9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Casting Announced, Plays Fox Theatre 2/8-20

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Casting Announced, Plays Fox Theatre 2/8-20

The producers of 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL are pleased to announce the cast for the First National Tour that stops at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis for a two-week engagement February 8-20, 2011.

Tickets for 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL are available at the Fox Theatre box office, online at metrotix.com, MetroTix charge by phone at 314-534-1111 and MetroTix outlets. Ticket prices start at $24 and are subject to change; please refer to fabulousfox.com for current pricing. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 314-535-2900.

Dee Hoty will play the role of Violet. She has earned three Tony nominations for her starring roles in Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and The Will Rogers Follies. Dee starred on Broadway and in eight major U.S. cities as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! Performing on and off-Broadway, she toured the country and has been involved in many pre-Broadway workshops. She has appeared in "Law & Order", "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and numerous television and film appearances.

The role of Judy will be played by Mamie Parris whose Broadway credits include the Tony-Nominated revival of Ragtime, 110 In the Shade and the Tony-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. She turned the road pink in the First National Tour of Legally Blonde the Musical, has sung with the Radio City Rockettes, toured with country music icon Kenny Rogers, and participated in over a dozen readings with students of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Joseph Mahowald is the unsuspecting Franklin Hart, Jr. Joseph has appeared on Broadway in title roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Javert in Les Miz and Chiefton O'Flaherty in The Pirate Queen. He has performed off-Broadway and in several national tours, was a soloist with major symphonies around the world and has been on all the NY soaps. Some
of his extensive regional credits include being a founding member of the artistic company of Tennessee Repertory and appeared in leading roles in numerous productions.

Comic, actress and cabaret performer Kristine Zbornik has been cast for the role of Roz. Kristine performed on Broadway in A Catered Affair and Off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway, Mama Mia and Man of LaMancha.

"American Idol" finalist, Diana DeGarmo has been cast in the role of Doralee Rhodes, made famous by the queen of country music and iconic songwriter, musician, movie star and entrepreneur Dolly Parton. Diana gained overnight fame, at age 16, as a runner-up on the third season of television's No. 1 series, "American Idol". Broadway credits include Hair, Hairspray and Brooklyn: The Musical and starred in the off-Broadway musical The Toxic Avenger. DeGarmo was born in Birmingham, AL, raised in Snellville, GA, and currently has a home and resides in Nashville where she continues to co-write and perform in and around the area.

Rounding out the cast is Jane Blass, Paul Castree, Janet Dickinson, Madeleine Doherty, Natalie Charlê Ellis, Marjorie Failoni, Gregg Goodbrod, K.J. Hippensteel, Jesse J.P. Johnson, Michelle Marmolejo, April Nixon, Ryah Nixon, Rick Pessagno, Mark Raumaker, Wayne Schroder, Micah Shepard and Travis Waldschmidt.

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. This is the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business... it's about getting credit and getting even.

This new musical comedy, direct from Broadway, is based on the hit movie and features Dolly Parton's original hit title song along with her new Tony Award® and Grammy-nominated score. The book is by Patricia Resnick (co-writer of the original screenplay). The touring production will be directed and choreographed by Tony nominated, Jeff Calhoun. "I met Dolly Parton as a chorus kid dancing in the film ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' only a few years after ‘9 to 5' was already a hit movie. It was a thrill to work with her then and an honor and privilege to be entrusted to direct and choreograph this exciting new tour of 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL" said Mr. Calhoun. The co-choreographer is Lisa Stevens, scenic design by Ken Foy, costume design by five time Tony Award® winner, William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award winner, Ken Billington, sound design by Steve Kennedy, orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, music supervision by Stephen Oremus and casting by Telsey + Company.

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is based on the 20th Century Fox Picture. The tour is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International and by Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Fox Theatricals and Theatre Under The Stars.

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL takes the stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 8-20, 2011. Performance times are Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8pm; Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2pm and Sunday, February 13 at 7:30pm. There is also a weekday matinee on Thursday, February 17 at 1pm. Ticket prices start at $24 and are subject to change; please refer to fabulousfox.com for current pricing. Tickets are now available at the Fox Theatre box office, online at metrotix.com, by phone at 314-534-1111 and MetroTix outlets. Group discounts are available by calling 314-535-2900. The Fabulous Fox Theatre is located in Grand Center at 527 N. Grand Blvd. 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series and is sponsored by American Airlines.

For more information visit www.9to5themusical.com.

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