Some exerpts from David Appleford's review of ABT's "9 to 5." Click the link to read the full article!
"The three delightful leads are extremely well cast. Carolyn McPhee brings a natural quality to her level-headed Violet that grounds the trio of unintentionally rebellious women. Janet McWilliams ‘ Judy is less the bespectacled and clutzy nerd of the film version and here plays the part as an enthusiastic ditz, a little too eager to please, even though this is her first job in an office and she’s woefully unprepared to be anywhere near a typewriter, or a Xerox machine."
"Both Carolyn and Erica sing well and elevate the blandness of some of the numbers to a higher level, but it’s Janet’s rendition of Get Out and Stay Out that stands out. When her character’s husband – appropriately called Dick – crawls back to her having been spurned by his girlfriend, Judy rebuffs and really sells the song. For a moment, Judy’s character relinquishes her broad, comical characteristics and suddenly becomes a woman of real flesh and blood. When she sings of taking back her life, she really means it."
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