INDIANAPOLIS — The ladies will take over when the comedy "9 to 5" debuts at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre as the first musical of its 40th anniversary season. Based on the famous 1980 film, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, "9 to 5: The Musical" opens Feb. 7 and welcomes the return of several favorite performers to the Beef & Boards stage.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do - even in a man's world. Set in the late 1970s, "9 to 5: The Musical" is a story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era.
Broadway performer Annie Edgerton, who debuted at Beef & Boards as Paulette Bonafonte in last season's production of "Legally Blonde," stars as head secretary Violet Newstead. Sara Hund, popular with Beef & Boards audiences for her performances in the "Smoke on the Mountain" series, "Singin' In The Rain," and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," plays the role of new girl Judy Bernly. Crystal Mosser makes her Beef & Boards debut as Doralee Rhodes, played by Parton in the film.
There are 37 performances of "9 to 5" scheduled at Beef & Boards, 9301 N. Michigan Road. Tickets range from $37.50 to $62.50 and include Chef Odell Ward's dinner buffet, fruit and salad bar, and select beverages. Discounts are available for children and groups of 20 or more. Parking is free.
For reservations call the Beef & Boards Box Office at 872-9664. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. For complete show schedule, visit the website www.beefandboards.com.