Join­ing Opera a great way to make a livin’

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Ian Bunt­ing

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.


Pop­u­lar troupeThe cast dur­ing their Wed­ding Singer show

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