The countdown is on to the much anticipated Australian premiere of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, Dolly Parton’s smash-hit West End musical, which will play a limited season at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane from May 22 after the Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre from 16 February.
New tickets for performances up to 12 June go on sale this week in Brisbane, with pre-sales from tomorrow and GP on-sale from Friday 11 February. Internationally acclaimed and loved by audiences and critics alike, 9 TO 5 is pure gold carat fun!
The producers have assembled a top line cast to inhabit these iconic and much loved roles. Marina Prior will play 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.
Completing the cast are 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.
Producers John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia, Suzanne Jones and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions said, “We’re thrilled with our hugely talented cast, led by Marina, Casey, Erin, Caroline and Eddie. 9 TO 5 is in full swing – rehearsals are underway, the orchestra practicing the score, technicians getting the set ready to be bumped into the theatre, and the box office selling tickets to excited audiences. Forget the Covid blues and join us for 9 TO 5. It will be the most fun you’ll have all year!”