Lincoln County Community Theater, the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, will hold auditions for its annual winter musical on Monday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta.
Lincoln County Community Theater is excited to announce that this year’s production will be a semistaged version of “9 to 5: The Musical.” The show, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, which starred Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin.
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, the heroines — Violet, Judy, and Doralee — live out their wildest fantasy: giving their boss the boot! While Hart, the boss, remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that has always kept them down.
Lincoln County Community Theater is looking to fill various roles in the show as well as to add to its ensemble, which this year is rather appropriately being billed as “The Double-D Singers.” Members of the ensemble are not required to memorize their music. Rehearsals are held each Sunday afternoon starting in mid-January and performances are scheduled the weekend of Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8. The production will be accompanied by a full orchestra.
Those planning to audition are requested to bring a brief prepared song. An accompanist will be provided. A brief description of the characters can be found at lcct.org, clicking on the Lincoln County Community Theater “More Info” button on the bottom right of the home page. Questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After four years of producing classic Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, Lincoln County Community Theater took the leap in to the world of musical theater last year with “Mary Poppins.” The theater company has decided to “let its hair down” this year and is thrilled to be undertaking this joyful, timely, country pop musical under the direction of John Mulcahy.