Kaleidoscope steps back to 1980’s in time in 9 to 5

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Kaleido scope The­atre is about to take its au­di­ence on a colour­ful, campy trip back to the early 1980’s work­place where chau­vin­ism reigns in 9 to 5.

The live t heatre g roup’s sum­mer pr oduc­tion op ens this we ek a t Kaleido scope The­atre. 9 t o 5 is b ased on the 1980’ s film st ar­ring Jane Fonda, Lily Tom­lin, and Dol- ly Par ton, f ac­ing off ag ainst their cha uvin­is­tic b oss played by D ab­ney Cole­man. In 2009, w ith ne w m usic writ­ten by P ar­ton, a m usi­cal ver­sion op ened on Br oad­way.

9t o5t ells t he st ory of three women unit ed in t heir con­tempt f or a s ex­ist dom­i­neer­ing boss, who get in over their heads and hi­lar ity en­sues.

B ecky Neu­man is dir ect­ing the mu­si­cal and e xplains it takes place at a time when fem­i­nism had made g reat strides f or­ward a s women be­came a lar ger p art of t he workforce, howe ver of ten it w as in a wor kplace dom­i­nated by s ex­ism, gla ss c eil­ings and outr ight ho stil­ity. She said it is a b alanc­ing act to high­light the in­jus­tice in a campy com­i­cal mu­si­cal. The show le aves t he a udi­ence laugh­ing but also with a mes­sage.

The pr oduc­tion fea­tures a num­ber of t alented Kaleidoscope st al­warts a s we ll as s ome ne w pla yers t o t he stage, in­clud­ing DVSS alumni. The pr oduc­tion als o f ea- tures live mu­sic.

The mu­si­cal op ens Th urs­day w ith e ven­ing p er­for­mances from July 13-1 5 and 18-21 a t 7:30 p.m., w ith a mati­nee on Sunda y, J uly 16 at 2 p.m. Tick­ets are avail­able by c alling 403-823-PL AY (7529).

Kaleidoscope The­atre’s pro­duc­tion of 9 to 5 opens this Thurs­day night.

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