KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – A group of comedians from Farragut High School have turned up for the opening night of “9 to 5 The Musical”. On Wednesday evening, the star of the film surprised the students with a video message.
“They were like, ‘oh, someone has a special message for you. And, Dolly has just appeared on the screen. I was like what? I started to cry, ”said Mary Claire Carter, a senior.
According to Playbill, the musical is based on the movie where Three Women; an overworked office manager, widow, and “objectified secretary” plan to overthrow their boss and start making their own changes in the workplace.
“I don’t want to give anything, but they are learning to stand up for themselves and to be women in the workplace,” Carter said.
After spending time with the students at a dress rehearsal, the students revealed how the play gives them insight into life skills that a textbook cannot teach.
“I guess the confidence, because I get really nervous when I go out on stage or do something like that, so that was really weird,” said Luke Tresner, a senior.
To see how well their hard work pays off, the musical takes place December 9-11 inside the Vickie B Wells Auditorium starting at 7pm.
Tickets are sold at the door.
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