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This pilot production is open to performers ages 12-18!


9 to 5 JR., with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit 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 coworkers 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 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. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?

This pilot production will allow performers to originate roles and be a part of the development process for a brand new adaptation! Learn more below!


All rehearsals and performances will be held at JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ.


This production will meet from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday from July 10-21


Performances will be held July 22 and 23.


Any/all conflicts must be approved prior to casting but we are ideally looking for performers with full availability given the brevity of the process.

Participation Fee: $595

(includes 60+ hours of instruction, professional production photos, and a chance to be a part of a fully staged, fully designed new musical)

All roles are open to performers of all backgrounds and identities. We aim to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community both onstage and off.


What is a pilot production?

We are working with Music Theatre International and iTheatrics to help them to develop this new adaptation. This means that we will be one of the first companies in the country to produce this show and it means our actors will be some of the first to play these roles! The show itself may be changed/adjusted throughout the process and our production will help inform the final licensed version. The show (either in its live form or through our archival video) will be viewed by MTI/iTheatrics executives as well as the rights holders. 

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