What a way to make a livin'! New West performers onstage in 9 to 5: The Musical

Two New Westminster performers are taking to the stage in a musical made famous by Dolly Parton.

Yes, that’s 9 to 5: The Musical, and Capilano University is staging it from March 14 to 23 at the university’s Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

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The musical, with music and lyrics by Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. The musical, set in the late 1970s, 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,” as a press release says.

Violet, Judy and Doralee (played by Kailley Roesler, Ivania Delgado and Elle Reimer, respectively) live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot.

New Westminster performers Jolene Bernardino (as Maria) and Amanda Lourenco (in the ensemble) are also part of the fun.

9 to 5 is onstage March 14 to 16 and March 20 to 23 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on March 17 and 23. The theatre is at Capilano University, at 2055 Purcell Way in North Vancouver.

Tickets ($24/$15/$10) are on sale through tickets.capilanou.ca.

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