving husband. He is a country cowboy and sings some solo lines in the opening number – can also be in the men’s chorus. Musical numbers: 9 to 5

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Bob Enright and Ensemble - Tony Frier

Mr Hart’s golden boy who is promoted above Violet. Part of the male chorus.

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Josh and Ensemble - Michael Smith

Violet’s typical teenage son.

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Missy and Ensemble - Anna Foster

Hart’s long suffering wife. Fluttery and dizzy doesn’t have a clue what Hart is really like.

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Maria and Ensemble - Louise Elliker

Young and vibrant officer worker. Could be played by a dancer.

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Kathy and Ensemble - Meg Pike

The office gossip – has one solo singing line. Needs to be of an age where it is viable she has kids.

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Margaret and Ensemble - Faith Powell

The office lush – could have an older playing age.

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Dick and Ensemble - Graham Collier

Judy’s estranged husband. An average middle aged guy who left his wife for his secretary – tries to come crawling back.

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Tinsworthy and Doctor - Graham Botterill

Tinsworthy is the big boss of the company and has the bearing of an army general.

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Detective and Ensemble - Paul Foster

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Candy Striper and Ensemble - Amy Hewson

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New Employee and Ensemble - Annelly James

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Ensemble - Gemma Murphy

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Intern and Ensemble - Andrew Midson

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Ensemble - Rachel Price

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Ensemble - Kiera McCormack

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Ensemble - Karen Regent

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Ensemble - Beth Coombes

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Ensemble - Vicky Palmer

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Ensemble - Melanie Silk

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Ensemble - Nicola Ivey

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Ensemble - Rachael Davis-Taylor

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Director and Choreographer - Carolyn Floyd

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Set Design and Construction - John Godliman

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Stage Manager and Set Construction - Simon Waller

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Props and Set Assistant - Clare Pinnock

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Props and Set Assistant - Liz Thomas

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Musical Director - Chris Winslet