On April 28th, the Oregon Cabaret Theatre opens its first big summer show – 9 to 5: The Musical. Based on the hit 1980s film, 9 to 5 tells the story of three female co-workers who concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.
Featuring a score by Dolly Parton herself, the original Broadway production in 2009 was nominated for 4 Tony Awards and 15 Drama Desk Awards, the most Drama Desk nominations ever received by a show in a single year. 9 to 5 previews Thursday, April 28th at 8:00 PM before opening on Friday, April 29th at 8:00 PM. It continues its run through Sunday, July 3rd, 2016.
9 to 5 brings back many Cabaret audience favorites. Galloway Stevens (Hart) played the Emcee in last year’s production of Cabaret, earning him the nod for Best Male Performance, Off-Bardway, from Sneak Preview. OCT veteran Jessica Blaszak (Roz) has been in more than a dozen Cabaret shows, most recently last year’s steampunk A Christmas Carol. A recent SOU graduate, Alyssa Birrer (Doralee) spent 2015 onstage at OSF in Head over Heels and Guys & Dolls and was last seen on the Cabaret stage in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Katie Worley Beck (Judy) is back, having played three different women in last fall’s The 39 Steps, as is Billy Breed, who played the Captain in last year’s production of Dames At Sea. Local favorite Stephanie Jones is back at the Cabaret, after playing a minor role in 2014’s Double Trouble. Suzy Newman (Violet), Jake Delaney, Edgar Lopez, Katie Wackowski all make their Cabaret debuts.
9 to 5 opens on April 28th and runs through July 3rd.
Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Preview tickets are $25 for all seats. Tickets for other performances are $39 with $25 bistro seating available. The Cabaret offers a 20% discount for groups of ten or more. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or visit www.oregoncabaret.com.