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

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

The NRACT cast for "9 to 5: The Musical" includes (from left) Mary Reilly as Judy, Mary Beth Hollmann as Violet, and AC Donohue as Doralee (photo by Ashley Lorenz Popio)

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,… Read More ›