Based on the 1980s hit movie, Capital City Productions presents "9 to 5: The Musical," a story about three women who have come to the breaking point with their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss," according to the musical's description.
Performing music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, main characters Violet, Judy and Doralee present comedy and drama after a hilarious turn of events gives them the opportunity to take control of their company while keeping their boss out of sight.
"It's about three women who have sort of found themselves under men's thumbs and they're tired of it," Director Laura Vedenhaupt said.
Each woman brings a little something different to the table.
Violet, played by Kit Meyer, is a determined supervisor who has been passed up for a promotion despite her skilled qualifications.
Doralee, played by Taylor Slawson, is a sweet secretary who is not respected in the workplace because of her beauty.
Judy, played by Kurin Schatte, is a former housewife who decides to start a career for the first time.
The women bond after sharing each other's wild fantasies about how to overthrow their terrible boss, Mr. Hart, played by Chris Kennison. The next day, chaos unleashes and the trio realizes they might be able to get what they want after all.
Although this play is set in the 1970s, the cast feels the story is still relevant today.
"There is a character everybody can identify with no matter who you are or where you come from. There is a character for somebody, and they are going to go, 'That's me,'" Schatte said. "If anything, hopefully it will help the audience to spark the conversation and to continue to compare and contrast to how it is still relevant and how have we grown."
"9 to 5: The Musical" is the opening show for Capital City Productions' 2018 season. Shows open tonight and continue Friday, Saturday, Feb. 15-17 and Feb. 22-24 at Shikles Auditorium.
For evening shows, doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner served 6:30-7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Three matinees are scheduled Saturday, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. Doors will open during matinee showings at 11:30 a.m., with dinner served noon-1 p.m. and the show starting at 1 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 573-681-9612 or at shop.capitalcityproductions.org.