9 to 5 is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It centers on the downtrodden working lives of three women, Violet, Judy, and Doralee. They all work at Consolidated Industries, which is presided over by the sexist, lecherous, and pompous, Franklin Hart. Violet has worked at Consolidated for many years, but has never been given the chance to rise above senior supervisor status, although she is capable of much more. Judy is newly separated and joins the company having never worked before. Doralee is a sexy, happily married country girl, but she is ostracized from the other female workers. After Judy has an awful first day, Hart passes Violet over for another promotion, and Doralee finds out that Hart has been telling everyone they are having an affair, the three women unite in their hatred of Hart. Come along and sing-a-long to some fabulous toe tapping music, and see if the girls can turn things around at Consolidated, and achieve gender equality at work.
Hello and welcome to Carlinghow Theatre Company's production of 9 to 5!
9 to 5 the musical is a fun packed comedy, based on the 1980 film of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The Show premiered in Los Angeles in September 2008, and opened on Broadway in April 2009. It received 15 Drama Desk award nominations, the most received by a production in a single year, as well as 4 Tony Award nominations. A national tour of the US launched in 2010 followed by a UK premier in 2012, and as many of you are probably aware, it opened again in the West End in February this year.
Like the 1980 film, (which also starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin) the musical is the same story of 3 colleagues, Doralee Violet and Judy who are pushed to boiling point by their sexist egotistical and lying boss. It is a real feel good show as well as being very current. The topic of equality in the work place is still an issue nearly 40 years after the film was made. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped with putting on the show on stage and off. It has been a lot of fun, and I'm sure you, the audience will agree that it is an amazing show.
Please join us again in January 2020 for our family pantomime Snow White and also in September 2020 for the fabulous musical Annie!