Illinois Wesleyan to Perform 9 to 5: The Musical

9 to 5 Poster

Nov. 12, 2012        

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts will present “9 to 5: The Musical,” based on the 20th Century Fox movie released in 1980 with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Performances will take place at McPherson Theatre (2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington) at 8 p.m. Nov. 13-17, and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase at the McPherson Theatre Box Office. General admission is $12 for performances Tuesday through Thursday, and the Sunday matinee. Friday and Saturday performances are $14. Senior citizens will receive a $1 discount off of the general admission price and students may purchase tickets for $2 with a valid Illinois Wesleyan ID.

The musical-comedy is based off of the book written by Patricia Resnick. The plot centers upon the trials of three working women, Judy, Doralee and Violet, in 1979. Faced with a sexist and lecherous boss, the women find themselves conspiring to remove their boss from power and seize control of the company. The musical premiered in Los Angeles in 2008 and opened on Broadway in 2009. It received 15 Drama Desk Award nominations and 4 Tony Award nominations.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact the McPherson Theatre Box Office at (309) 556-3232.

Cast: Heather Preidhorsky (Margaret Foster/Ensemble), Patsita Jiratipayabood (Kathy Jones/Ensemble), Jack Courtard (Jack Jones), Emilie Hanlet (Charlotte Mooney/Ensemble), Savannah Sleevar (Savannah Mooney), Halimah Nurulah (Barbara Woods/Ensemble), Katryce Bridges (Katryce Woods), Jenna Haimes (Missy Hart/Ensemble), Marek Zurowski (Mr. Jones/Chuck Strell/Ensemble), Adam Walleser (Joe Perkins/Ensemble), Isaac Sherman (Tom McNally/Russell Tinsworthy/Ensemble), Kate Rozycki (Violet Newstead), Jacob Sussina (Josh Newstead), Mandi Corrao (Maria Delgado/Ensemble), Lizzie Rainville (Doralee Rhodes), Will Henke (Dwayne Rhodes/Eric Jankey/Ensemble), Adrienne Fiske (Roz Keith/Ensemble), Annie Kehler (Betty Donaldson/Ensemble), Kayla White (Leigh Sutherland/Ensemble), Ian Stewart (Eddie Smith/Ensemble), Jordan Lipes (Bob Enright/Ensemble), Zach Wagner (Milton Hinkle/Ensemble), Brittany Ambler (Phoebe Hots/Ensemble), Joey Chu (Norman Chang/Ensemble), Christine Polich (Judy Bernly), Elliot Plowman (Dick Bernly/Ensemble), Joshua Levinson (Franklin M. Hart, Jr).

Contact: Natalya Grabavoy, ‘13 (309) 556-3181 univcomm@iwu.edu