7 More Days of 9 to 5
Some days, it’s hard to go to work. Working hardly seems hedonistic; in fact, some days it seems to be down-right counter-intuitive. That said, think about life before all of these relatively recent technologies – when flex days and working remotely were merely a thing of the future and 9 to 5 was the standard rule.
The 5th Avenue Theatre is currently running its performance of 9 to 5: The Musical from April 5th to the 24th. This musical – laden with Tony Award®-winning and Grammy-nominated songs by Dolly Parton, who, along with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, starred in the original 1980 comedic movie of the same name – this play is (to quote the synopsis on the 5th Ave Theatre website) all about “[f]riendship and revenge in the Rolodex era” during a time in the not-too-distant-past when, to paraphrase Dolly herself in her enjoyable taped video streamed introduction of the show: “blackberries and apples were just something I’d be picking out back behind the barn.”
Your Hedonista attended Opening Night as media, and is happy to report that, aside form a couple of sound feedback screeches, this musical was upbeat, energetic, well-performed and hedonistically hilarious. It’s fighting everything bad about the proverbial Boys Club with the sassy Girl Power of three unlikely friends – Doralee Rhodes (originally played by Dolly Parton, now Diana DeGarmo), Violet Newstead (originally played by Lily Tomlin, now Dee Hoty), and Judy Bernly (originally played by Jane Fonda, now Mamie Parris) – who go on to find their dreams and show that, with a level playing field, it really doesn’t matter what your naughty bits look like.
Evening shows run at 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., or 8:00 p.m., with Friday (1:30 p.m.), Saturday (2:00 p.m.), and Sunday (1:30 p.m.) matinée performances. Ticket prices can range from $28 to $113.
With 9 shows remaining (including tonight), there’s still time to head on out to enjoy this 80′s film classic in musical form should you so desire, dear hedonists.