North Carolina Theatre Returns to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, with a Delightful, Bubbly, and Frothy Rendition of 9 to 5 The Musical

Stars include (from left) Sara Jean Ford as Judy, Lauren Kennedy as Violet, and Ryah Nixon as Doralee (photo by Curtis Scott Brown)

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the first full show from the North Carolina Theatre in 18 months. I’m not sure they could have chosen a better show to get us back to the stage. 9 to 5 The Musical is a bubbly and frothy confection that has a wide-ranging appeal for young… Continue reading North Carolina Theatre Returns to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, with a Delightful, Bubbly, and Frothy Rendition of 9 to 5 The Musical

NC Theatre’s 9 to 5 Is as Delightful as Dolly Parton

Set in 1979 and narrated by none other than musical legend Dolly Parton herself (via video), NC Theatre’s 9 to 5 burst onto the stage last night. The musical, which is based on the 1980 film and which features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, is every bit as big, bold, and beautiful as the… Continue reading NC Theatre’s 9 to 5 Is as Delightful as Dolly Parton

Women Are Liberated in “9 to 5: The Musical” at NRACT!

Dolly Parton greets us from a screen located at the back of the stage, introducing the musical version (for which she wrote the songs and lyrics) of the original 1980 movie with script by Patricia Resnick and director Colin Higgins, in which she co-starred. With spunky direction and choreography by James Ilsley, North Raleigh Arts… Continue reading Women Are Liberated in “9 to 5: The Musical” at NRACT!

Colorful, Crazy, and Fabulous… “9 to 5” at NRACT Is Absolutely Flawless

Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 to 5, now onstage at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre and under the always-fun direction and choreography of James Ilsley, tells the story of a trio of women who, in 1979, stand up to their sexist boss with hilarious results. As the play opens,… Continue reading Colorful, Crazy, and Fabulous… “9 to 5” at NRACT Is Absolutely Flawless