9 to 5 comes to Laycock St Theatre this July
Gosford Musical Society | Thursday, 16 February 2023
Gosford Musical Society is thrilled to announce their upcoming production of "9 to 5: The Musical", directed by Karen Snook with musical direction by Chris Hochkins. The show will be on stage at Laycock Street Community Theatre from 28 July until 12 August 2023.
"9 to 5: The Musical" is a hilarious and high-energy show based on the 1980 movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, the show follows three working women - Doralee, Violet, and Judy - as they navigate the challenges of working for a sexist and egotistical boss, Franklin Hart Jr. Together, the trio takes matters into their own hands and sets out to give their boss the comeuppance he deserves.
First produced in 2008 this comedy musical features a large, mostly female cast with lead characters -
Judy Bernly (Female) Mezzo-Soprano (F5-A3),
Doralee Rhodes (Female) Alto (E5-G3),
Violet Newstead (Female) Alto (D5-F3),
Franklin Hart (Male) Baritone (G4-C3).
8 supporting roles including 2 spoken featured roles and an ensemble of office employees, police officers, and hospital employees make up the cast.
More detailed character info can be found at stageagent.com/shows/musical/6113/9-to-5
An information evening for the show will be held on Thursday 23 February in the Gosford Musical Society Mirror room. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in the show to learn more about the production, meet the team, and get involved in the exciting world of community theatre.
More details from the Event Listing on Coast Box Office.. coastboxoffice.com/s/H6B2SR853W53
9 to 5: The Musical is a musical with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick. It is based on the 1980 film of the same name, which starred Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda.
The musical is set in the 1970s and follows the story of three working women who are fed up with their sexist and egotistical boss. They come up with a plan to take control of their company, and in the process, they learn there's nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. The musical deals with themes of female empowerment, office politics, and the importance of friendship.
The musical features a catchy and upbeat score with popular songs such as "9 to 5," "Backwoods Barbie," "One of the Boys" and "Shine Like the Sun." The performances are lively and energetic, and the cast delivers strong performances. The sets and costumes are fitting for the 1970s setting of the musical.
9 to 5: The Musical is a fun and entertaining show that will take the audience back to the 1970s and bring the comedy and empowerment of the movie to life. The musical is perfect for fans of the movie and anyone looking for a feel-good night at the theater. It's a musical that deals with heavy themes in a way that is accessible and relatable to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Gosford Musical Society is presenting 9 to 5 The Musical at Laycock Street Community Theatre Fri, 28th July to Sat, 12th August '23
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