After wildly successful seasons in Sydney and Brisbane, Dolly Parton’s smash-hit West End musical, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, had finally arrived in Melbourne and has been an absolute triumph.

Internationally acclaimed and loved by audiences and critics alike, 9 TO 5 plays at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne until 17 September.

Bursting with classic hits from Dolly Parton and matched with timely humor that will have you laughing like never before, this is a musical to be seen!

The perfectly selected cast includes:

Marina Prior plays Violet Newstead, a smart, sassy, and efficient woman who has worked all her life at Consolidated Industries. She has all it takes to run the company but there is one small issue … her boss!

Casey Donovan is Judy Bernly, a newly separated, never worked before young woman who finds more than just a job at Consolidated Industries.

Erin Clare plays Doralee Rhodes, a ‘don’t mess with me’ well-brought-up, bright, and beautiful country gal. She may look like a pushover but is anything but!

Caroline O’Connor is busy-body Roz Keith, the administration assistant who is fiercely – and unrequitedly – in love with her controlling boss, Franklin Hart Jnr. played by Eddie Perfect.

Completing the cast are Lily Baulderstone, Ana Maria Belo, Zoe Coppinger, Mia Dabkowski-Chandler, Ben Gillespie, Emma Hawthorne, James Haxby, Emma Johns, Jay Johns, Ethan Jones, Antonia Marr, Josh Mulheran, Tom New, Jake O’Brien, Matthew Prime, Jackson Reedman, Jordan Tomljenovic and Jessica Vellucci.

“I am so excited that 9 TO 5 is finally opening in Melbourne,” said Dolly Parton. “I know the Australian fans will get a real kick out of this musical like people from other parts of the world have!” Producers John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia, Suzanne Jones, and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions said, “We’re thrilled to this hilarious and joyful show from Superstar Dolly Parton to Melbourne.

With our incredibly talented cast, led by Marina, Casey, Erin, Caroline, and Eddie, audiences are having a fantastic time and loving Dolly’s new songs. Join us for 9 TO 5. It will be the most fun you’ll have all year!”

“If you’re looking for a fun night out , this is it.” – The Sunday Mail

“Double the fun of the film and what a cast!” – Sydney Morning Herald

“The finest escapism you could hope for” – Australian Financial Review

“The best musical to hit Australia ever” – Dave Hughes, 2DAY-FM

A sensation on the West End and inspired by the hit film, the musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet, and Judy, three enterprising workmates pushed to the edge by their mean-spirited boss Franklin Hart Jnr. Resorting to wit, comradery, and cunning, they dream up a no holds barred scheme to kidnap and turn the tables on their controlling supervisor in the most hilariously defiant of ways.

The only question is, will the feisty trio manage to change the office culture to reach their full potential – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? With a sparkling score by Dolly Parton and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, 9 TO 5 is the quintessential feel-good show for the times. Full of mischief, laughter, and affection, it’s gold carat fun!

Set the alarm for a great night out at Dolly Parton’s joyous smash-hit musical 9 TO 5, featuring knock-out songs and high-flying ambitions. 9 TO 5 is pure gold carat fun!

The Australian Government is supporting 9 TO 5 through its $200 million Restart Investment to

Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, a program that is providing financial assistance to arts and entertainment companies affected by COVID-19.

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture. Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April
2009. Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.


Venue: State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne

Season: From 10 July

Performance Times: Wed -Thurs 7pm, Fri-Sat 7.30pm, Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm

Prices: From $69.00 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings: or phone 1300 182 183

Groups 8+ call 1300 889 278