“9 to 5: The Musical” makes its way to Montreal’s West Island this June

Hit 1980s film turned Broadway stage spectacle wraps up theatre troupe's 12th season


MONTREAL, June 5th, 2019, Montreal theatre fans, take a memo “9 to 5: The Musical” is headed to the West Island. Presented by the META-nominated WISTA (West Island Theatre Association) as the community theatre troupe’s main stage production for the 2018-19 season, the show will run for 6 performances from June 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 PM, as well as June 15 at 1:30 PM at the Louise Chalmers Theatre (501 Boulevard St. Jeans, Pointe-Claire, QC).

Based on the hit 1980s movie starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three female coworkers pushed to their boiling point by their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss. After an evening of fantasizing how they’d each take him down, friendships are made, coffees are poisoned, and barriers are broken when the three women find themselves holding their boss captive, giving them the power to change their workplace for the better.


L to R: Robin Kravitz, Kaysey Hart and Emily Brayton in rehearsals for “9 to 5”
(Photo Credit: Micaela Bianchini)

Set in 1979, this story brings with it all the flair of the decade, along with a story that speaks to audiences 40 years later as we continue to navigate similar issues of gender inequality in the workplace in this era of #MeToo and #TimesUp. With a Grammy and Tony nominated score by the incomparable Dolly Parton and a cast of 29 talented performers, this hilarious and high-energy show will show audiences that “there’s a great new world out there, for those who dare to claim it”.

“I have been so fortunate to work on this story about women building each other up, creating a supportive community, and driving change. Seeing this mirrored with our team in the rehearsal process speaks to the powerful message of this show,” says Julianna Astorino, Director.          

Join us for a show about shattering the glass ceiling that will keep you laughing and feeling good long past the curtain call! Tickets are now available through www.WISTA.ca/tickets.



PRODUCTION TEAM –
Director | Julianna Astorino
Choreographer | Vincent Bourdages
Assistant Choreographer | Ashley Midgely
Musical Directors | Chelsea Bayer & Phil Silverstein
Orchestra Conductor | Melissa Tardif
Lighting Design | Malika Pharand
Costume & Makeup Design | Jess Beyer
Costume Assistant | Adrienne Gantenberg
Set Design | Noush Kadian
Props Master | Courtney Orbin
Sound Design | Chris Iannotti
Production Manager | Maya Radhakrishna
Stage Manager | Julie Reckziegel
Assistant Stage Manager | Jillian Reynolds
Producers | Mike Bayer & Camila Fitzgibbon

CAST
Violet Newstead | Kaysey Hart
Doralee Rhodes | Emily Brayton
Judy Bernly | Robin Kravitz
Franklin Hart Jr | Joel Bernstein
Roz Keith | Callan Forrester
Joe | Theodore Vlachos
Dwayne / Detective / Office Man | Thomas Robinson
Josh Newstead / Office Man | Nicolas Sinodhinos
Maria | Laurianne Flynn
Kathy | Alicia Magliocco
Margaret | Olivia Kearvell-Jobin
Tinsworthy / Dick / Office Man | Lucas Amato
Missy / Office Woman | Katja Teixeira
Bob Enright | Sean Hall
Doctor / Office Woman | Erika Moley
Candy Striper / Office Woman | Melissa Mazzanti
New Employee / Office Woman | Zoe Knox
Hospital Orderly / Office Woman | Emilia Carpineta-Gaul
Cop / Office Man | Ian MacLaren
Office Women | Willa Bateman, Stéphanie Blondeau, Ashley Frankel, Sabrika Leduc, Cierra Leitman, Kaylie Leitman, Angela Marino, Nevada McEniry-Hatajlo, Stéphanie Rheault, Serena Tierney



ABOUT WISTA

WISTA (West Island Theatre Association) is a non-profit community theatre group founded in 2006 that allows individuals between the ages of 17 and 29 to interact and perform in the wonderful world of musical theatre. WISTA’s main goal is to keep alive the passions of an energetic combination of singers, dancers, technicians and musicians by giving them a space to use and develop their skills. WISTA is a 4-time Montreal English Theatre Award (META) nominee for Outstanding Community Production.

Website: www.WISTA.ca
Facebook: @WISTAMontreal
Twitter: @WISTAMontreal
Instagram: @WISTAmontreal

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