What a way to make a livin’: East Hall’s 9 to 5

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Next Week East Hall’s Theatre Department will be putting on 9 to 5, a musical based on the hit 1980 comedy starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton. The story follows three female office workers who want to get revenge on their tyrannical, sexist boss and end up abducting him and running the business themselves. 

 

“The show is coming along great.” says Maura Ostrander, “I am very proud of it and I am happy that since I have to have a last show, it’s gonna be this one. It’s got everything you want in a musical, it’s hilarious and the songs are amazing, but it also has those moments that people can really relate to.” 

9 to 5 (1980)

 

Dolly Parton stars in the original movie as Doralee Rhodes, the alluring country gal secretary that the tyrannical boss, Mr. Hart, is infatuated with. In this production, Senior, Rachel Bonilla will be portraying the sprauncy secretary, however Dolly Parton’s presence will not be absent. The show will start with a video of Dolly introducing everyone to show and setting the stage but her influence doesn’t end there. Every song in the show was written by the country star, and the songs are not just old recycled Dolly songs. Besides the title song, 9 to 5, Dolly has written an additional 12 completely original songs just for the musical. 

 

 

 

Senior, Allie Ladd will be playing Judy Bernly, the new girl at the job who is forced to work after her husband (Played by Senior, Andrew Autry)  leaves her for his 19 year old secretary. And Senior, Maura Ostrander will be playing Violet Newstead, a widow who has worked at the company for twelve years. She knows everything about the company but despite her knowledge, she is passed over for promotions due to Hart’s bigotry. 

 

Senior, Abigail Ivey plays Roz Keith, Hart’s administrative assistant. She’s a stuck up snitch who is madly in love with Hart and has a risqué side to her. And the Sexist, Egotistical, Lying Hypocritical Bigot, Mr. Hart will be played by Alumni Micheal Kinsey. 


The show opens next week on Thursday, April 29th and runs through May 1st. Due to Covid-19 regulations you will have to pre-order your tickets at vvtg.bootix.com