Dolly Parton’s smash-hit West End musical, 9 to 5 The Musical, will open in Melbourne on 10 July 2022 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne.
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 Jr. 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?
Marina Prior plays Violet Newstead, a smart, sassy and efficient woman who has worked all her life at Consolidated Industries. She has all it takes to run the company but there is one small issue … her boss! Casey Donovan is Judy Bernly, a newly separated, never worked before young woman who finds more than just a job at Consolidated Industries. Erin Clare plays Doralee Rhodes, a ‘don’t mess with me’ well-brought-up, bright and beautiful country gal. She may look like a pushover but is anything but! Caroline O’Connor is busy-body Roz Keith, the administration assistant who is fiercely — and unrequitedly — in love with her boss, while Eddie Perfect plays the controlling boss Franklin Hart Jnr.
Completing the cast are Lily Baulderstone, Zoe Coppinger, Mia Dabkowski-Chandler, Ben Gillespie, Emma Hawthorne, James Haxby, Emma Johns, Jay Johns, Ethan Jones, Madeleine Mackenzie, Antonia Marr, Josh Mulheran, Tom New, Jake O’Brien, Matthew Prime, Jackson Reedman, Jordan Tomljenovic and Jessica Vellucci.
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.
Recommended for ages 12+.
Performance Times: Wed – Thurs 7 pm Fri – Sat 7.30 pm Wed 1 pm Sat 2 pm Sun 1 pm & 6 pm
Price: $69 - $179 + transaction fee
State Theatre, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia