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Students tame shrew, get revenge on boss
Piedmont presents musical 9 to 5 and Shakespeares play
Actors rehearse a scene from “9 to 5: The Musical.” Actors include Chey Osoria, Lydie Koffie, Katie Robinson, Tyler Dale, Britt Hensley, Donna James, Ben Cissé, Oliver Merritt, Nicholas Johnson, Pearl Oppenheimer, Jacob Passmore, Jessica Williams and Fletcher Deal.

The North Georgia Theatre at Piedmont College summer stock season opens with William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” followed by the 1980s hit, “9 to 5: The Musical,” in Arrendale Amphitheater in Demorest.

Directed by Bill Gabelhausen, “Taming” is set as a troupe of actors from an undetermined period take over the amphitheatre stage to bring the classic story to life.

“The Taming of the Shrew” will be performed at 8 p.m. June 12-14 and 2 p.m. June 15, at 359 College Drive in Demorest.

About two weeks later, the same thespians will present “9 to 5: The Musical,” with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” will be performed at 8 p.m. June 26-28 and 2 p.m. June 29 on the Swanson Center mainstage. Based on the 20th Century Fox movie, “9 to 5” follows three working women living out their fantasies of getting even with the company’s autocratic, sexist, egotistical, lying boss.

Tickets are $10 or patrons may purchase a $16 season ticket. Piedmont College faculty, staff and students are admitted free of charge.

This season, the theater has partnered with restaurant Sweet Breads, allowing patrons to order al fresco dinners in advance. Menu options include tuna nicoise salad, tarragon chicken salad and chilled pasta salad primavera.

For reservations, Sweet Breads dinner orders or more information, call the North Georgia Theatre Box Office at 706-778-8500 ext. 1355.

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