9 to 5 The Musical
Dolly Parton (Music & Lyrics): Patricia Resnick (Book)
|The Cast of 9 to 5 The Musical|
Dolly Parton’s premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical may have had a short run on Broadway in 2009; but in 2018, the trimmed, tongue-in-cheek comedy takes on new and pointed relevance in the Foothill Musical Theatre production, given the ongoing #MeToo movement now sweeping the entire country and even spreading around the globe. There is still much corniness in the script and its scenes, and the outward portrayals of the musical’s women are open to some score; but Foothill’s 9 to 5 The Musical goes a long way in making this musical an appropriate parody with an uplifting outcome to remind us that the serious issues of #MeToo have deep roots that need to be dug out and destroyed – just as Violet, Judy, and Doralee have done.
For my full review, please go to Talkin' Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj116.html.
Rating: 4 E
9 to 5 The Musical continues through March 18, 2018 at Foothill Musical Theatre, Lohman Theatre, Foothill College (I-280 at El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills) through August 9, 2015. Tickets are available online at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by coming in person or calling the box office (650-949-7360) Wednesdays through Fridays, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Photo Credit: David Allen