Meet the Supporting Cast for Smash New Musical
Opens April 19, Sydney
Producers announced this week the dazzling group of performers who will comprise the ensemble, and join the four leading ladies, in the upcoming Australian Premiere of Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical 9 TO 5. London’s latest West End hit 9 TO 5 will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 19 April followed by a season at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 25 July.
The ensemble members are: Ana Maria Belo, Amy Berrisford, Zoe Coppinger, Mia Dabkowski-Chandler, Josh Gates, Ben Gillespie, Emma Hawthorne, Matthew Jenson, Jay Johns, Ethan Jones, Ariana Mazzeo, Joe Meldrum, Jordanna Morandin, Josh Mulheran, Tom New, Matthew Prime, Melissa Russo and Glaston Toft. [watch video below!]
“Our director Jeff Calhoun auditioned over 1000 performers, and has chosen this wonderful selection to play the multitude of roles in 9 TO 5,” said the producers. “The strength of any show is revealed by the talent in the ensemble, and this ensemble will be second to none.” Producers of this show are John Frost, Suzanne Jones and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions.
Previously announced, this production will star industry powerhouses Caroline O’Connor, Marina Prior, Samantha Dodemaide and Erin Clare. This run-away success on the West End features a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick and an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, including her much-loved hit song, 9 to 5!
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL opened at London’s Savoy Theatre in January last year, initially for a 16 week season and surpassed all audience expectations. It has been extended multiple times and is now selling until April. Perhaps a whole new generation of Dolly fans are treating themselves to a fun night out on the West End!
The show was embraced by critics, with the major dailies united in their support . . .
“★★★★★ THIS IS ONE 9 TO 5 YOU’LL WANT TO DO AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN” – The Sun
“★★★★★ PACKED WITH LAUGHS AS BIG AS DOLLY’S PERSONALITY” – Daily Mirror
Inspired by the hit 80s film, this hilarious musical is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business! It’s the most fun you’ll have this year at the theatre!
9 TO 5 tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy, three workmates pushed to boiling point by their egotistical, sexist boss Franklin Hart Jnr. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the ladies manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
SYDNEY ⎯ Lyric Theatre, The Star
From 21 April 2020
Bookings: 9to5themusical.com.au/tickets/sydney/ or 136 100
MELBOURNE ⎯ Her Majesty’s Theatre
From 25 July 2020
Waitlist: 9to5themusical.com.au/tickets/melbourne/ or call 132 849