Dolly Parton’s music and lyrics take center stage in Asheville Community Theatre’s next production, called “9 to 5 The Musical.”
In this high-energy musical, three female secretaries are fed up with being looked over, looked down upon or outright ogled by their nightmare of a boss. They join forces to do something about it, taking the nasty boss out of commission and seizing control of the company.
“This is such a fun and funny show, and yet it is based on a reality that is obviously still relevant today,” said Susan Harper, executive director of ACT. “The three women at the center of the show are working through issues that, as a country, we’re still dealing with. It’s pretty delicious to see them succeed, and I’m betting we’ll hear the audience hoot and holler for so many of the lines.”
“9 to 5 The Musical” stars a cast of 28 community members, many of whom are making their ACT debuts. The three leads, memorably played by Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda in the iconic 1980 film, will be played by Myra McCoury, Marisa Noelle, and Alexa Edelman.
ACT’s production will be directed by Jerry Crouch with music direction by Sarah Fowler and choreography by Tina Pisano-Foor.
“9 to 5 The Musical” opens Friday, Feb. 9, and runs through Sunday, March 4. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Two additional Thursday performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1.
Opening weekend perks include complimentary champagne on opening night, complimentary chocolate on Saturday night and a talk-back with the cast and crew after the Sunday matinee.
Tickets are available online at ashevilletheatre.org, over the phone at 254-1320 or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office.