The musical 9 to 5, which started on Jan. 22 to 25, from the times 7:30 p.m. to around 9:00 on Thursday to Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, the last day of the play, was amusing and a great way to spend any of those evenings. Allied campus theatre’s production was exactly what I expected. The play is based on the 1981 film, and Resnick and Colin Higgins had their own musical on Broadway from 2008 through 2009.
Doralee, Judy, and Violet during the musical
9 to 5 was about women rights at work. Judy Bernly (Skye McDonald), Doralee Rhodes (Ryan Crim), Violet Newstead (Elise Woods) decided to kidnapped their boss, Franklin Hart Jr. (Steven Schwope) because they thought they poisoned him with rat poison, and after being mistaken, they take him to Judy’s house, and change things at work to benefit women more. The trio try to get revenge on their sexist, hypocritical, boss. Judy ,Violet, and Doralle have obstacles to hide their boss, and to keep Roz Keith (Jazzy Gonzales) from finding out about Hart as they change how the company works.
Ryan Crim as Doralee, at the end of the musical.
The musical was great in how they (the set crew) decorated the sets, because it blended with the story. The performance was spectacular, and the audience could tell the actors put lots of time and effort to get in character. Doralee, played by Ryan Crim, was one of my favorites because she brought the character to life. Overall, the play was amazing, the actors did a great performance, and each evening was not a disappointment.
The 9 to 5 cast