We attended Saturday night’s performance of “9 to 5 The Musical”. Wow. What a show. This stage version of Dolly Parton’s 1980 hit movie is one of the most entertaining shows you will ever enjoy.
The Cast (photo courtesy Beef & Boards)
The production is raucous, energetic, and delightful from the opening number to the grand finale. Dolly Parton herself makes an appearance on video and acts as a narrator. You will laugh your way through both Act I and Act II.
The dance numbers are marvelous, the costumes are dazzling, and of course the music is Dolly Parton quality. And be aware, this show is full of hilarious sight gags, punch lines and a flavor of slapstick.
Annie Edgerton, Sarah Hund, and Crystal Mosser have lead roles, with Mosser making her Beef & Boards debut. These ladies can sing! Andrew Lebon’s rendition of the office chauvinistic boss is perfect. Watch for Deb Wims portrayal of the office lush. I could give positive comments on each actor’s performance.
Bottom line: There are no highlights to “9 to 5 The Musical”. The entire show is the highlight! Don’t miss your chance to see this gem. Judging by the size of the house Saturday night, you might want to get your reservations in early.
“9 to 5 The Musical” is running at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre through March 24, 2013. Go to the Beef & Boards website for ticket information, showtimes and other details.
The next show at Indy’s Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre will be the musical comedy “9 to 5 The Musical”. The show opens on Thursday, February 7th and runs through March 24, 2013.
The music and lyrics were written by Dolly Parton, who also starred in the original 1980 big screen movie. The story is about three gals in a 1970’s era office with a jerk for a boss. Many of the performers are B&B regulars, with direction by Eddie Curry, another mainstay at the famous Indianapolis venue.
We are looking forward to being in the audience on Saturday February 9th. There is nothing like a great meal (thanks to Chef Ward!) and a great musical comedy to knock down the winter doldrums.
We’ll be back to let you know how we liked the show.
Get ticket and show times info at Beef & Boards website.
Well, its January 1st, the beginning of 2013. Recent snows have covered nearly everything, including our RV trailer. We are already looking forward to nice weather so we can hit the road again.
It was the day after Christmas. We still had family staying with us. I woke up and fixed coffee. Then I noticed the house seemed cold. Yikes! The thermostat was set for 68, but the in house temperature was only 60. No wonder it seemed cold. It was!
Maj called Shelby Air. It turned out that Shelby Air has been bought out by Williams Comfort Air of Carmel, Indiana. Within a few hours their technician arrived. Our old furnace was in pretty bad shape. Joe was able to get it going, at least for a while. The office was able to get Mark from the sales group to come out that evening at 6:00. Mark took the time to explained our options to us .
Believe it or not we ordered a new furnace/AC system that night and the next day it was installed. Roy and Ryan did a great job on the installation. They wore ‘booties’ in the house over their work shoes. These guys were both very personable as well as professional. They cleaned up, hauled the old units away, and really respected our home. Once the system was installed they took the time to explain the system and the new programmable thermostat.
I normally wouldn’t write a “review” for a contractor. However, the folks at Williams Comfort Air provided exceptional service and value in our opinion. If you live anywhere in central Indiana and need furnace, AC or plumbing work, give them a try. This will take you to their website.
And, I love the new furnace, it is so quiet! I hadn’t realized how loud the old one had gotten.
What a treat we had Saturday night at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Arsenic and Old Lace opened the 2013 season, which is also the 40th Anniversary of the theater.
You have to love Douglas Stark’s portrayal of Teddy Brewster, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt. Shouting “Charge!” as he storms up the stairs Teddy thinks he is back at San Juan Hill in Cuba with the Rough Riders. Teddy also blows his bugle at the most inopportune times.
This dark comedy kept us laughing throughout the production. All of the actors really got into their characters. The set, lighting and support music were very effective. Each scene was a delight and leads to a wild conclusion.
