Old pals of the blog and top performers Brownhills Musical Theatre Company contacted me in the last few days to ask if I’d plug their latest show – the Dolly Parton hit 9 to 5 – which looks set to be a real gem.
The show is running from 2nd-6th May 2017 at the Lichfield Garrick, including a Saturday Matinee on the 6th.
‘9 to 5 The Musical’, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. The show was nominated for 4 Tony Awards, a Grammy and 15 Drama Desk Awards. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with Franklin D. Hart Jnr., the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving Franklin 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?
Brought to you by the multi-award winning Brownhills Musical Theatre Company, ‘9 to 5 The Musical’ promises a night of laughter, tears, a little 70’s nostalgia and even a cameo appearance from Dolly herself!
BMTC have appointed a fantastic production team; Simon Pugh as Director, Ian Room as Musical Director and Michele Windsor as Choreographer – all three are much in demand on the Midlands Local Theatre circuit.
You can get tickets online here from the box office, by calling into The Garrick in person or call the ticket line on 01543 412121.
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