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‘9 to 5’ closing up shop

The Broadway musical “9 to 5” was only a temporary gig for the Charleston Light Opera Guild, and Saturday is its last day in business. The show is based on the 1980s comedy with Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda and tells the tale of three working class women (played by Rudi Raynes, Rebecca Mullins and Cary Brown, pictured from left) who conspire to take control of their company from their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss (played by Kennie Bass). Gazette reviewer Autumn Hopkins has praise for the show’s live orchestra and said of the vocalists, “The show’s solos and duets are entertaining and highlight the talented ensemble of singers and dancers in the cast, but they are no match for the dynamic numbers that feature all three women singing together. With three completely different vocal styles and a tight harmony, the trio shook the house on numbers like ‘Joy to the Girls’ and ‘Shine Like the Sun.’” Remaining performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Civic Center Little Theater. Tickets are $20. Call 304-343-2287 or visit


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