Scunthorpe Musical Theatre Society is well into rehearsals for their forthcoming production of The Dolly Parton Musical 9 to 5.
The show takes place at The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe, from 7 – 11 March.
This high energy, fast moving show based on the film of the same name, is set in 1979 and tells the story of three female co-workers who concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, bigot of a boss. They live out their fantasies of giving him the boot, and take control of the company that has kept them down. With fabulous songs written by Dolly Parton, a hilarious script and strong characters this is a show not to be missed.
The group have been rehearsing since September to perfect the musical numbers under the expert eye of their young, talented MD, Liam Fletcher. Liam started his involvement with the society at the tender age of 8 in a production of ‘Oliver’, he then joined Jopsox, the junior section, where he remained until he was 15 and since then has become pianist and Musical Director for SMTS. Although now living in Hull and attending the University, where he is studying music, Liam travels over twice a week for the rehearsals. His input is invaluable; the group greatly appreciates his commitment to them especially as he is also highly in demand as MD for other societies in and around the area.
SMTS are lucky to also have the talents of Sophie Haigh who, as well as playing one of the leading roles in the show has also taken on the choreography. Sophie joined the junior section at 7 years old and has progressed through the ranks to taking on principal roles for the society as well as now helping to run the junior section which is still going strong. Her young, fresh eye has produced some imaginative musical numbers for the show, which has a range of musical styles from country to ballads to rousing chorus numbers.
SMTS are very lucky to have so many young people involved in the show, at the moment we have more than 12 people under the age of 30 involved in the show, which bodes well for the society. The mix of young and more mature performers, including David Phillips who has joined us from Barton Operatic society, all adds to the level of performance and the atmosphere at rehearsals has been fantastic; everyone is having a ball as it is such a fun show to be involved with.
Poor David is put through the mill by the girls in an effort to humiliate him as much as possible, but he is lapping it up.
Tickets, priced £12 each for adults with concessions £10 (booking fee may apply), are now on sale from http://www.plowrighttheatre.com or call 0844 8542776. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.