9 to 5: The Musical
Opera House Manchester
Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 August
Following its hit run in October 2012 which launched the UK tour – 9 to 5: The Musical, with music by Dolly Parton – is returning to the Opera House, Manchester, next month.
Reprising their roles are Natalie Casey as Judy Bernly, Jackie Clune as Violet Newstead, Amy Lennox as Doralee Rhodes, Ben Richards as Franklin Hart and Anita Louise Combe as Ros Keith.
9 to 5: The Musicalis a hilarious musical comedy, based on the hit movie and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musicalis about teaming up and taking care of business. Feisty, fun and oh so fabulous!
The show features Dolly Parton’soriginal hit title song, “9 to 5”which won her an Oscarnomination and 4 Grammy Award nominations along with her newTony and Grammy nominated score. With 18 original Dolly Parton numbers,including numbers from her last two albums Backwoods Barbie, Shine Like the Sun, Get Out and Stay Out and Let Love Grow.
9 to 5: The Musicalis written by Patricia Resnick, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun who has just directed the Tony Award winning ‘Newsies – The Musical’ for Disney on Broadway. 9 to 5: The Musical is based on the 20th Century Fox Picture and features Dolly Parton from her desk in Dollywood.
Natalie Caseyis probably best known as ‘Donna’ in nine series of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. Her theatre credits include Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre and Legally Blonde in the West End. She is currently appearing as ‘Ange’ in Abigail’s Party, also in the West End.
Jackie Clune’s West End credits include the leading role of ‘Mrs Wilkinson’ in Billy Elliot and ‘Donna’ in the International Tour of Mamma Mia!.
Amy Lennoxplayed the role of ‘Elle Woods’ and ‘Margot’ in Legally Blonde in the West End. Other West End credits include ‘Liesl’ in The Sound of Music at the London Palladium.
Ben Richards recently starred as ‘Tick’ in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the West End. His other West End credits include ‘Sky Masterson’ in “Guys and Dolls, ‘Danny’ in Grease, ‘Tony’ in Saturday Night Fever and ‘Jerry Lukowski’ in “he Full Monty. His TV credits include playing ‘PC Nate Roberts’ in The Bill.
With an estimated 100 million album sales the song writer, film and television star and worldwide icon, Dolly Parton is one of greatest selling music artists of all time. A multi Grammy award winner, which includes the most prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden Globe Award winner and Tony Award nominee. The 2008 Backwoods Barbie tour (which features in 9-5 The Musical) completely sold out in the UK as well as her most recent 2011 UK tour, which was Dolly Parton’s most successful to date.
As a songwriter with over 3000 songs written and honoured into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Dolly penned the global chart topper I Will Always Love You sung by Whitney Houston, which is the best selling single written and performed by a woman, ever.
One of Dolly’s biggest solo hits 9-5 was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the hit song topped the pop and country charts winning 2 Grammy Awards including best Country Song of the year.
9 to 5: The Musical
Manchester Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 August
Perf times: Tues 8pm, Weds – Sat eves 7.30pm. Thur & Sat mats 2.30pm
Ticket prices: £15-£45