Set The Alarm — Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 Musical Is Coming To Sydney

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


When I say ‘Yee’, you say ‘Haw’.

Dolly Parton is bringing the live musical version of her 1980 comedy 9 to 5 to Sydney. The Australian debut of the musical will open at the Capitol Theatre in February next year with tickets on sale later this month.

This is one of many exciting musicals that is coming to Sydney after an extended lockdown. After news that Jagged Little Pill and Phantom of the Opera announcing confirmed dates, this is another iconic show to add to your list.

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5

A much-loved feature on the West End, the musical revolves around the lives of Doralee, Violet and Judy — three ambitious and resourceful workmates who have been pushed to the edge by their egotistical boss Franklin Hart Jnr. The ladies dream up a no holds barred scheme to kidnap their boss and teach him a lesson — with fun, style and pizazz.

An absolute riot, 9 to 5 remains very popular among fans of the American singer-songwriter and multi Grammy award-winner.

The show is mischievous, hilarious and full of heart and just the remedy we need after a tough few months.

Even better — the musical comes with a dazzling score by Dolly Parton herself along with a book by the hit movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick.


“I am beyond excited that we can finally bring this show to Australia,” Dolly Parton said in a statement.

“The response to 9 to 5 from around the world 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 their life.”

Mark your calendars and join the waitlist here.


What: Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5
Where: Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000
When: February 2022

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