AUDITIONS 2018-2019



Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick
Auditions:  Monday & Tuesday, April 1-2, 2019 – 7:00pm at JLT
Callbacks:  April 3, 2017 – 7:00pm
Directed by James Boone
Performance Dates:  May 29-June 2, 2019
9 to 5, The
Musicalwith music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 not 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 boos 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?  This high-energy show is ideal for a large, mostly female cast, but also has opportunities for talented male dancers.  With its jubilant score and easily relatable characters, 9 to 5  is the perfect show for community theatres.
On AUDITION day the doors will open at 6:30pm for you to sign in
at the registration table.  Please come prepared to sing 16 measures
of a song that will highlight your singing.
A pianist will be available for you.
Please have your music marked and ready for the accompanist.
Song MUST be sung by memory.  DO NOT sing songs from the show.
You will be learning choreography for one of the songs in the
production.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
An online audition form MUST be completed before you audition.
For information about the show schedules and the online form visit, along with more information about characters and
audition info.  This is a cast of 26:  3 female principles (20s-40s);
male principle (20s-40s); 7 female features/ensemble (20s and up);
5 male features/ensemble (20s and up); 1 male/feature/ensemble
(teens-20s); 5 female ensemble (teens-adult); 4 male ensemble (teens-adult).


A drama-comedy by Neil Simon
Auditions:  Monday & Tuesday, June 3 & 4, 7:00pm at JLT
Directed by Greg Swartz
Performance dates:  July 24-28, 2019
When teenage brothers Arty and Jay are forced to move in with their strict, German grandmother, their childlike aunt and their gangster uncle, they can’t help but feel a little lost.  Filled with laughter, tears and insight, Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize winning play explores themes of family, independence, courage and the complex relationships people have with those they love.
Audition Packets will be available (date to be determined)
Packets will contain a scene or monologue from the play which the director will ask you to perform.  It is not necessary to memorize it, but you may if you wish.  There will also be cold readings of additional scenes.  The director recommends you familiarize yourself with the entire play, to better understand the characters and situations beforehand.  You may attend either or both of the two audition sessions.
Character Descriptions:
Grandma Kurnitz: 50-70 years old. The hard-as steel matriarch.  She loves her family, but coldly keeps her emotions hidden.  (Must speak with a German accent)
Bella:  30-40 years old.  Grandma’s sweet, simple daughter, whose childhood traumas left her emotionally and mentally arrested.  She struggles to gain her independence.
Eddie:  30-40 years old.  Bella’s kind, yet cautious older brother, a recent widower, uncomfortably estranged from his mother.
Jay: 15-16 years old.  Eddie’s upright eldest son.  Timid, yet anxious to prove he’s ready to grow up.
Arty:  12-13 years old.  Jay’s precocious younger brother.  Sometimes childish, but wise and witty beyond his years.
Uncle Louie:  30-40 years old.  Eddie’s smart-mouthed, small-time gangster brother.  Quick-tempered and fiercely protective of his family.
Aunt Gert:  30-40 years old.  Bella’s sister.  Quiet, yet with a uniquely unusual speech impediment.

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For full information on all upcoming auditions contact the 
JLT office, 417 623-3638, during regular office hours.
Keep checking website for updates.