Thirty-two years ago, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and
Lily Tomlin wowed movie audiences in the hit comedy, “9 to 5.” Now the William
Woods University Theatre reprises the popular show in musical form.
“9 To 5, the Musical” will be performed at 7:30
p.m.Oct.11-13 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture,
written by Patricia Resnick, “9 to 5” opened in 2008 as a musical, with music
and lyrics written by Parton.
It is a story of friendship and revenge set in the
Rolodex era. The musical tells the story
of three extremely improbable friends, Violet (played by Suzi Johnston of
Fulton, Mo.), Judy (Bailey Campanini
of Camdenton, and Doralee (Paige Runge of St. Louis, Mo.).
Treated terribly by their control freak boss, Mr.
Hart (Drew Arnett of Columbia, Mo.), they set out to change some things in the
company, like who’s in charge.
This musical is a hilarious combination of crazy
fantasies, day dreams and impulsive actions. When these three women get together and make plans, look out, because
something crazy could be just around the corner.
Other cast members are Kayla Pulliam of Bloomington,
Ill., as Roz, the love-crazy assistant; Michael Dodson of St. Louis, Mo., as
Joe; Jonathon Meyer of Creve Coeur, Mo., as Dwayne; Matt Kornegay of Glendale,
Ariz., as Josh; and Melissa Williams of St. Louis, Mo., as Margret.
Also, Jen Steindorf of San Diego, Calif., as Missy
Hart; Kassaundra Davidson of Roseau, Minn., as Maria Delgado and a candy
striper; T.J. Green of Brandon, Miss., as Dick; and Stephen Chamineak of
Hazelwood, Mo., as Bob Enright.
Community members of the cast include Doug Sain as
Tinsworthy, Mona Elliot as the detective, and Tiaja Segelhorst as the
doctor. Nicole Elliot, a WWU alumna,
Cast members also in the vocal ensemble are
Cassandra O’Connell of Rolla, Mo., Nicole Elliott, Steindorf, Williams, Dodson,
Chamineak, Meyer, Mona Elliott, Segelhorst, Kornegay, Green and Davidson.
Nicole Elliott, Steindorf, Williams, Dodson, Chamineak and Meyer make up the
“9 to 5” is directed by Joe Potter, assistant
professor and artistic director of theatre at William Woods.
Theatre season tickets are available through the
final performance of “9 to 5, The Musical” on Oct. 14. Prices are $40 for
adults, $22 for children ages 6-12 and $34 for senior citizens ages 62 and above.
Among the benefits of a season ticket are a savings
of 20 percent on regular ticket prices; preferred seating; the ability to avoid
long lines at the box office; and the replacement of tickets for free if they
are lost or stolen. For more information,
call the theatre department at (573)592-4281.
Tickets for “9 to 5, The Musical” are $14 for
adults; $10 for children age 6 to 12 and $12 for WWU students, faculty, staff
and senior citizens age 62 and up. To
purchase tickets, visit the box office in McNutt Campus Center, call
(573)592-4267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The box office is open 1-5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Cash, check, and credit/debit cards are accepted forms of payment.
Tickets are also available online at www.Showtix4u.com (credit/debit