The First National Tour of
9 to 5:
JOSEPH MAHOWALD, KRISTINE ZBORNIK
and DIANA DEGARMO
TX…The producers of 9 to 5: The
Musical have announced the cast for the First
National Tour, brought to the Music Hall at Fair Park by
Dallas Summer Musicals, presented by Comerica Bank, May
18-29. Tickets, priced from $20-$85, are on sale now at
The Box Office, 542 Preston Royal Shopping Center, or
any Ticketmaster outlet; online at
www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling
9 to 5:
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.
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
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:
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.
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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.
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
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.
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, Patrick
Boyd, Paul Castree, Holly Davis,
Janet Dickinson Madeleine Doherty,
Marjorie Failoni, Gregg Goodbrod, K.J.
Hippensteel, Jesse J.P. Johnson,
Michelle Marmolejo, April Nixon, Ryah
Nixon, Rick Pessagno, Wayne Schroder,
Micah Shepard and Travis Waldschmidt.