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