TLT’s ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ rehearsals underway

Published 9:33am Monday, January 28, 2013

Yay! I’ve been cast in Tryon Little Theater’s next show – “9 to 5: the Musical!”

It’s been a while since I’ve been part of a TLT production, and I’m genuinely looking forward to the hard work ahead. I’m still not sure how I ever got roped into my first musical (The Music Man, back in 1997) since I can’t sing, but roped in I was — and hooked I remain.

I think I was dragged in to dance the “Shipoopi” in that first show — even though I had no idea what the Shipoopi was — but I could move my feet without tripping over them, and I loved to dance. My part was stretched to be background chorus in a number of scenes, and by the time I’d had two or three outfit changes, complete with hats, makeup and some great little vintage ankle boots, I was smitten. I was playing dress up all over again and I loved it.

Our first rehearsal for “9 to 5” was to receive scripts, meet the rest of the cast, and then have a quick read though the scenes. “Hilarious” is the first word that comes to mind – the cast just laughed and guffawed their way through it. The second rehearsal gave us the intro to the musical side of the show.  The first word that comes to mind for that night is “excruciating.”

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