Dolly Parton has announced that her smash hit musical, 9 To 5 The Musical, will premiere in Australia next year.
The country music legend confirmed that the West End production will premiere at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in April 2020, after opening in LA in 2008, Broadway in 2009 and the UK this past January.
“I am beyond excited to be bringing this show to Australia,” Parton said.
“The response from the UK to 9 To 5 The Musical has been incredible. The overwhelmingly positive fan reaction to this universal story tickles every rhinestone on my body!
“I can’t wait for more people throughout Australia to have a good ole singalong, and the time of your life.”
Inspired by the famous 1980 film with lyrics and music written by Parton, 9 To 5 The Musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy, three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.
As well as picking up four Tony nominations in 2009, the musical also received a Grammy nomination the same year for Best Musical Show Album.
Tickets go on tomorrow (13 September); for more details, click here.