Friday, November 16, 2007

"Atta, girl!"

It's official. The date has been set.

And with it, I will probably be making my first ever trip to Los Angeles, so that I can see it!

Y'all...

Dolly Parton's musical version of
"9 to 5" is set to open at the Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2008.


According to the article I read...

The musical will star Allison Janney in the Tomlin role, Stephanie J. Block in Fonda's part and Megan Hilty in Parton's role as a sexy executive secretary.

Franklin Hart will be played by Marc Kudisch. And the director is Joe Mantello.

Joe Mantello, y'all! The man who directed WICKED! Most recently, he directed THE RITZ at the Roundabout.

This musical is in SUPREMELY good hands. Great hands, in fact.

And according to the Center Theatre Group artistic director Michael Ritchie...

"I will say this about Dolly Parton, she is unbelievable in her (theater) skills. She really understands the Broadway idiom. It's this great mix between her own personal style and sort of a classic Broadway show. The score sounds great."

I can't wait!

You know if this show moves to Broadway that there will be a Tony Award ceremony in the very near future which Dolly will host alongside rows of rows of chorus boys who will open the show by singing...

"Hello, Dolly. Well, hello Dolly.
It's so nice to have you back where you belong!"

Thanks to That Skinny Blonde Chick for telling me about this! You're the best!

As for the title of this post...



13 comments:

Aaron said...

"Ah need a DRINK, Roz--Ah'm takin' the REST o' the day OFF!"

I didn't understand what that sentence meant until I started working...

Holy merde! :-)

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - How much do I love you for knowing "Holy merde!"!?!? THIS MUCH!!!

"I've killed the boss! You think they're not gonna fire me for a thing like that!?!"

Catty Bitch said...

I wanted to convert this movie to a musical in 199-fucking 6.

Boo me.

Aaron said...

It's OK, Catty...let's do a parody of "The Faculty" or "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" instead...somehow I think they'd both make funny musicals.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog, Stephen. It always makes me smile!

Rob

Doug said...

Skinny 'n' Sweet...

Rid-o-Rat...

OMG, I've always LOVED this movie!

What a fun musical it will make!

Stephen Rader said...

catty bitch & Aaron - I can't wait to see TINGLE: THE MUSICAL!!

Rob - Thanks!! Tell us more about you, Rob. Single? Wanna date a bald blogger? :)

Doug - I know! "It looked just like Skinny 'n' Sweet... except for the little skull and crossbones on the label..."

Shirley Heezgay! said...

La-huv it!

You're going to have a fun time in LA.

You've just gotta do lunch at The Ivy, take a quick flick through the shops on Robertson after lunch, and then head to The Abbey in WeHo for the best cosmo martinis and people watching.

roborange said...

I wish I were going! I would love to see the show.

Stay "Skinny & Pretty",
RobO

JOE * to * HELL said...

margaret the lush has always been an american hero to me

can anyone explain what a "broadway idiom" is? it sounds like some high fallutin; theater queen BS. but who cares.....i'm all over this bitch

Stephen Rader said...

Shirley Heezgay - I know that I will have fun in LA a year from now, because I have YOU serving as Julie, my Cruise Director!!! Thank you!

roborange - It's a year from now. Make plans an take in Dolly's takeover of Broadway alongside me. :)

joe*to*hell - Saying that Dolly understands the "Broadway idiom" is pretentious way of saying that this gal from the Smokey Mountains knows how to write a showtune. Why the queen that was quoted couldn't just say that is beyond me.

And I'm all over this bitch right there with you!

Dana said...

Happy to oblige, Stephen. When you coming to London?

Stephen Rader said...

Dana - Don't tempt me! London is one of my cities and I have a feeling that if I traveled there at my current age, I would probably never leave. But visiting you does sound like a Hell of a lot of fun!