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9 to 5 : The Musical @ The Attic Theatre in Santa Ana – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak 

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Photo Courtesy : Jennifer Owens

After a long workweek, there is nothing like escaping to the theatre and watching people on stage complain about their jobs. In this play 9 to 5 at the Attic Theatre, we get to meet three of these people. Judy (Allison C. McGuire) recently entered the workforce for the first time because of her divorce. Violet (Maggie Ikerd) was passed over for a promotion. Oh, and everyone thinks Doralee (Nicole Gerardi) is sleeping with the boss.   The person responsible for all this misery is Franklin Hart – a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” and CEO of Consolidated Companies.  Judy, Violet, and Doralee fantasize about taking Hart down, not realizing their dreams are about to come true.

Going into the show, I knew 9 to 5 had been adapted from a pretty successful 80s movie I never watched about disgruntled employees exacting revenge on their boss. Knowing that, I was really surprised in how much the show indulged in spectacle: a gangster movie sequence, a chorus line dressed exactly like the secondary antagonist, animated animals, and I could go on. Continue Reading

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