Talk about having a song in your head for a whole week, but “Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’. Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’. They just use your mind and they never give you credit. It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it”, is that song that you’ll remember for a while. The show “9 To 5 The Musical” was mesmerizing from the beginning, with a visual recording of Miss Dolly herself, to the finale at the end when she tells of everyone’s outcome.
The Alhambra Theater & Dining introduced so many musical numbers in Acts I and II. These changes you may not hear or see in the original movie presentation, but the songs will leave you focused on the wonderful acting/singing under the producing/direction of Tod Booth. And the physical choreography that comes from the genius of James Kinney is always a treat.
It’s amusing how Booth found such a buxom blond actress/singer in the personage of Zoe Kassay* as Doralee Rhodes (aka Dolly Parton). Yes, she is a return performer from “Seussical the Musical”, and no stranger to the Alhambra & other venues.
Oh, and there is a special guest star. Do you remember the character of Edna Mode in “The Incredibles”? Well, Melanie Souza* (Roz Keith) is a ringer for Edna especially when she sings “Heart To Hart”. She is familiar with the Alhambra from her appearance with Barbara Eden in the Alhambra hit, “Social Security”.
Kelsey Denae* (Judy Bernly) pours her heart out in the song, “Get Out and Stay Out”. She was also in “On Golden Pond” this past spring.
Alexia Adcock* (Margaret) does a great representation of a drunk and then sobers up at the end.
Accolades go out to the entire cast of “9 to 5 The Musical”: Juliana Davis* (Violet Newstead); Mark Poppleton (Franklin Hart, Jr.); Alex Jorth* (Joe/The Boys); Joseph Mahoney (Josh/Detective/The Boys; Shain Stroff* (Dick/The Boys); Mark Mansilungan (Dwayne/The Boys); Linzy Lauren (Maria); Olivia Chernyshev (Kathy); Jessica Haydan (Elaine/Candy Striper; Michael Scott Ross* (Bob Enright) & Travis Young (Tinsworthy/Doctor/The Boys).
* Denotes Actors’ Equity Member *
“Other than our Christmas production this show has sold more tickets in advance than any show we have ever brought you, and I want to thank you for that,” said managing partner Craig Smith. If you’ve never seen the movie, then you won’t be lost. The musical is hilarious just like this “Outtakes Gag Reel”. Give the theatre a call today so that you can enjoy “9 to 5 The Musical”.
“9 to 5: The Musical”
Presented by Brumos
DATES: September 16 – October 18, 2015
SHOW TIMES: 8 p.m. for evening shows Tuesday through Sunday. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will be served until 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Saturdays are at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the brunch starts at 11:15 a.m. Sunday Matinees are at 2 p.m. Doors open at noon and the meal starts at 12:15 p.m.
DRESS: “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.
TICKETS: Regular pricing for tickets start at $38 – $59. Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, an incredible show and prime parking. Group sales of 20 + are available upon request. Price does not include gratuity or orders from the bar.
LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
12000 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246