Following the trend of turning movies into Broadway shows, Dolly Parton's Nine to Five is just plain fun. Stephanie Block and Megan Hilty possess voices that are simply scintillating, while Allison Janey's powerful stage presence seems to hold the whole production together.
This rousing musical follows Violet Newstead (Alison Janey) as she and two cohorts, Doralee Rhodes (Megan Hilty) and Judy Bernly (Stephanie Block), take on their egotistical and sexist boss, masterfully played by Mark Kudisch.
The set is lavish and the scene changes become as much fun to watch as the show itself.
Andy Blankenbuehler's choreography is nothing short of wonderful. Numbers are fast-moving and engaging.
Patricia Resnick's book offers a great vehicle for the story, but it is the fun and highly enjoyable score that resonates with the audiences. The tunes are simple and memorable.
Unfortunately, "Nine to Five" is slated to close Sunday, September 6. Run, do not walk, to see this before it does.
Why you might want to see this show? You want to spend a few hours just having fun and listening to toe-tapping music performed wonderfully. You also want to hear two of the best voices on Broadway in Megan Hilty and Stephanie Block.
Why you might not want to see this show? You yourself are a male chauvinist pig and you don't want to be exposed.