Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photo Flash: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Celebrates Opening Night at Marriott Theatre

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical has come to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The production, which began performances on August 14 and opened on August 21, will run through October 13. Based on the smash 1980 film, 9 to 5, The Musical is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. The musical features the blockbuster title song plus a jubilant Tony Award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, The Marriott Theatre production will be directed by 11 time Jeff Award-winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities!

When three unlikely friends take control of the office and put their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" of a boss in his place, they learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. The original 9 to 5 film, which starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, is the 20th highest grossing comedy movie of all time and has been named to the American Film Institute's list of "100 Funniest Movies". Dolly Parton's title song, "9 to 5," received two Grammy Awards, an Academy Award nomination and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Artists of America.

Starring in 9 to 5, The Musical is Jeff Award-winner Kelli Cramer as "Violet Newstead" (Marriott Theatre: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, NUNSENSE, DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, THE NEW YORKERS, HEARTBEATS; Drury Lane Theatre: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN), Jeff Award-winner Susan Moniz as "Judy Bernly" (The Marriott Theatre's World Premiere production of NOW AND FOREVER, CAROUSEL, SHOWBOAT, WEST SIDE STORY, KING AND I, KISMET, PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, SWING, INTO THE WOODS, Chicago Shakespeare's FOLLIES and "Sandy" and "Rizzo" in Broadway's GREASE), Alexandra Palkovic as "Doralee Rhodes" (Marriott Theatre: SOUTH PACIFIC, LEGALLY BLONDE, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE; Drury Lane Theatre: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN), and James Moye as "Franklin Hart, Jr." (Broadway/Off-Broadway: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RAGTIME, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, THE FULL MONTY, URINETOWN, FAR FROM HEAVEN, HAPPINESS).

The cast of 9 to 5, The Musical also includes James Moye as "Franklin Hart", Marya Grandy as "Roz Keith", Ben Jacoby as "Joe" and Roger Anderson as "Tinsworthy". With Brian Bohr, Robin Alexis Childress, Bryan Howard Conner, Devin DeSantis, Jerry Galante, Ericka Mac, Christine Mild, Natalie Myre, Laura Savage, Holly Stauder, Richard Strimer, Stef Tovar, J. Tyler Whitmer, Brandi Wooten and Melissa Zaremba.

Lead Artistic Director Aaron Thielen heads the Artistic Team for 9 to 5, The Musical with Music Direction by Ryan T. Nelson. The design team includes Set Design by Tom Ryan, Costume Design by Nancy Missimi, Lighting Design by Jesse Klug, Sound Design by Bob Gilmartin and Props Design by Sally Weiss. Patti Garwood conducts the Marriott Theatre Orchestra.

To reserve tickets, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200. Visit www.MarriottTheatre.com for more information.



Chicago Will Offer $11 Million in Grants to Nonprofit Arts Organizations Photo
$11 million in grants will be distributed to nonprofit arts organizations in Chicago. Grants are expected to range from $10,000 to $250,000.

Review: LADY DAY AT EMERSONS BAR AND GRILL at Mercury Theater Chicago Photo
What did our critic think of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL at Mercury Theater Chicago? To say Alexis J. Roston's performance as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL is a masterclass in acting and singing is no exaggeration. Roston gives the kind of lived-in, seamless performance that only comes from knowing the material intimately well, and indeed, it's a role she's played many times before.

VIDEO: Eric Einhorn Discussing the Production of HANSEL & GRETEL Photo
Based on the beloved fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, HANSEL AND GRETEL gets a whimsical makeover in this popular production. Watch director Eric Einhorn bringing this production to life on stage.

VODE: Get A First Look At Marriott Theatres With BIG FISH, The Musical Photo
The Marriott Theatre's 2023 season launches with the family-friendly musical adventure, BIG FISH, now on stage through March 19, 2023. Get a first look at the production.


More Hot Stories For You


Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for CHLORINE SKY at Steppenwolf TheatrePhotos: Go Inside Rehearsals for CHLORINE SKY at Steppenwolf Theatre
February 3, 2023

Get a first look at the Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ world premiere adaptation of Chlorine Sky, by Mahogany L. Browne.

The Den Presents THE DEN'S BEST on The Heath Mainstage This MonthThe Den Presents THE DEN'S BEST on The Heath Mainstage This Month
February 3, 2023

The Den Theatre is pleased to present The Den’s Best, a showcase of Chicago’s most talented comedians, musicians, improvisors and more on Thursday, February 9 and Thursday, February 19 at 7:15 pm on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

Northlight Theatre Extends ANDY WARHOL IN IRANNorthlight Theatre Extends ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN
February 3, 2023

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, has announced the extension of Andy Warhol in Iran by Brent Askari, directed by BJ Jones. Five performances have been added, now running through February 26, 2023, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie.           

Otherworld Theatre Adds New Shows To 10th Anniversary SeasonOtherworld Theatre Adds New Shows To 10th Anniversary Season
February 2, 2023

Otherworld Theatre Company, the premier science fiction and fantasy production company in North America, has announced new additions and confirmed dates for the first half of their 2023 season, throughout which the theatre celebrates its tenth anniversary year. 

Music Theater Works Announces Cast And Creative Team For AVENUE QMusic Theater Works Announces Cast And Creative Team For AVENUE Q
February 2, 2023

Music Theater Works has announced the cast and creative team for the first production in its 43rd season, Avenue Q in the North Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, March 9 - April 2.