With only four weeks left until it leaves Sydney, Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL has proved a winner with both audiences and critics alike. The West End favourite must finish its season at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on 8 May, to transfer to the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 22 May, and then the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, from 10 July, and the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 8 October.
Double the fun of the film and what a cast!– Sydney Morning Herald
The finest escapism you could hope for – Australian Financial Review
The best musical to hit Australia ever- Dave Hughes, 2DAY-FM
The producers have assembled a top line cast to inhabit these iconic and much loved characters. Marina Prior, Casey Donovan and Erin Clare play the three leading roles from the popular movie, alongside Caroline O’Connor and Eddie Perfect. Completing the cast are Lily Baulderstone, Ana Maria Belo, Zoe Coppinger, Mia Dabkowski-Chandler, Ben Gillespie, Emma Hawthorne, James Haxby, Emma Johns, Jay Johns, Ethan Jones, Antonia Marr, Josh Mulheran, Tom New, Jake O’Brien, Matthew Prime, Jackson Reedman, Jordan Tomljenovic and Jessica Vellucci.
The stellar cast have been lauded with critical acclaim. Marina Prior is described as “Pitch perfect” by The Australian, and Limelight said she “Exudes sassy, no-nonsense efficiency and anchors the show with effortless ease.” The Plus Ones said Casey Donovan gave “A tour-de-force in musical theatre”, while Theatre Thoughts said ”If 9 to 5 is gold carat fun, Casey Donovan shines in 24 carat gold.” The Australian called Erin Clare “Luminous” with Limelight saying she is “Loveable, gorgeous and captures Parton’s country tones beautifully.” Time Out said, “Caroline O’Connor, one of Australia’s true stage greats, offers a masterclass in character comedy” and “Eddie Perfect is, well, perfect”.
A sensation on the West End and inspired by the hit film, the musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy, three enterprising workmates pushed to the edge by their mean-spirited boss Franklin Hart Jnr. Resorting to wit, comradery and cunning, they dream up a no holds barred scheme to kidnap and turn the tables on their controlling supervisor in the most hilariously defiant of ways. The only question is, will the feisty trio manage to change the office culture to reach their full potential – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
With a sparkling score by Dolly Parton and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, 9 TO 5 is the quintessential feel-good show for the times. Full of mischief, laughter and affection, it’s gold carat fun!
Set the alarm for a great night out at Dolly Parton’s joyous smash-hit musical 9 TO 5, featuring knock-out songs and high-flying ambitions. Sydney, you only have four weeks left to see this smash hit!
The Australian Government is supporting 9 TO 5 through its $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, a program that is providing financial assistance to arts and entertainment companies affected by COVID-19.
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture. Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009. Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.
Venue: Capitol Theatre, Campbell Street| Sydney
Date: Playing to 8 May 2022
Venue: Lyric Theatre, QPAC| Brisbane
Date: From 22 May 2022
Venue: State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne
Date: From 10 July 2022
Venue: Festival Theatre| Adelaide
Date: From 8 Oct 2022
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