Saturday, January 23, 2016
WOMEN TAKE CHARGE WITH
“9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL” AT
SEATTLE MUSICAL THEATRE
Seattle Musical Theatre is thrilled to present its third offering of the season 9 TO 5: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick and based on the seminal 20th Century Fox hit film.
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 jerk 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?
SMT’s production of this bright and funny musical boasts Director and Choreographer Jessica Low, having just assistant directed The 5th Avenue's record-breaking production of The Sound of Music, at the helm, and Brandon Peck music directing an energetic pop score featuring musical gems like “9 to 5,” “Backwoods Barbie,” and “Joy to the Girls.”
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL plays February 19 - March 13, 2016. Single tickets (starting at $20) are on sale now online
The cast of 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL features local favorites Jeannette LeGault, Jasmine Sim, and Melissa Fleming as best friends Violet, Doralee, and Judy; Jeff Church as Hart; Natalie Moe as Roz; Adam Minton as Joe; Nick Perry as Dwayne; Nick Hyett-Schnell as Josh; Meagan Castillo as Missy; Doug Fahl as Tinsworthy; Alexa Skilling as Maria, Casey Craig as Bob; and Colleen Gillon as Margaret. The ensemble includes Mary McIntosh, Carly Squires Hutchinson, Krista Johnson, and Emily Welter.
Sophia Federighi serves as Assistant Director. The production team includes lighting design by Charles Weber, sound design by Myra Dietzel, costumes by Rachel Wilkie, and set design by Thomas Kouyeas.
Seattle Musical Theatre’s 2015-2016 season concludes with SOUTH PACIFIC (Apr 8 - May 1, 2016).
Seattle Musical Theatre is located at Magnuson Park, 7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle 98115.