10 August 2017
Musical Review: 9 to 5 at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
by Discover Davis
A Perfect Show for ‘Girls Night Out’
With the strong female leads in 9 to 5, this show is perfect for gathering your girlfriends and heading to CenterPoint Legacy Theatre for a night filled with laughter. It’s the perfect event if you’re looking for things to do in Davis County. The lead roles Judy, Violet and Doralee are tired of gender inequality in the workplace. They go to extreme measures to take their work environment into their own hands, and hilarity ensues.
Each female character has her own fun personality and unique backstory, making it very relate-able. And the show wouldn’t be what it is without the villain, a.k.a. their boss, Franklin Hart Jr., who is a complete “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.”
The musical had inspiring lyrics along with funny lyrics in the songs. The stage dancing was really fun to watch as the office cast twirled around together.
The characters had me bursting into laughter, because of the quirky things they’d say or do. Not only are the lead roles entertaining, but each cast member took on their role 100%, making the crowd laugh with their own eccentric personalities.
Aside from the comedy, the Director Maurie Tarbox wants the audience to take a serious look at how little the workforce has changed since the 1970’s, concerning women’s equality. In preparing for this show, Tarbox said she learned a lot from her cast, “I was amazed at how many of our young people are facing the struggles and problems Violet, Judy and Doralee are portraying.” This musical definitely makes light of the issue and is meant to make you laugh, but Tarbox hopes each person can walk away with a resolve to be a better person.
This comedy is suspenseful as well. The plot turned in an unexpected direction and I was unsure of the outcome, which I always find exciting. However, if you’ve seen the movie 9 to 5, you won’t be as surprised. The musical closely parallels the movie. But if you love the movie, you’re sure to enjoy this musical rendition. Dolly Parton’s music and narration is used throughout, just like in the movie.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your girls night out or ask a date out for humorous entertainment at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre!
The musical 9 to 5 shows through September 2nd, 2017, with showings Monday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, plus Saturday matinees at 2:30 pm. Tickets range between $19.50-$25.50, parking is free. CenterPoint Legacy Theatre is conveniently located just East of I-15 at 525 North 400 West, Centerville, UT 84014.
Warning: PG-13 Content
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre encourages you to read the script or view the 1980’s movie version of 9 to 5 before purchasing a ticket if you are concerned with objectionable content. The subject matter of 9 to 5 would make it about a PG-13 rating, so beware of taking children. There were scenes depicting drinking alcohol, some profanity, mild violence, and frequent sexual innuendo.