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Musicals highlight summer at Duke Performance Hall, Cain Center

April 26. Davidson Community Players (DCP) will kick off its summer season with productions at the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College plus an additional musical at the Cain Center for the Arts.

—”9 to 5: The Musical” will be the first summer entry, playing at the Duke from June 20-30. With original music by Dolly Parton is a boisterous look at some glass-ceiling-smashing women sticking it to the man in their 70s office. Director Tod A. Kubo will lead an electric cast including Jenna Tyrell, Nonye Obichere and Ava Smith.

—”Ripcord,” award-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire’s hilarious and moving story of disgruntled roommates, runs at the Duke from July 18-28. Instead of students in a college dorm, these roommates are two senior women at an assisted living facility. A seemingly small show that erupts with unexpected theatricality, “Ripcord” will fill the Duke with the pain and wonder of finding harmony at any stage of life. Matt Webster will direct.

—The summer season will conclude in August with a dramatic expansion of DCP’s “Teen Summer Stock” (TS3) program. Eighties nostalgia will run amok at Cain Center for the Arts with TS3’s production of “Footloose,” 40 years after the movie’s release. The production will be performed entirely by teens and young adults. DCP’s Education Director Katie Mullis will direct.

Tickets for 9 to 5 and Ripcord are now on sale, and Footloose tickets will be available early summer.


9 to 5: June 20-30

Ripcord: July 18-28

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2pm


Prices range from $18-$32 and are available now at davidsoncommunityplayers.org or by calling 704-892-7953.

The Duke Family Performance Hall is located on the campus of Davidson College at 207 Faculty Drive