Do not miss this classic stage comedy. The show runs through February 3rd. Get your tickets soon for the best seating. Check the Beef & Boards website for details. By the way, the buffet was outstanding. Don’t miss Chef Odell Ward’s mashed potatoes!
The cast of Arsenic and Old Lace, photo courtesy Beef & Boards used with permission
We are looking forward to the 40th Anniversary season at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Arsenic and Old Lace opened Friday night the 28th. We are going to the performance tonight.
I have fond memories of this play. When I was in my high school drama club I played the part of Mortimer Brewster in our production. I remember we had an absolute ball putting on this comedy.
I can’t wait to see the play tonight. I wonder if some of Mortimer’s lines will come back to me some decades later!
Check out the Beef & Boards website for information.
Christmas day in the afternoon a Blizzard Warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Central Indiana. Sure enough, we woke up the next day to close to six inches of snow on the ground early in the morning. By noon there was over a foot of snow with blowing winds causing drifts across driveways and streets.
Two of our four grandchildren were still visiting us and they sure enjoyed being snowed in!
So you are in the Seattle, Washington area, huh? Well, you have to go visit the Space Needle. Yes, I said you have to go visit the Space Needle.
Trust me on this. A trip to the top of this Official Landmark of Seattle is worth both the time and money. Why? Well, you get to witness first hand a little piece of history. The Space Needle was designed on a napkin in 1959 and constructed in 1962 for the Seattle World’s Fair. The revolving restaurant takes only a 1 ½ horsepower motor to rotate the 125 tons of eating establishment.
Speaking of the restaurant, it is formally named The Skycity Restaurant and is a real revolving eatery. You will dine with a magnificent view that rotates a full 360 degrees over the course of your meal. Yea, the meals are pricy, but are they ever good! It’s worth the splurge to make reservations for The Skycity Restaurant.
When you are done with your meals go up to the observation deck. It is open air and offers an unbelievable vista. On a clear day if you stand in the southeast quadrant of the observation deck you can see both Mt. Rainier to the south and Mt. Baker to the east by simply turning your head.
We planned our visit to correspond with the time of the setting sun. I’m glad we did. Seeing the sun set over the Olympic Mountains and reflecting off Puget Sound was something I’ll always be glad we did.
Here is the website for the Space Needle. All the info you need is located on the site. Plan your visit soon.
The Argosy Cruise line trip to Blake Island and the Tillicum Village Native American feast and show is a must if your travels take you to Seattle. This evening event covers centuries of the culture of the Coast Salish Native American Tribes.
Begin your adventure on the piers at the Seattle waterfront. The cruise to Blake Island is a delightful 50 minute trip across Puget Sound. Relax with a drink enjoy in a chair on deck or lounge in one of the spacious cabins.
As you approach the docks at Blake Island you see the structures of Tillicum Village. As soon you approach the entrance to the visitor center your culinary experience begins. All are greeted with a cup full of steamed clams. Enjoy the clams and toss the shells on the ground. That is the tradition.
Once inside you can smell the alder hardwood cook fires and see by the dim orange light of the burning embers. Visitors then view the staff as they continue to smoke the salmon. Surrounding you are many different types of Native American arts and crafts, all available for purchase.
Dinner time! You are seated in tables set for eight, then it’s off to the buffet line. Native greens, bean salads, and delicious dark breads are first. Get a large slab of smoked salmon and spoon up a thick flavorful stew with beef and venison, piled high on a bed of wild rice. A traditional Native American sweet finishes your feast.
The show begins after the meal. The program is a unique combination of live dancers and holographic presentations of storytelling and traditional dances. The costumes are colorful, the dances vibrant and the storytelling is fascinating. The final dance features three dancers wearing incredible masks that are as long as the dancers are tall.
All participants are allowed 45 minutes to enjoy Blake Island before the Argosy sounds her horn for boarding for the beautiful and relaxing return trip to Seattle.
Reservations are required. Check the Tillicum Village website for details on schedule, rates, and availability.