Dolly Parton’s musical 9 to 5 will commence its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Capitol Theatre in less than a month’s time, after being postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the producers have confirmed that rehearsals are underway for the musical, and shared the (below) photographs and video (below) from the first rehearsal – in particular – featuring the show’s opening number.
The lead cast of 9 to 5 the Musical’s Australian season includes Marina Prior as 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 will be 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 push over but is anything but! Caroline O’Connor will be busy-body Roz Keith, the administration assistant who is fiercely – and unrequitedly – in love with her boss, while Eddie Perfect will play the controlling boss Franklin Hart Jnr.
Joining them on-stage will be an ensemble cast consisting of 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.
Photo Credit for Above: David Hooley
9 to 5 the Musical will commence at the Sydney Capitol Theatre starting 16 February 2022 for a strictly limited season. The production will then head north to Brisbane, where it will be performed at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Lyric Theatre starting 22 May 2022. For information on how to book tickets, visit the show’s official website.