Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun Fact of the Day: A Revised 9 to 5 Does Well on Tour

We all know that my love for 9 to 5 the musical by Dolly Parton was serious when the show was on Broadway. But it got poor reviews, was snubbed for any TONY awards, and was overall a big fat flop. And I was very upset when the show closed. But the show has since been revised for the touring company starring American Idol alum Diana DeGarmo as Doralee Rhodes, the Parton role played by Megan Hilty on Broadway. A new director and choreographer and a new design team were hired to overhaul what even I can now admit, was kind of the Broadway hot mess of 2009. The new production is more streamlined and features a less obtrusive set. Dolly even joins the cast, well at least on video screen she does, to welcome the audience and provide narration. I still love the show and I am so happy that it has been getting good reviews on tour and wish it the best of luck! Click below to read the reviews from the tour's first two stops in Nashville and Atlanta.

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