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Rend Lake College will hold audititions for musical Jan. 22

Submitted by Rend Lake College
updated: 1/4/2019 11:08 AM

INA -- Get down to business this year by auditioning for the Rend Lake College Spring 2019 Musical "9 to 5."

Auditions for the show will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2019 with callbacks set for 6 p.m. Jan. 24. The musical is presented at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the RLC Theatre.

Actors over the age of 16 are invited to audition in the RLC Theatre. Actors should dress professionally and bring an extra set of comfortable clothes to learn dance numbers.

Auditions will be a two-step process. Those interested will sing a portion of a song and then learn a dance combination. Actors are asked to have prepared 32 bars or a minute of a song that best shows off their personality and vocal ability, but should not be from the show "9 to 5."

Participants are asked to bring sheet music with them to the audition. An accompanist will be provided.

Callbacks are also scheduled for 6 p.m. in the RLC Theatre where potential actors will be required to do a cold reading and perform portions of songs from "9 to 5." There may also be an additional dance callback.

After the cast announcement, rehearsals will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 in the RLC Theatre and will be held at the same time and location Mondays through Thursdays, with some exceptions.

For more information, contact Alstat at 618-437-5321, ext. 1817 or

Based on characters created by Patricia Resnick with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, "9 to 5" revolves around a three female co-workers pushed to the boiling point by a sexist, egotistic, 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 show is rated PG-13.

Tickets will cost $12 and will be available for purchase on March 25. Contact the RLC Box Office for additional information at 618-437-5321, ext. 1467.