Samantha Dodemaide, Caroline O'Connor, Erin Clare, and Marina Prior

Tumble out'a bed and stumble to Dolly Parton's rip-roaring musical!

Look out Melbourne – 9 To 5 The Musical is coming! Dolly Parton has announced that the smash-hit, hilarious West End musical will play in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre from July 2020.

This follows its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in April. The waitlist is now open in Melbourne to buy tickets at

Starring Caroline O’Connor, Marina Prior, Samantha Dodemaide and Erin Clare, this run-away success on the West End features a book by the iconic Patricia Resnick. She is the movie’s original screenwriter.

The movie included 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 it ran for a 16 week season and surpassed all audience expectations. It has been extended multiple times and is now selling until April 2020. 

Perhaps that whole new generation of Parton 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 .

Inspired by the hit film and brought to you by Parton herself, 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 The Musical 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?

O’Connor will portray the comical Roz Keith, the administration assistant who is fiercely - and unrequitedly - in love with her boss Franklin Hart Jnr. Recently starring in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman, O'Connor has played lead roles on Broadway, in the West End, France, and across Australia, including Chicago, Anything Goes, West Side Story and Anastasia to name just a few.

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! 

Prior gained prominence as Cosette in the Australian premiere of Les Misérables and Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, and has grown to become one of Australia’s favourite leading ladies. She has played lead roles in The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden and countless other productions.

Dodemaide will be Judy Bernly, a newly separated, never worked before, young woman who finds more than just a job at Consolidated Industries. Dodemaide came to the fore playing Dorothy in the national tour of the London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz and her career also includes roles in Chicago, Evita, Anything Goes, Sweet Charity and Singin’ In The Rain amongst others.

Clare is 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! 

Clare’s first starring role was as Scaramouche in the Gordon Frost Organisation’s national tour of We Will Rock You. She has also featured in Heathers the Musical, American Psycho, High Fidelity and American Idiot.

9 To 5 The Musical is produced in Australia by John Frost, Suzanne Jones and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions. The musical is based on the 20th Century Fox picture. 

It was originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt in April 2009. This musical is performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.


VENUE: Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star
SEASON: From 21 April 2020
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Wed-Thu 7pm, Fri-Sat 7.30pm, Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm
PRICES: From $59.90 (Transaction fees apply)
BOOKINGS: or 136 100, Groups 12+ call 1300 889 278

VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre
SEASON: From 25 July 2020
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tue 6:30pm, Wed-Thu 7pm, Fri-Sat 7.30pm, Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm
PRICES: From $69.90 (Transaction fees apply)
BOOKINGS: or 132 849, Groups 12+ call 1300 364 001

NB: Performance times vary weekly   

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