The movie-inspired musical ‘9 to 5’ is coming to the Arts Center


A classic workplace comedy jumps off the screen and onto the stage with Carroll County Community Theatre’s 9 to 5: The Musicalat the Carrollton Center for the Arts, March 4-6 and 11-13.

“It’s been almost two years since our community theater has performed a musical at the arts center,” said Superintendent of Arts Tim Chapman. “I have never seen a cast work harder than this. The show has beautiful music, great acting and dancing, amazing sets and lighting, special effects and a very special message from a famous, beloved singer.

In the play, based on the 1980 film starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, office manager Violet Newstead (Terri Ducker) joins her co-workers – frazzled divorcee Judy Bernly (Abigail Dawkins) and secretary Doralee Rhodes (Ginna Blair) – to turn the tide on their bigoted, sexist, selfish, lying, hypocritical boss.

“When I was approached to direct this production, I remembered that the movie was funny but dated,” said show director Patrick Yuran. “But I read the script and realized it wasn’t dated at all. Some of the same issues we faced in 1980 still exist today, but in different forms. The film and the musical wrap the story and its message of equality in a witty script and the music captures the emotional journey of the characters.The difficult themes are painfully relevant today.

On opening night, the center will hold a Dolly Parton lookalike contest with prizes and a walk on stage at the end of the show. Buy tickets, register and learn more about carrolltonarts.com/performances.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth 12 and under and can be purchased online at carrolltonarts.comby phone at 770-838-1083 or at the center box office at 251 Alabama Street.

This production of 9 to 5: The Musical is sponsored by United Community Bank.

Some scenes contain mature content – parental guidance suggested

What: 9 to 5: The Musical

When: March 4, 5, 11, 12 / 7:30 p.m.

March 6 & 13 / 2 p.m.

Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts

For questions about this performance or the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call (770) 838-1083.