A Dolly Parton impersonator from Sunderland says she’s looking forward to performing on a North East stage. Andrea Pattison from Farringdon, has been playing Dolly Parton on stages big and small since 2009. She’s performed in theatres all over the UK, from the Isle of Wight to Shetland, appeared at major outdoor festivals, on cruise ships and in all sorts of smaller venues.After four years on the road playing Dolly in the Islands in the Stream show, Andrea says she’s very excited about performing her own show again at one of her favourite local venues, Billingham Forum, on Friday, February 15.This performance will feature local singer/guitarist Brian Dales as a special guest. Brian has been seen recently fronting the Up on the Roof show. He’ll be performing songs by Kenny Rogers, James Taylor and Glen Campbell.This performance will also feature talented youngsters from Sunderland-based The Joanne Kennedy School of Dance.Andrea said: “It will be amazing to … [Read more...] about Top Dolly Parton tribute to perform at Billingham Forum
LOUISE Redknapp was rushed to hospital after a freak fall which forced her to pull out of Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5. The Strictly Come Dancing star suffered a deep gash on her chin and a fractured left wrist after tumbling on her way to rehearsals in London’s West End. After urgent treatment she was told she could not work for at least two months. It means the devastated ex-Eternal singer will miss the musical’s opening night — attended by country superstar Dolly, who starred in the 1980 movie — as well as weeks of performances. A source close to Louise said: “It happened on the way to rehearsals on Tuesday morning. She fell in the street. “She went to hospital and had stitches. Then doctors told her she needs time out and can’t do the show. On Wednesday heartbroken Louise was pictured leaving her home to tell show bosses the situation. She wore a large plaster over her facial injuries, shown in our exclusive pictures. Producers have yet to … [Read more...] about Louise Redknapp rushed to hospital after horror fall, forcing her to pull out of Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5
SO Musical Theatre have confirmed auditions for their May production of 9 to 5 The Musical by Dolly Parton at The Barn Theatre, Southwick. There will be five performances during week ending May 11 under director/musical director Simon Gray and choreographer Lea Spells.Spokeswoman Sue Gotham said: “Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. 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, taking control of the company that had always kept them down.“Director Simon Gray and choreographer Lea Spells will be auditioning for their next production, 9 to 5, which is based on the film of the same name, and are on the look-out for potential cast members to come and audition. There will be a show … [Read more...] about Your chance to be in the Dolly Parton musical!
Jerry Chesnut, who has died aged 87, was a songwriter who provided hits for a roster of singers that included Elvis Presley and Elvis Costello, George Jones and Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Bonnie Tyler. Perhaps his best-known song was the up-tempo, rollicking T-R-O-U-B-L-E, which Presley recorded in 1975 and added to his live concert repertoire. Chesnut wrote it from the standpoint of a dancehall pianist on stage who sees an attractive young woman enter the venue and thinks she may be “trouble”. The song’s hook depended on the fact that when spelt out, “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”, “L-O-O-K-I-N-G” and “A-L-O-N-E” all rhyme: “Well, hello T-R-0-U-B-L-E... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium … [Read more...] about Jerry Chesnut, songwriter who composed hits for stars like Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello and Dolly Parton – obituary
Dolly Parton could be breaking ground on the 9 to 5 sequel as early as next year. The country icon gave The Hollywood Reporter a glimpse of what the second chapter of the cult 1980 comedy may look like, rejoicing at the fact that "after all these years, they finally came up with something that makes sense". 9 to 5, starring Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin, focuses on three women determined to overthrow the patriarchal culture of Consolidated Companies, where they work – naturally – nine-to-five jobs. The new plot, Parton said, will focus on three younger women working for the same company, who want to learn more about the work done by Parton's, Fonda's, and Tomlin's characters – and end up finding them. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription … [Read more...] about Dolly Parton teases ‘9 to 5’ sequel for 2019