Review: ‘9 to 5 The Musical’ at Beef and Boards
By Elizabeth J. Musgrave
Once upon a time, not so very long ago…was a world where women were looked upon as inferior in the business world. They were sexually harassed, passed over for promotions, received lower wages for the same position. In 1980 a movie took a humorous look at the “what if” factor giving females everywhere a laugh at their “Good Ol’ Boys Club” bosses.
Beef and Boards brings that hit film, “9 to 5” to the Indianapolis stage as it continues its 40th anniversary of success. Three ladies (Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the movie) Doralee, Violet and Judy, accidentally poison their boorish, sexist boss Franklin Hart, Jr., (Dabney Coleman in film). When he survives, they kidnap him until they have proof of his embezzlement of company funds.