"Joy to the Girls"! Dee Hoty Will Reprise Role of Violet in 9 to 5

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11 Aug 2014

Walnut Street Theatre will launch its upcoming season with 9 to 5, featuring Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty reprising her performance as Violet Newstead, a role she played on the musical's national tour. Performances will begin Sept. 2, prior to an official opening Sept. 10.

Directed by Bruce Lumpkin with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, 9 to 5 will run through Oct. 19 on the Walnut's Mainstage.

Based on the iconic 1980s film of the same name, 9 to 5 features a score by Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick.

Also starring are Amy Bodnar as Doralee Rhodes, Amanda Rose as Judy Bernly, Paul Schoeffler as Franklin Hart, Jr. and Mary Martello as Roz Keith.

9 to 5, according to Walnut Street, "is the hilarious new Broadway show, featuring music and lyrics by Parton. The Oscar, Tony Award and Grammy-nominated songs include her original hit title song, along with 'Backwoods Barbie' and 'Shine Like the Sun.' Pushed to the boiling point in the work place, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there's nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. Brassy, thought-provoking and sprinkled with a little romance, 9 to 5 is a story of friendship, delicious revenge and getting ahead in the Rolodex era."



Rounding out the ensemble are Ben Dibble (Joe), Maria Konstantinidis (Maria), Ben Michael (Dwayne), Ellie Mooney (Margaret), Paul L. Nolan (Tinsworthy/Detective), Owen Pelesh (Bob Enright), Fran Prisco (Dick), Elizabeth Racanelli, Kerri Rose, Matthew Rossoff, Mindy Dougherty (Kathy), Billy D. Hart, Ben Liebert (Josh), Kimberly Maxson and Jenny Piersol (Missy).

Other members of the creative team include Douglass G. Lutz (musical director), Robert Andrew Kovach (set designer), Paul Black (lighting designer), Colleen Grady (costume designer) and Will Pickens (sound designer).

Walnut Street Theatre is located at 825 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA. For more information and tickets, call (215) 574-3550 or (800) 982-2787 or visit WalnutStreetTheatre.org.