“9 to 5” at Stages a 100% Success

Harry Hamm

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A terrific cast that understands the material and their characters makes Stages new production of “9 to 5” a total joy with a message that is as timely as it was the show (and movie) first came to light.

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The very talented Corinne Melancon stars as Violet, the role made famous by Dolly Parton, and she is delightful……funny, good-looking and boy can she sing. (She even summersaults!)

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The other two leading players are Summerisa Bell Stevens as Doralee and Laura E. Taylor as Judy. As you may recall from the film, they are a trio of employees who work in an office with a glass ceiling and a sexist boss, played by Joe Cassidy. They hatch a plot to get their boss out of the building for an extended period while they change policy and make it a way better place to work.

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Standouts in the supporting cast are Kari Ely as Roz, Hart’s hatchet girl Friday and Zoe Vonder Haar as Margaret, the office lush.

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“9 to 5” is one of the best shows Stages has produced in recent years. It has moments of great sincerity and elements of very personal stories, but most of all it is a celebration of musical comedy entertainment with a message. I guarantee you. This will be one time you’ll be happy you went to the office.

 

 

 

 

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