Remember the 1980 movie “9 to 5” starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda? Well, now it’s “9 to 5 the Musical” and the Marian Theatre Guild at the elaborate St. John auditorium.
Set in 1979, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical boss. In a hilarious turn of events, they give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that has always kept them down.
And why did Directors Bette Jo Diaz and D.J. Halicky choose to do this show?
“Mainly because it’s still very relevant to today’s events and topics like starting life over after divorce, being a single working mother, sexual harassment in the workplace and even the pay gap between the sexes. How much has really changed,” said D. J.
“People today are still talking about these important issues but in this “9 to 5” we’ll will be singing and dancing about them too. Sometimes a lighter, funnier touch can help you see things in a different way.”
“9 to 5 – the Musical” showdates are the first 3 Saturdays and Sundays in November- Nov 2nd – 3rd; Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 16-17th, 2019.
Box Office Opens Monday, October 21st from 7-9pm by personal visit or Phoning 219-473-7555. Credit Cards are Accepted. Dinner Theatre Available on Saturday Performances.
Shows are held at the Theatre-class Auditorium at St. John the Baptist Church, at the corner of 119th Street and Lincoln Ave., Downtown Whiting, Indiana.
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