FHS APAC presents ‘9 to 5’ March 7-9Revisiting the late 1970s to remind all about the evolution of womanhood’s power in the workplace, Farragut High School’s Admiral’s Performing Arts Company presents the comedy/drama musical “9 to 5.”
“There are very few shows in musical theater that have such a strong acceptance for women in their important roles in society, junior Brianna Smart, who plays Judy Bernly, said. “This is a show that shows how three completely different women make a huge change in society and what’s going on around them. I think that should be a major reminder for people today. Even though that [movie debuted] in 1979, that is still very relevant today.”
Though a movie roughly 35 years old, “It’s a new musical, it’s only a couple of years old. The rights haven’t been out that long,” David Crutcher, FHS drama teacher and 9 to 5 director, said.
This roughly two-hour musical begins at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evening, March 7-8, and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 9, in FHS’s Vickie B. Wells Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, children and seniors.
As for Smart’s character, “I love Judy very much,” she said. “She’s a very mousie and nervous human being. She is being thrown into this just huge environment. To get to play somebody who goes through such a huge transformation, from someone who is even terrified to work on a typewriter to a person willing an lead and office and be confident in herself is just a wonderful process to go through.” read more