Auditions set for RLC spring musical

December 27, 2018

INA – The Rend Lake College Spring Musical 2019 is “9 to 5” and open auditions are happening next month.

Based on characters created by Patricia Resnick with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, show “9 to 5” revolves around a three female coworkers pushed to the boiling point by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, the main characters Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While the boss 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.

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 will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, in the RLC Theatre.

Actors age 16 and older 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 scheduled for 6 p.m., Jan. 24 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 about auditions, contact Sara Alstat at 437-5321, Ext. 1817 or at

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