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Auditions - Sept. 4 - 9, 2022

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patrick Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture, Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009


Presented through special arrangement with: Music Theatre International
Directed by: Erin Fagundes
Produced by: Deidre Parmenter

Music Director: Kyle de Tarnowsky

Assistant Music Director: Steven Silvers

Choreographers: Julie Hackett and Susan Ingram


Audition Dates & Times:

September 4, 5 & 6 at 7:00 pm

Conejo Players Theatre

351 S. Moorpark Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91361


Performances:

Nov. 11 - Dec. 4, 2022 Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.


Audition Requirements:

Music: Bring sheet music or accompaniment in your key (no words on accompaniment).

Dance: Bring dance clothing and shoes. You will be asked to learn and perform a short dance routine.

Reading: You will be asked to read from 1-2 sides, which will be assigned after your song. Sides will be posted to the website prior to auditions.


Rehearsal Schedule: Monday – Friday 7:30-10 pm; Some Saturdays September 11-Nov 10, 2022 - Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal


For more information:

Contact Deidre Parmenter at deidrepaRmenter@gmail.com

Show Synopsis

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. 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. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?

Character Descriptions

As stated in our Anti-Discrimination Policy, our theatre is welcoming to ALL, including members of every race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, public assistance status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family relationship, socio-economic status, or any other protected status.

 

Non-Equity, no pay. You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination if you are cast.


NOTE: The genders listed below are for the character vs. the actor; all roles are open to actors of differing ethnicities and gender identities.

 

Violet Newstead (female)

o  Age Range: 40-50

o  Vocal Range: Alto

o  Description: Smart and efficient, widowed mother of a teenage son who is constantly being passed up for promotion in the boys-club world of climbing the corporate ladder. She runs the office while her boss takes the credit. Comedic role, witty and sharp. Must move well.

Doralee Rhodes (female)

o  Age Range: 25-35

o  Vocal Range: Alto, High belt, country singing

o  Description: Sexy, country gal who is the secretary for the boss, Franklin Hart. While this is the “Dolly Parton” role in the piece, she should not be played like a Dolly Parton impersonator but as a real person (who just happens to have a Texas accent). She is often underestimated because of her barbie doll-like appearance, but she is quite intelligent, optimistic, warm, and can also kick some butt, if needed. Must move well.

 Judy Bernly (female)

o  Age Range: 25-40

o  Vocal Range: Mezzo/High Belt

o  Description: A meek housewife who is forced into the working world with no prior work experience when her husband runs off with his secretary. Throughout the show she grows and evolves into a strong, independent woman. Comedic role, must move well.

Franklin Hart Jr (Male)

o  Age Range: 40-55

o  Vocal Range: Baritone

o  Description: Sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot with no real redeeming qualities. If he wasn’t the boss, he would have no friends at all. Must be comfortable with heights. Must sing well and be good with physical comedy.

Roz Keith (female)

o  Age Range: 30-50

o  Vocal Range: Alto, Belt

o  Description: Franklin Hart’s Administrative Assistant. She is the eyes and ears of the company, and she is hopelessly (and unrequitedly) in love with Mr. Hart. Roz is lonely, sexually repressed, and expresses it in an over-the-top comedic number. Must have good comedic skills and sing and move well.

Joe (Male)

o  Age Range: 30-35 (although dependent on age of Violet – must have visible age gap)

o  Vocal Range: High Baritone/Tenor

o  Description: Jr. Accountant who is interested in Violet, despite their age differences. He is sweet and charming. Has his own song-must sing and move well.

Dwayne (Male)

o  Age Range: 25-35

o  Vocal Range: Tenor

o  Description: Doralee’s very supportive husband, will also be in male ensemble. Should sing and move well.

Josh (Male)

o  Age Range: to play late teens

o  Vocal Range: Open

o  Description: Violet’s teenage son, will also double in male ensemble. Should sing and move well.

Missy (Female)

o  Age Range: 30-40

o  Vocal Range: Open

o  Description: Mr. Hart’s wife, clueless to Hart’s true nature. Will also double in the ensemble. Should sing and move well.

Maria (Female)

o  Age Range: 20-40, age open

o  Vocal Range: Strong singer, dancer.

o  Description: One of the featured office secretaries, should sing and move well.

Dick (Male)

o  Age Range: 30-35

o  Vocal Range: Open

o  Description: Judy’s sleazy ex-husband, also doubles in ensemble. Should sing and move well.

Kathy (Female)

o  Age Range: 20-40, age open

o  Vocal Range: Open

o  Description: One of the featured office secretaries, the office gossip. Should sing and move well.

Margaret (Female)

o  Age Range: 30-50

o  Vocal Range: Open

o  Description: One of the featured office secretaries, the office drunk. Good physical comedy skills. Should sing and move well.

Bob Enright (Male)

o  Age Range: 20-30

o  Vocal Range: Open

o  Description: Hart’s “Yes-Man”. Trained by Violet and promoted over her. One of the “Boys Club”

Tinsworthy (Male)

o  Age Range: 35-50

o  Vocal Range: Open, This role is a non-singing role but may double in other ensemble role

o  Description: Chairman of the Board, Hart’s boss.

 

Ensemble (Male and Female to play multiple roles throughout the show. Must be strong singers and move well.)