Gesa Power House Theatre launches the new Walla Walla Summer Stage Series with two musicals scheduled for Summer 2018. The second show of the series is 9 to 5: The Musical, with performances on August 17 to 26. This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).
9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, 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. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?
According to Director Tyson Kaup, 9 to 5 speaks to the current social climate and tackles a serious subject, sexual harassment in the workplace, but does so balanced with humor.
“Part of the brilliance of the style of 9 to 5, is that it manages to convey a really important message through humor and play without being judgmental or lecturing,” says Kaup. “It doesn’t take itself too seriously.”
The cast for 9 to 5 is as follows:
VIOLET – Heather Johnson
JUDY – Dani Hobbs
DORALEE – Kristin Glaeser
FRANKLIN HART – Chris Maxfield
ROZ – Martina Paris-Fully
JOE – Eric Rohde
Friday, August 17 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26 – 2:00 p.m.
Content advisory: contains adult humor and content.
Reserved seating tickets ($45-$25 Adults; $20 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.
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Want to help support our Summer Stage series (and make sure we can continue to produce these musical productions in the future)? Consider an individual donation of $150 for one of the two musicals, or $250 for both of the musicals. In thanks, we will be happy to list your name in the program. Click here to become an Individual Supporter.
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