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Nashville Repertory Theatre Performs Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: the Musical 

Nashville Repertory Theatre is back at TPAC, opening their 39th Season with the 9 to 5: the Musical. It’s based on the classic 1980 comedy film featuring the eponymous song in the title sequence, written and performed by Dolly Parton. If you missed the movie and when the song went viral a few years ago, here it is: The film is odd, hilarious, relatable, and unfortunately still relevant. This musical adaptation was written by one of the movie’s original screenwriters, Patricia Resnick, and the songs are by Dolly Parton. 

The musical follows the journey of Doralee, Violet, and Judy, three women who unite against their sexist, lying, hypocritical, egotistical, bigoted boss. Fueled by a shared desire for change, the trio embark on a mission to take back control of their lives, and which quickly spins out of control.         

“What I love most about this production is the enormous fun of the show – the incredible performers, big dance numbers, and gorgeous designs – but with a deep message: we are empowered in our unity, and we can change things that aren’t right,” says director Beki Baker, who previously directed A Christmas Carol and the REPaloud of The Revolutionists

9 to 5 the Musical will be at the TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater September 8th to 17th. For details regarding tickets and performance schedules visit

Megan Murphy Chambers, Allyson A. Robinson, Mariah Parris, and Geoffrey Davin – Photo by Chad Driver


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