Following their hugely successful 2015 production of White Christmas, South Staffs Musical Theatre Company return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to present their new production of 9 to 5 The Musical from Tuesday 11 – Sat 15 October.
Outrageous, thought provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5 The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business. The musical is based on the hit 1980 movie that centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss, featuring original numbers from Dolly Parton's Oscar, Tony® and Grammy Award nominated score including the original hit song 9 To 5.
Pushed to the boiling point, co-workers Violet, Judy and Doralee concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss, Franklin Hart. In a hilarious turn of events, the girls 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.
Boss Franklin Hart is played by Simon McGee from Gornal who meets his match with Doralee played by Lexie Bennett, Judy - Abbie Rai from Willenhall and Violet played by Maria Shee from Penn in Wolverhampton who is also the choreographer for the production.
Lexie’s sister, Natasha Bennett plays secretary Roz, and the cast also includes Dan Haddon(Joe), Roger Stokes (Tinswothy), James Collins (Dick), Joash Musundi (Dwayne), Dave Ball(Detective), Nikki Rai (Margaret), Jo Davis (Missy), Rachel Coalman (Kathy), Zoe Priestley(Maria) Rosie Harper (Candy Striper) and Abbie Ratcliffe (Doctor). Talented local performers complete the cast’s ensemble. Direction is by Alf Rai and Musical Supervision is by Rob Murray.
South Staffs Musical Theatre Company celebrated their 80th anniversary in May 2016. The company was originally formed in 1936 and over the years has presented popular operettas and musical comedy to audiences in Wolverhampton every since. The company perform every year at the Grand Theatre giving everyday people a taste of life performing in a professional theatre.
Chair of South Staffs Musical Theatre Company, Alison Norton said; “We are extremely excited and proud to present this Broadway smash hit musical. 9 To 5 has all the right elements to delight our audiences – great songs, hilarious comedy and characters which we can all relate to. The ladies in the audience will be cheering the girls on and the gents will love them for their sassy attitude and glamour. It is such an uplifting show with just the right amount of madness and mayhem, as well as promoting girl power!”
9 to 5 The Musical opens on Tuesday 11 October and plays at the Grand Theatre until Saturday 15. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office on 01902 42 92 12 or online at grandtheatre.co.uk.
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