This May 13th - 16th, ESPA is looking forward to performing 9 to 5: The Musical in the Harlequin Theatre!

Principal auditions are taking place Sunday February 2nd - 2pm start, United Reform Church

Ensemble audition is taking place Monday February 3rd - 8pm, St Marks Church Hall, Reigate, RH2 0DA

Music and Dance pre-audition rehearsals to go over the music and dance auditions: 

  • Tuesday 14th January - 7.45pm start, St Joseph’s School, 40 Linkfield Lane, Redhill RH1 1DU
  • Tuesday 21st January - 7.45pm start, St Marks Church Hall, 8 Alma Road, Reigate, RH2 0DA

To Audition:

  • You need to email - auditions@espaproductions.org.uk 
  • Clearly detail which parts you would like to audition for and if you would like to also be considered for the ensemble
    • If you audition for a principal role that doesn’t mean you automatically get into ensemble if you don’t get your part, you are still required at the ensemble auditions
  • The deadline for signing up to audition is: Thursday 30th January
  • After the 30th January, time slots will be shared for each character on the ESPA facebook page and via email
  • Before auditioning, you will need to complete an audition form and bring it with you to your audition
    • Please take particular note of absences, looking carefully at the rehearsal dates below
    • To audition, you MUST be a member - Membership fee: £15
    • You will be emailed the audition form when you sign up but the link to download the form is available to download as 9-to-5-audition-form.docx from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page
  • Audition results will be posted online within 48 hrs of the auditions

Other Important Dates:

Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals will be scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30-10pm, with some Sunday rehearsals. Locations TBC. 

  • The first rehearsal will be Thursday 6th February, United Reform Church
  • Sunday rehearsals are:
    • Sunday 1st March
    • Sunday 29th March
    • Sunday 19th April (in the Harlequin)
    • Sunday 3rd May

Band Call and Theatre Get-In: Sunday 10th May

Tech Run: Monday 11th May

Dress Run: Tuesday 12th may

Show dates: Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th May (5 performances with a Saturday matinee)

Additional 9 to 5: The Musical Information is available to download as 9-to-5-Information.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page.

Audition pieces:

VIOLET a smart, 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 from her desk while her boss takes the credit. She is frustrated with her position, but not bitter. Comedic role – witty and sharp. Attractive, strong, ambitious. Female, 40-50 yrs old. Alto

Singing: No 2, Around Here, Start to bar 47

Acting:

  • P28 from ‘Can you believe it’ to P29 ‘slip it in my purse’
  • P37 from ‘To Bob’ to P38 ‘Who’s been saying that? He has!’

You can download Violet.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

DORALEE a sexy, country gal who is the secretary for the boss, Franklin Hart. She is misunderstood at the beginning of the play due to rumours about an affair with the boss, but comes to be a strong cog in the machine that destroys Hart. This country girl is an eternal optimist, warm and personable, with a ready smile. Country singing. Comedy is sharp and no-nonsense. American country accent is essential. Female, 20-30 yrs old. Soprano / high belt

Singing: No 12, Shine like the Sun, Bar 19 to Bar 49

Acting:

  • P70 from ‘Doralee, what a pleasant surprise’ to ‘Violet, Judy, get in here!’ on p 72
  • P17 from ‘Should we get back to that dictation?’ to ‘Let’s get back to that letter’ on P18

You can download Doralee.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

JUDY a meek housewife with her first foray into the working world when her husband runs off with his secretary. Judy changes throughout the show into a force to be reckoned with, taking control of herself and her life. Comedic role – confusion, insecure, determined, and hopeful. Female, 30-40 yrs old. Soprano / high belt

Singing: No 18, Get out & Stay Out, Bar 96 to end

Acting:

  • P7 from ‘Hi, I’m Violet’ to ‘I just hope I can do the job’ on P9
  • P46 from ‘You threatened him’ to ‘Double Indemnity’ on p47

You can download Judy.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

FRANKLIN HART is a pompous jerk of a boss. If he weren’t the boss, he would have no friends at all. Was trained by Violet, and then promoted ahead of her, so there is no love lost between them. Spends his time trying to seduce Doralee. Smarmy. Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical, Bigot. Male, 35 - 50 yrs old. Baritone

Singing: No 3, Here for you, Bar 69 to Bar 103

Acting: P16 from ‘What!’ to ‘Let’s get back to the letter’ on P18

You can download Hart.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

ROZ KEITH The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr Hart and does everything she can to undermine the rest of the office to earn his affection. Although she has depth, a lonely woman who seeks solace in her work and Hart. Over the top comedic role. Female, 35-50 yrs old. Alto

Singing: No 6, Heart to Hart, Bar 15 to Bar36

Acting: P62 from ‘Oh Mr Hart’ to ‘I’m his girl’ on p 63

You can download Roz.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

JOE A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble Male, 25-35 yrs old. Tenor / high baritone

Singing: No 17 Let Love Grow, Bar 26 to end

Acting: P96 from ‘I never thought’ to ‘I had my one man’ on P98

You can download Joe.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

DWAYNE - Doralee's attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits. Speaking Role. Doubles in ensemble where able to.

Acting: P29 from ‘I’m as nice’ to ‘Texans never quit’ on P30

You can download Dwayne.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

JOSH - Violet's awkward teenage son. Speaking Role. Doubles in ensemble where able to.

Acting: P28 from ‘Can you believe it?’ to ‘slip it in my purse’ on P29

You can download Josh.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

MISSY - Franklin Hart's wife, clueless to her husband's true nature. Fluttery and Ditzy. Speaking Role. Doubles in the women’s Ensemble.

Acting: P20 from ‘Frank?’ to ‘I’m sorry I bothered you, Frank’ on P21

You can download Missy.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

DICK 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. Male, 35-45 yrs old Speaking Role Doubles in ensemble where able to.

Singing: 

Acting: PG101 from ‘Dick what are you doing here?’ to ‘You can’t be serious’ on PG103

You can download Dick.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

MARIA - A young and vibrant secretary in Hart's office. Speaking Role (Puerto Rican accent). Doubles in the women’s Ensemble.

Acting: P23 from ‘I hate my typewriter’ to ‘Atta girl’ on PG 24

You can download Maria-Margaret-and-Kathy.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

KATHY - A secretary in Hart's office with a tendency to gossip. Speaking Role. Doubles in the women’s Ensemble.

Acting: P23 from ‘I hate my typewriter’ to ‘Atta girl’ on PG 24

You can download Maria-Margaret-and-Kathy.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

MARGARET - A secretary in Hart's office with a tendency to drink. Speaking Role. Doubles in the women’s Ensemble.

Acting: P23 from ‘I hate my typewriter’ to ‘Atta girl’ on PG 24

You can download Maria-Margaret-and-Kathy.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

TINSWORTHY Franklin Hart's boss and Chairman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart's ways than he lets on. Can either double as male ensemble or as a small cameo role at the end of the show. Male, 50-65 yrs old. Speaking Role

Acting: P109 from ‘Mr Tinsworthy, sir’ to ‘Hart, hush I’m talking to a lady’ on P110

You can download Tinsworthy.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page

ENSEMBLE - Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.

Singing: No 2, Around Here, Bar 33 to Bar 48

You can download Ensemble.pdf from the downloads page linked at the bottom of this page