“My whole thing is telling the story,” Hoty said. “In 1979, they didn’t have those bells and whistles. Your imagination will fill that in.”
At a time when the economy has affected women and men alike, the play’s message of people pulling together and taking a different path to success is one that resonates, Hoty believes. It’s also incredibly funny.
“I’m still doing it and I find it hilarious,” she said. “These women form a bond, this unlikely band of women just trying to get through the day, and it morphs into this thing with their boss. Everybody gets their comeuppance.”
IF YOU GO What : "9 to 5: The Musical" Where : North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly When : Thursday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m.;Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2-4, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 6, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. Tickets : $40 to $70 Information: 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org