Cowley College

Cowley College Theatre Department provides update on upcoming performances

July 22, 2020

Advanced ticket sales will begin Monday, August 3 for the Cowley College Theatre Department production of the musical 9 to 5. The musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. August 20-22 with a 2 p.m. matinee offered on Saturday, August 22. The dinner scheduled for Friday, August 21 has been cancelled.

Music and lyrics for “9 to 5” were composed by Dolly Parton and the book which was written by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss (Hart). In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover.

Tickets may be purchased online up to one hour before show time at, or at the Cowley Box Office from 12-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Box office and will call opens one and half hours before show time of each performance.

Anyone who previously purchased dinner and show tickets for 9 to 5, please contact Tracy Circle at 620-441-5223 for a refund of the dinner portion of your ticket. All previously purchased tickets for 9 to 5 will be honored. However, in order to safely social distance patrons, the Theatre Department will not be able to honor any reserved seating assignment.

Theater seating capacity has been modified to 197 seats in order to accommodate patrons based on social distancing guidelines.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for children and military with ID. Cowley College students and employees will be admitted free with ID. Along with 9 to 5, advanced ticket sales for the fall production of “Puffs” will begin on September 21.

In order to maintain social distancing during shows, tickets will be sold as general admission only. Face masks are required in the theater and sanitation stations will be available at each entry of the facility.