Vanier College Productions stages Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5: The Musical’

With themes as relevant today as when it was conceived nearly 40 years ago, the upbeat story of three friends who conspire to take control of their workplace comes to the Fred Thury Studio Theatre when Vanier College Productions stages 9 to 5: The Musical from March 2 to 11.

Vanier College ProductionsBased on the seminal 1980 hit movie, the theatre production is about three colleagues who attempt to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do.

Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, the three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. With a plan that spins wildly and hilariously out of control, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy, giving their boss 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.

Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and getting credit, and taking care of business.

The music and lyrics are by Dolly Parton, and book by Patricia Resnick. This production is directed by Catherine Bernardi, with musical direction by Andrew Ascenzo and Yvonne Choi. Choreography is by Kristen Freed, and the stage manager is Vicky Tan.

The production runs March 2 to 11, Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. The March 10 performance at 2pm is a relaxed performance.

For tickets and information visit Vanier College Productions online.