WCHS Eyewitness News Home Charleston Eyewitness Newsroom Charleston Storm Team Weather Sports News TV Program Schedule Community Mobile: Smartphone,Tablet and SMS text Get Connected SMS Text Facebook Twitter See-It,Shoot-It RSS News Feed Email List Tumblr


CLOG Punches In For A Musical Workday With "9 To 5"

Reported: May. 1, 2014 1:12 PM EDT
Updated: May. 1, 2014 2:27 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS NEWS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO

News Image

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kennie Bass) - What a way to make a living!

The Charleston Light Opera Guild travels back in time to 1979 to present "9 to 5: The Musical."

Based on the hit movie starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton, it tells the story of three working women who have to find a way to deal with their horrible boss.

He's a sexist. egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. The trio orchestrates a desperate kidnapping to take over the office and improve everyone's work day.

"I think it translates perfectly," Elizabeth Cary Brown (Judy) said. "We're keeping a lot of what was in the movie the same. And I think we're adding a few new twists and expanding on a few new characters so I think it makes it even more fun. And I think everyone can relate to something in this show."

Although the Grammy-winning, number one title song is the musical's most recognizable tune, the stars say the production has many entertaining numbers.

"My first experience with the songs were, they're very catchy," Rebecca Mullins (Violet) said. "I think people are going to love them. Dolly Parton never fails to impress me. I think that to hear the songs that she writes and performs herself and that she was able to create songs for theatre. I didn't know that was something she could do or did, And I just think she's amazing."

The three stars say not only do their characters bond together during the show, they've done the same thing in real life.

Becky and Cary and I really have an interesting story," Rudi Raynes (Doralee) said. "Because coming into this we didn't know each other. And it's like that in the musical. They start out as strangers not even liking one another and by the end they've formed this major girl power group. And the little trifecta of me, Cary and Becky we're kind of the same way."

The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents "9 to 5: The Musical"

Charleston Civic Center Little Theater
May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday May 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Box Office is open Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for all reserved seats.

Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre Box Office
304-343-2287

Sponsored by the Charles & Mary-Fayne Glotfelty Foundation

Nina Denton Pasinetti – Director/Choreographer
John Marshall – Musical Director/Conductor
David Patrick – Accompanist

CAST

Rebecca Mullins-Violet
Elizabeth Cary Brown-Judy
Rudi Raynes-Doralee
Kennie Bass-Franklin Hart
Laurie Pennington-Roz
Stephen Hayward-Joe/Ensemble/Dancer
Anthony Vickers-Dewayne/Ensemble
Bob McCarty-Dick/Ensemble/Dancer
J. D. Simpson-Bob Enright/Ensemble
Max Ross-Josh/Ensemble
Kiara Moore-Maria/Ensemble/Dancer
Lauren Meyer-Margaret/Ensemble/Dancer
Marc D. Golden-CEO Tinsworthy/Ensemble
Tim Whitener-Detective/Ensemble
Katlin Kouns-Candy Striper/Ensemble/Dancer
Cassia King-Kathy/Ensemble
Reba Burgess-Missy/Ensemble
Zuri Barnes-Ensemble
Kevin Swafford-Ensemble/Dancer
Erin Murphy-Ensemble
Pam Blankenship-Ensemble
Toni Pilato-Ensemble/Dancer



MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
SUV Hauling Live Chickens Overturns; Portion Of I-79 Closed
News
Aug. 22, 2014 4:32 AM EDT
Both south bound lanes of I-79 near mile marker 30 ...
Full News Story

Woman Sues McDonald's, Claims Tea Was Tainted
News
Aug. 21, 2014 11:43 PM EDT
A Lincoln County woman is suing after she says her ...
Full News Story and Video

Logan Soul Singer Honored With ABSSA Hall Of Fame Induction
News
Aug. 21, 2014 11:21 PM EDT
One of Logan's most famous sons was honored in a special ...
Full News Story and Video


