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April 18, 2013

Cumberland County Playhouse presents '9 to 5: The Musical'

CROSSVILLE — 9 to 5: The Musical is based on the uproarious 1980 movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It features a book by Patricia Resnick, based on the screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins. The musical 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 four Tony Award nominations. The song “9 to 5” not only won Grammy awards but also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.

Playhouse company members in the cast include Leila Nelson as Doralee Rhodes, a character very reminiscent of Dolly herself; Weslie Webster as Violet Newstead; Anna Baker as Judy Bernly and Britt Hancock as Franklin Hart Jr. The three scheming ladies form a sisterhood as they conspire to turn the tables on their boss in this wildly funny production. Directed by Bryce McDonald, with music direction by Ron Murphy and choreography by Leila Nelson, this show promises to be a blast, as we watch Violet and her co-workers, Judy and Doralee, plot against their obnoxious boss, Franklin Hart Jr. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy — giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

Supporting cast features Lauren Marshall, Nicole Begue Hackmann, Greg Pendzick, Lindy Pendzick, Daniel Black, Michael Ruff, Dee Hill, Jason Ross, Carol Irvin, Austin Price, DeAnna Etchison, Quinn Cason, Chaz Sanders, John Dobbratz, Caitlin Schaub, Meg McWhorter, Cory Clark and Cody Rutledge.                                

Dolly Parton’s terrific songs earned her a Tony nomination for Best Original Score for this rollicking musical. Hits include “9 to 5,” “Always a Woman,” “Shine Like the Sun” and “Let Love Grow.” Comedy, outrageous and delightful characters, the bonds of sisterhood and crazy situations make for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Leave your office behind and take a look at this zany and touching show. The story focuses on female empowerment, sexual equality and workplace politics that are as relevant today as they were in the classic film.

9 to 5: The Musical opens May 10 and runs through July 14. Call the box office at 484-5000 or visit the website at for tickets and information. Rated PG-13; sponsored by Fairfield Glade Conference Center.

Currently showing is Les Misérables (rated PG-13, through May 3, and co-sponsored by Tennessee Plateau Oncology/Dr. Dirk C. Davidson, MD and by Dr. Vianney E. Villaruz, MD, Cardiology CMG-CMM); and The Miracle Worker (rated G, through May 17 and co-sponsored by Lauren and Mason Fox, and by Crossville, Inc.). Upcoming concerts include 40 Songs for a 50th Season on May 18; and Mike Stone in concert on May 29. Tickets and information are also available for the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band, and other events.

All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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