Dolly Parton’s colourful 9 to 5 - The Musical has its Huddersfield premiere this spring. The show, recently released for amateur companies, enjoyed a run on Broadway from 2009, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards, and then made a tour of the UK back in 2012 in a production starring Jackie Clune and Bonnie Langford. But it’s never been seen in our corner of West Yorkshire before. Set in the late 1970s, the musical’s action takes place in a typing office overseen by Franklin Hart Jnr, a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot, who thrills in taking advantage of his head female office staff, in particular his top assistant Violet. However, Violet and her co-workers are plotting comical ways of ‘doing him in’ when a freak incident occurs, offering them the opportunity to get revenge. Franklin is kidnapped and trapped in his own house, while his employees assume control of his department and boost productivity. But just how long can they keep him … [Read more...] about Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 comes to Huddersfield
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The ever-popular sounds of Dolly Parton will get Bedford audiences tapping their toes as a hit musical is staged in the town. Bedford Marianettes present the smash-hit Broadway show 9 to 5: The Musical to Trinity Arts and Leisure in Bromham Road from Wednesday April 18 to Saturday April 21. Based on the hit 1980s film, the show follows three female office workers, Violet, Doralee and Judy. Pushed to boiling point, they concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. The women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. The musical features a wide variety of classic Dolly songs, including Backwoods Barbie, Shine Like the Sun - and of course, the catchy country anthem that is 9 to 5. Bedford Marianettes will be supporting Beds and Northants MS Therapy Centre and the King’s Arms Project, Bedford with the performances. The show starts at 7.30pm each evening. Tickets … [Read more...] about Marianettes working 9 to 5 to stage hit musical in Bedford
Over the years, I’ve reported on some really funny instances, some sad ones, handed out many congratulations to award-winning companies and seen groups come and go. However, one thing is for sure, this is an amazing hobby and if you are part of it whether on stage or off, you will be surrounded by friends. Am dram is simply the best. One of the groups who I’ve been in contact with for nine years is Bridgnorth Musical Theatre Company, which every February present their annual show at Bridgnorth Leisure Centre. They have chosen Dolly Parton’s hit musical comedy, 9-to-5 as their latest show and I know from talking to their spokesperson, Alison Pipe, rehearsals have been fun, but the music is challenging. The tale of three office workers who take revenge on their chauvinistic boss, the original movie version starred Dolly as blonde bombshell Doralee, along with Jane Fonda as Judy, a recently dumped housewife who has had to go back to work to make ends meet and Lily … [Read more...] about Working 9-to-5? What a way to make a living . . !
Home / News / Local by Lesley Taylor 15/02/2018, 9:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Treading the Boards cast clocked-in to a packed Aberdeen Arts Centre with their latest offering 9 to 5: The Musical. Based on the 1980 movie of the same name, this bright and breezy show featured some catchy numbers written by country star Dolly Parton, a talented young cast and some energetic choreography. The story revolves around three female co-workers who, sick of their sexist boss, concoct a plan to have him sacked – all with hilarious consequences. Toni MacFarlane is fabulous as office supervisor Violet, Robyn Smith perfectly portrays new staff member Judy, while Sarah Smith as Doralle (the role that Dolly made famous) has great characterisation, complete with Southern drawl. We see each of the ladies’ characters deliciously evolve and witness them overcoming their own problems to make their office a better … [Read more...] about Review: Girl power wins the day in 9 to 5 … what a way to make a stage show!
Home / Lifestyle / Entertainment / Theatre by Danica Ollerova 02/02/2018, 1:18 pm Updated: 02/02/2018, 1:20 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Dolly Parton’s Tony award-nominated 9 To 5: The Musical will be brought to Aberdeen Arts Centre by Treading The Boards Musical Society (TTB). Established in 1990, TTB is Aberdeen’s only student-run amateur musical company. Toni MacFarlane, who studies management and psychology at the University of Aberdeen, said: “This is my fourth and final show with TTB. “There is nothing better than having rehearsals twice a week you can look forward to because you know you will get to meet all your friends. “It is a fun way to be able to do what you enjoy while still at uni without having the pressure of trying to become a professional actor.” Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 To 5: The Musical tells the story of three strong women who unite in … [Read more...] about Preview: Leave your 9 To 5 worries at home and enjoy a feel-good musical