Girl Power

Myers Dinner Theatre presents Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5, The Musical’


HILLSBORO — Myers Dinner Theatre brings a smash hit to the stage this summer: “9 to 5, The Musical” with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick.

Based on the 1980 film of the same title, this musical comedy directed by TJ Bird, opens on today and will run through July 27.

Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy — giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

Starring in this production are MDT newcomers Carolyn Tachoir (as Judy Bernly), Zoe Phillips (as Doralee Rhodes) and Lillian North (as Violet Newstead).

Several MDT alumni are featured in this production including Caleb DeWitt (Joe/ensemble), Benjamin Elliott (Dick Bernly/ensemble), Rebecca Lea Evans (Missy Hart/ensemble), Don Hart (Russell Tinsworthy/ensemble), Misty McGrady (Margaret/ensemble) and Dion Stover (Franklin Hart Jr.)

The company of “9 to 5, The Musical” is comprised of new MDT actors Mai Hartwich (Roz Keith), Megan Langford (Kathy/ensemble), Jeremy Ephraim Meyers (Dwayne Rhodes/Bob Enright/ensemble), Valentina Rodriguez (Maria Delgado/ensemble) and John Turelli (Josh Newstead/ensemble).

This high-energy production is brimming with girl power, where three unlikely friends learn that there’s nothing they can’t do ­— even in a man’s world.

“9 to 5, The Musical” will feature a food menu combining MDT favorites, as well as new items themed to the production. Selections will include: Jack Daniel’s meatloaf, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, cowboy beans, green beans, sweet corn, cornbread muffins and banana pudding for dessert. Wednesday matinee seating for meals is at 11:30 a.m. with curtain at 1:30 p.m. Friday evening performances will have seating for meals at 6 p.m. with curtain at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees will have seating for meals at noon and curtain at 2 p.m.

Two special Saturday evening performances are scheduled. A Military Appreciation night will be held July 6 where active-duty military or veterans may receive $10 off up to four tickets. On July 20, a Girls’ Night Out event will feature special pre-show entertainment. There will be no Saturday matinee performances on these two evening dates.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 765-798-4902, ext. 2, or by visiting the MDT website at www.myersdt.com.

During the run of “9 to 5,” a special concert will be presented by The Logan Kirby Band. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. with show at 8 p.m.

Performance dates can vary, so consult the online calendar for show dates and times. Theater prices are also available online. Prices do not include taxes, handling fees or gratuity for waitstaff. Season tickets, group pricing and bus parking are also available.

Myers Dinner Theatre is located at 108 Water St., Hillsboro, and is handicapped accessible.