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"9 to 5: The Musical" Coming To Limestone Theatre

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 4:15pm
9 to 5

Limestone College Theatre will present “9 to 5: The Musical” during a seven-show run April 7-10 and April 14-16.

The musical is based on the popular movie by the same name that was released in 1980 starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin.

Show time is at 7:30 p.m. on April 7-9 and April 14-16 at Limestone College Theatre, which is located at 130 Leadmine Street in Gaffney. The show on April 10 will start at 3 p.m.

Advance tickets are available at www.showtix4u.com. Adult tickets are $15 each. Admission is $10 for non-Limestone students with proper identification, and for senior citizens 65 and over. Limestone students, faculty and staff are admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before each performance.

The production includes a cast of 17 Limestone College students. It is being directed by Dr. Tim Baxter-Ferguson, Limestone’s Director of Theatre and Musical Theatre. The Musical Director is Dr. David Thompson, a Professor of Music at Limestone. Jennifer Gardner is the Choreographer.

The musical’s band includes Dr. Thompson (piano), Jim Simmons (keyboard), David Hodges (trumpet), Collin Smith (guitar), and Jarred Brock (drums).

The production at Limestone will include 18 musical numbers.

“9 To 5: The Musical,” with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is set in the late 1970s. It is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge that is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, and hypocritical bigot they call their boss.

In a hilarious turn of events, Violet (played by Jessie Cantrell from Spartanburg), Judy (played by Jeanna Burch from Gaffney) and Doralee (played by Jade Alford from Gaffney) live out their wildest fantasy, which is giving their boss Franklin Hart (played by Luke Holt from Columbia) 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.

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