Joining Opera a great way to make a livin’
Singers across Lanarkshire looking to channel their inner Dolly Partons have their chance to shine as a musical group is recruiting for cast members for their take on hit musical 9 to 5.
Monklands Light Opera is looking for talented performers – aged 16 and over – to join the cast of their next big production, taking place later this year. Based on the 1980 movie starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as three frustrated working women living out their fantasies of getting even with their boss, the Broadway musical features iconic tunes from Parton’s Oscar, Tony and Grammy Award nominated score.
These include Backwoods Barbie, Heart to Hart and the titular song, with Monklands Light Opera determined to do Parton proud and Shine Like the Sun as they belt out their renditions of the famous tunes.
The plot sees the lead trio kidnap their unruly employer and hold him hostage while they find a way to blackmail him.
It will closely follow the story of the hit movie, with audiences guaranteed many a laugh – and to be tapping their toes along to all of the musical hits – when the production hits the stage in November.
A spokesperson for the Monklands Light Opera told the Ticket: “If you love to act, sing or dance, then come along and become a part of the Monklands Light Opera family.
“The 9 to 5 production follows on from our recent shows Little Shop of Horrors, Shout! The Mod Musical and Copacabana and we’re determined to deliver another knockout performance.
“Everyone involved with the Light Opera has really enjoyed their time with the group and it’s a perfect environment for people to hone their dramatic and musical skills.
“Audiences are always full of fantastic feedback after our shows and it’s a real pleasure to provide them with such well-received entertainment.
“You can be a part of that by coming along and joining us, either for our 9 to 5 show or future productions.”
The group’s recruitment process for 9 to 5 is under way now and those interested in putting themselves forward, or looking to find out more about the troupe, can call 07824 159136.
Monklands Light Opera’s 9 to 5 will hit the stage on November 9-11 and further details will be available in the coming months at http://www.
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