TLT’s ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ cast announcement

Published 2:19pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tryon Little Theater is preparing to rock the corporate world in February when “9 to 5: the Musical” kicks off a two weekend run at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

A cast of thousands (well… tens, anyway), directed by Chris Tinkler with musical direction by Lena Duncan, is preparing to dazzle with that perfect combination of story, song and dance laced with just a touch of revenge.  And who doesn’t love a musical comedy with a recipe like that one?

Based on the 1980 hit movie “9 to 5” starring Dolly Parton, Lilly Tomlin and Jane Fonda, the musical version opened on Broadway in 2009 where it received 15 Drama Desk Award nominations and four Tony Award nominations.

TLT’s own corporate America is led by Debbie Craig Archer, Lori C. Lee and Hollie Swofford in the lead roles of Violet, Doralee and Judy, three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do – even in a man’s world.

Paul Adams plays the deliciously evil Mr. Franklin Hart, Jr. (a boss that only a mother could love).  The large and talented supporting cast includes Helen Byrd, Scott Wadell, Price Marshall, Holly Horton, Petra Harrelson, Ed Harrelson, Monica Jones, Kim Nelson, Tij D’Oyen, Rody Dayvault, Henry Bright, Gracie Moser, Chelsea McCoyle, Brad Peterson and Peter Eisenbrown.

In addition, Jeff Carter, Lavin Cuddihee, Brandon Graves, Eli Jenkins, Mason Lee, Mimi Alexander, Kathleen Carson, Carol Cox, Brenda Gray, Alexa Hughes, Deborah Keller and Grace Shen also lend their considerable talents to this production.

Don’t miss 9 to 5: the Musical comes to Tryon with a two-week run – Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22- 24 and March 1-3. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. The box office opens Friday, Feb. 15. Hours are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, for the first time, TLT is adding evening box office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those Tuesday and Thursday additional hours will be from 4-7 p.m.

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– article submitted by Elvin Clark

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