You just can’t keep a good woman down, even in a man’s world!
NU Theatre gives chauvinism in the workplace a real kick in the pants from Dec. 3-13 with 9 To 5: The Musical, by country superstar Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, directed by adjunct professor Amanda Lytle Sharpe and Terri Filips Vaughan, associate professor/choreographer.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, two-faced, hypocritical bigot of an employer. Is giving the boss the boot even possible? And if so, how would these entrepreneurial women of the 1970’s give their company a dream makeover?
Based on the hit motion picture, audiences are sure to revel in the notion of turnabout as fair play!
Music direction will be provided by adjunct professor Randy Andropolis, and Vaughan also will provide the choreography. Costumes will be by associate professor/costume and makeup designer Maureen T. Stevens and scenic design will be by associate professor/scenic designer/production manager David Dwyer.
9 To 5: The Musical will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 10, and at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, Saturday, Dec. 5, Friday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 12. Matinees will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, Sunday, Dec. 6 (with post-show discussion), Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13.
Costume, hair and makeup design is by Stevens. Set design is by Dwyer. Light design is by Patty Rihn and sound coordination is by adjunct faculty member Glenn Bernardis. Stage manager is theatre design/production major Marissa Allen of Tonawanda, N.Y. Assistant stage managers are theatre performance major Mary Martin of Albion, N.Y., and design/production major Nicole DeLucia of Hilton, NY. Assistant choreographer is Heather Casseri of Tonawanda, N.Y.
Niagara University theatre performance majors who are in the cast include: Katheen Macari (Violet Newstead) of Troy, N.Y.; Arianne Davidow (Doralee Rhodes) of Clarence Center, N.Y.; Amanda Funiciello (Judy Bernly) of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; Alexander Utz (Franklin Hart Jr) of Williamsville, N.Y.; Karen Harty (Roz Keith) of Williamsville, N.Y.; Peter Raimondo (Joe) of Brockport, N.Y.; Eric Saurers (Dwayne Rhodes) of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Jonathan O’Rourke (Josh Newstead) of Buffalo, N.Y.; Marina Laurendi (Missy Hart/Female Ensemble) of Lewiston, N.Y.; Shelby Ehrenreich (Maria/Female Ensemble) of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Matt Divita (Dick Bernly/Male Ensemble) of Rochester, N.Y.; Sabrina Kahwaty (Kathy/Female Ensemble) of East Amherst, N.Y.; Elena Feliz (Margaret/Female Ensemble) of Tonawanda, N.Y.; Matthew Myers (Bob Enright/Male Ensemble) of Orchard Park, N.Y.; Steven Sass (Tinsworth/Male Ensemble) of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Britini D’Angelo (Ensemble) of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Matt Dell’ollio (Ensemble) of Ontario, N.Y.; Cassidy Kreuzer (Ensemble) of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Mariangela Mercurio (Ensemble) of Kenmore, N.Y.; and Elijah Vazquez (Ensemble) of Hammond, Ind.
For more information and tickets, please visit http://theatre.niagara.edu.