9 to 5: The Musical Opens in Nashville

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The national touring version of 9 to 5: The Musical opened in Nashville last night (Sept. 21) and Dolly Parton, the show's creator, was among those in attendance.

The show, which premiered last year on Broadway and which garnered a Grammy nomination and four Tony nominations, will run through Sept. 26 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center before heading to venues nationwide beginning next week.

Dolly wrote the music for the stage version of the 1980 movie of the same name in which she co-starred with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

American Idol finalist Diana DeGarmo has been cast in the role of feisty secretary Doralee Rhodes, Dolly's role in the film. The musical tells the tale of three co-workers who have had enough of their sexist, egotistical boss and find a way to turn the tables on him.

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