You will not want to miss the finale of ACTORS season of comedies: “9 to 5, The Musical.” You first saw the movie in 1980, and it has been a comedy favorite ever since. 9 to 5, The Musical opens June 7 and runs for eight performances. Tickets and more details are available at actorsinc.org, at Ali Cakes in Downtown Ames or at both Alpha Copies locations on East Lincoln Way and in West Ames.


9 to 5, The Musical follows the same plot as the movie. Judy, Doralee, and Violet decide that they must get even with their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot” boss, Franklin Hart.


Violet fantasizes about poisoning Hart, and when he falls and hits his head, she thinks she is at fault. That is where the story becomes outlandish and hysterical. The ladies decide to hold Hart as a prisoner and take over the company. The rest, shall we say, is a musical.


The show is directed by Kathy Norris, who is assisted by Lynn Lloyd. The directors said this is an incredibly funny show and amazingly inspirational. Lynn went on further to say that although this is a complicated show, based on the movie with lots of very different sets and scenes, she has enjoyed the challenge of adapting it to the stage.


Julie Minot is providing music direction. She is enjoying leading the music because the cast is wildly enthusiastic and very dedicated during vocal rehearsals. She was immediately impressed by the strong vocals of Violet, Judy and Doralee.


The cast is led by two ACTORS favorites, Kris VerSteegt plays Violet and Donald Kom plays Franklin Hart. Kris most recently appeared in “Forbidden Broadway” and had a leading role in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” Don had the male lead in “The Cemetery Club” and played multiple roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Coral Thede and Katharine Bergman make their ACTORS debut as Doralee and Judy. The large ensemble backing the leads is a mix of veterans and people new to the ACTORS stage.


The Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau is providing light hors d’oeuvres before every performance.


You are encouraged to come early, enjoy the snacks and take the opportunity to get your Early Bird Season Flex Pass Tickets and BRAVO membership. The Early Bird price is available ONLY at performances of 9 to 5, so get your tickets when you attend the show.


Buying tickets is easy. You may purchase tickets on our website at www.actorsinc.org, or you may purchase them from Ali Cakes, located at 300 Main Street here in Ames. ACTORS has a new box office in both Alpha Copies locations: 512 East Lincoln Way and 3615 Lincoln Way. If you have any questions, please contact us at 515-292-2073 or email us at info@actorsinc.org.