2019 Character Breakdowns

9 to 5
March 14-16, 2019
Venue TBD
Rehearsals begin February 2019
Cast Type: Strong leads with a large ensemble cast
Dance Requirements: Heavy

Directed by Brian Glick
Musical Directed by Cameron Sullenberger
Choreographed by TBD

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture

Characters

Violet:

Any ethnicity. The company’s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Doralee :

Any ethnicity. A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Judy :

Any ethnicity. The “new” girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Franklin Hart :

Any ethnicity. One of the firm’s executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.

Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 50
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Roz Keith :

Any ethnicity. The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval.

Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Joe :

Any ethnicity. A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Dwayne :

Any ethnicity. Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E2

Josh :

Any ethnicity.Violet’s awkward teenage son.

Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 18

Missy :

Any ethnicity. Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35

Maria :

Any ethnicity. A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F4

Dick:

Any ethnicity. 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.

Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45

Kathy:

Any ethnicity. A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G4

Margaret:

Any ethnicity. A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40

Tinsworthy:

Any ethnicity. Franklin Hart’s boss and Chariman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he lets on.

Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65

Ensemble:

Any ethnicity. Strong vocal and dance skills needed. Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.

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