9 to 5 at McLean High
9 to 5 the Musical
April 26-28 at 7pm
April 28-29 at 2pm
McLean HS, 1633 Davidson Rd., McLean
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Get up and work as McLean High School’s “TheatreMcLean” presents Dolly Parton’s hit musical comedy, “9 to 5.” The show runs April 26, 27, and 28 at 7 p.m., with matinees April 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. at Mclean High School’s Burke Auditorium, 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean. For more information and to order tickets, visit theatremclean.org.
Based on the 1980 film starring Dolly Parton, the Tony-winning musical follows three strong women in the workplace taking care of business. Combatting Franklin Hart, their misogynistic boss who constantly underestimates them, Violet Newstead, Judy Bernly, and Doralee Rhodes band together to overcome their personal struggles and take control of the company that kept them down. What a way to make a livin’!
In the year of the Time’s Up movement, “9 to 5” is an incredibly relevant piece of theatre. The show remains family-friendly while tackling issues of workplace harassment and sexual misconduct.
“It’s the right moment to celebrate women taking control of their lives and asserting the power they didn’t know was inside them all along,” says Music Director Andrew Zimmer. “Telling that story through the medium of musical theatre is especially important — gender equality is a topic that deserves every serious analysis and discussion that the zeitgeist can offer, but let’s not forget that it’s also a subject worth singing and dancing about.”
The musical is directed by Phillip Reid. The cast includes Haley Rose, Erica Bass, Abby Covington, Benji Harris, Abby Comey, Graham Cole, Ben Cudmore, Carmen Beadie, Rebecca Blacksten, Carenna Slotkoff, Eli Wassertzug, Alexandra Lagos, Anna Kate Womack, Ralph Whitfield, Trevor Hazen, John Godwin, Adam Stanton, Syd Kirk, Ruby Larimer, Annalise Kirby, Jordan Prather, Sophie Camus, Julia Luigs, Will Chapman, Alex Weinstein, Easton McCollough, Alexa Lushetsky, Avery Versaw, Amanda Mullet, Bryn Kirk, Eli Wassertzug, Ralph Whitfield, Devin English, Kristen Waagner, Nathaniel Wyerman, Isabella Swigart, Rachel Zhang, and Morgan Rich.
Presented through special arrangement with MTI. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684,www.MTIShows.com.