KLODS to stage Dolly Parton’s hit show “9 to 5”

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Dolly Parton’s stage hit “9 to 5 The Musical” will be the 2016 production by Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society (KLODS).

The show will run from April 20-23 at Lynn Arts Centre.

A high energy show with great ensemble songs, dance routines and much, much more, it is based on the 1980 hit movie, with the music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick.

The hilarious comedy revolves around three women whose friendship develops as new colleagues at Consolidated Industries. As the clocks ring and the workers wake up, Violet, Doralee, and Judy prepare for work (“9 to 5”).

They begin another mundane and hellish day at work under Franklin Hart Jr. president of Consolidated Industries.

Judy and Violet meet for the first time and Judy reveals she does not have any work experience, but Violet states she will be proud to train her and gives her a few tips and pointers for surviving office life.

Franklin Hart Jr. is a domineering and equally lecherous man, who lusts after his secretary, Doralee, and has no shame in making those feelings known, which discomfits her. Judy is having major issues on her first day (such as being unable to work a photocopier…) and feels there is something more inhibiting her. All three women, in separate settings, share mutual feelings, but all feel they can overcome it and make it all work out in the end.

Set in the late 1970s the show is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, the three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call the boss.

In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out there wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart, their boss remains “otherwise engaged”, the women give their workplace a dream makeover taking control of the company that had always kept them down. As Doralee says, “A girl can scheme can’t she?”

The readings, musical work shop and auditions will take place at the KLODS headquarters in the Art Centre complex, off King Street in Lynn.

A script reading is arranged for Monday, November 23 at 7.30, and there is a musical workshop two days later on Wednesday 25th also at 7.30pm. Auditions will be held on Sunday, December 6, at 10.30am for named parts and 2.30pm for chorus.

You should visit KLODS facebook page or website for more information and cast list, plus the contact details.