News Jackson County Schools Respond To Emergency
Aug. 21, 2014 10:42 PM EDT
News DEA Raises Prescription Drug Security
Aug. 21, 2014 11:12 PM EDT
News Man Fled from Police; Crusier Involved Accident
Aug. 21, 2014 10:52 PM EDT
News Return Of Marshall Students Brings In Business Boom
Aug. 21, 2014 8:07 PM EDT
News Captial City Turns Kelly Green For MU Pep Rally
Aug. 21, 2014 6:34 PM EDT
News WV Agency Gets $560K In Mine Safety Funding
Aug. 21, 2014 6:00 PM EDT
News Neighborhood Planning Kanawha City Meeting To Address Crime
Aug. 21, 2014 6:07 PM EDT
News Heroes And Handcuffs Baseball Game Set For Saturday
Aug. 21, 2014 8:27 PM EDT
News Search Still On For Suspect Accused Of Robbing Jackson County Bank
Aug. 21, 2014 6:12 PM EDT
News Students Celebrate Harvest Time At The Clay Center
Aug. 21, 2014 8:13 PM EDT
News Getaway Driver In West Side Murder Gets Second Chance
Aug. 21, 2014 4:00 PM EDT
News Flags Lowered In Honor Of Former WV Lawmaker
Aug. 21, 2014 3:34 PM EDT
News Structure Fire Destroys Home In Logan County
Aug. 21, 2014 2:59 PM EDT
News WVSP Searching For Man Accused Of Robbing Jackson County Bank
Aug. 21, 2014 5:07 PM EDT
News Airport, Chemical Co. Want Spill Lawsuit Dismissed
Aug. 21, 2014 5:55 PM EDT
News WVAW Issues Boil Water Advisory For 500 Customers In Sissonville
Aug. 21, 2014 1:32 PM EDT
News Businesses Affected By Morris Building Fire Making Comeback
Aug. 21, 2014 1:37 PM EDT
News West Nile Found In Cabell Mosquitoes
Aug. 21, 2014 1:13 PM EDT
News Police Looking For Men Accused Of Robbing Pizza Delivery Driver
Aug. 20, 2014 10:52 PM EDT
News Putnam County Man Convicted of Rape; Says He is Innocent
Aug. 20, 2014 10:31 PM EDT
News Early Morning Car Burglaries in Putnam County
Aug. 21, 2014 1:17 PM EDT
News Charleston Police Continue Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign
Aug. 20, 2014 9:11 PM EDT
News Police Say Thieves Break Into Pharmacy, Steals Prescription Drugs
Aug. 21, 2014 3:11 PM EDT
News Capito, Tennant To Compete In Chamber Senate Forum
Aug. 21, 2014 1:21 PM EDT
News Mom Facing Charges After Kicking Son Out Of Car, Leaving Him to Walk Home
Aug. 20, 2014 8:31 PM EDT
News Charges Dropped Against Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman's Son
Aug. 20, 2014 8:58 PM EDT
News Dog Saves Owners' Lives
Aug. 20, 2014 6:36 PM EDT
News State Mine Board To Decide On Kanawha State Forest Mine
Aug. 20, 2014 6:11 PM EDT
News Jury Rules In Case Involving Logger Accused Of Illegally Cutting At Coonskin
Aug. 20, 2014 9:16 PM EDT
News Five Arrested In Franklin Furnace; Linked To Stolen Property Cases In The Area
Aug. 20, 2014 5:06 PM EDT


Advertise on WCHS-TV Online

West Virginia News
After guard's death, firm told to require check-in

A security company has been told to include mandatory check-ins for its guards after a supervisor drowned at a Kanawha County coal loading dock.
Full Story

Kentucky News
Kentucky court upholds 30-year sentence in slaying

The 30-year prison sentence of a western Kentucky woman in the death of her husband has been upheld by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Full Story

Ohio News
Polish Solidarity leader to speak in Cincinnati

The leader of Poland's Solidarity movement that challenged communism will speak in Cincinnati.
Full Story







Fugitive Files Tuesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

West Virginia Wildlife Wednesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

ABC News web site







Send Mail Send email to news@wchstv.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2014, WCHS-TV8. Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.