Take a Break and See “9 to 5 the Musical”

   By Gayle Faulkner Kosalko
      It’s 1979 just before the whole corporate greed and money is power scene of the 1980″s. Three women finally realize their importance, significance and strength in not only their personal lives, but also in the workplace.  The musical opens Saturday, November 2.

     Directors Bette Diaz and DJ Halicky and a cast of 20 plus bring this story to life at the Marian Theatre Guild in November.

    “What’s challenging is the pace of the show itself,” DJ explained.  “It moves incredibly fast like a locomotive.”

    Remember the fashion of the late 1970’s?  That’s part of the fun as well as the dancing that’s all part of this late 70’s. 

     “Doing the dancing is probably the hardest thing for the cast from the way it was back then.” he said. “But they are an outstanding cast and have been from the word go.”

     The cast leads off with Jayma Kay Emerson, Shannon Hayes, Nora Wragg, Karen Colemann, Pat Porte and Jon Fetsch.

        Also featured in the show are Jason Horn, Kayla Panik, (Facebook link) Caroline Herrera (Facebook link)Bridget  Barnett  Choe (Facebook link),  Dustin Edmond, Tony Anthony Vivacqua (Facebook link)Susan Bobos, Ken Bobos (Facebook link)Star Adamik, Amanda Edge, Katie Isaacs, Jessica Kempke, Doreen Brown (Facebook link)Melayna Pzepka, Brittney Leggans, Crystal O’Halloran and Emily Yovich.

    And as entertaining as it is as a piece from another decade, the directors point out that things haven’t really changed so much in the last 30+ years.

    “The topics are still relevant to today’s events,”  Betty said.   “From the Me Too era now to being a single working mother, harassment in the workplace and even the pay gap between the sexes, things haven’t changed that much.”

     But it’s the three women’s hilarious and very clever response to all those things that make “9 to 5 the Musical” you’ll truly enjoy!

     Prices are $16 for adults and $14 for students/seniors.  A dinner theatre package is available for Saturday evening performances (reservations needed).  Call the Box Office (473-7555) for reservations

    Show dates are Saturdays November 2 ,9 and 16 at 8:15p.m.  Sunday matinees are November 3, 10, and 17 at 3p.m. in the Marian Auditorium at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and 119th Street at St. John School.  As of October 21, The Box Office is open Monday through Friday (from 7p.m. to 9p.m.) and credit cards are accepted.

Sue Baxter