9 to 5: The Musical

9 to 5: The Musical

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by Dolly Parton
     
 

Dolly Parton's country crossover hit "9 to 5" has become a staple of pop radio and karaoke set lists because of its indelible chorus and lyrics that any working stiff can relate to. On this original cast album of the musical (based on the movie), the song gets the Broadway treatment, augmented with extra measures for maximum dramatic effect and multiple singing parts.… See more details below

Overview

Dolly Parton's country crossover hit "9 to 5" has become a staple of pop radio and karaoke set lists because of its indelible chorus and lyrics that any working stiff can relate to. On this original cast album of the musical (based on the movie), the song gets the Broadway treatment, augmented with extra measures for maximum dramatic effect and multiple singing parts. The effect is not quite the same as hearing Dolly's pert-n-populist rendition, but it is a vivid reimagining with the same spunky attitude as the original. The rest of the numbers, written by Parton, are pure cornball, but delightfully so in most cases. Allison Janney strikes just the right brassy tone on "Around Here" and Marc Kudisch and Stephanie Block create heat on the slinky "The Dance o' Death." Megan Hilty has the appropriately theatrical twang for Parton's previously recorded "Backwoods Barbie." "Get Out and Stay Out" is a somewhat ordinary piano ballad fleshed out with Block's powerful and expressive vocals. The rest of the songs seem thin without an accompanying visual spectacle, but for fans of the Broadway show, the album is a solid memento of a fun evening at the theater.

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Editorial Reviews

USA Today - Elysa Gardner
The country icon...has injected plenty of twang into the score. But there are also ballads that wouldn't be out of place in most contemporary, pop-influenced musicals and nods to Tin Pan Alley and '70s funk.
New York Post - Elizabeth Vicentelli
It shouldn't surprise anybody [Dolly]'s taken so well to the stage: She's always been a storyteller first and foremost. Her countrified pop, enhanced by fiddle and pedal-steel guitar, fits perfectly on Broadway. Of all the mainstream artists who've tried their hand at show music in the past few years, she may be the most convincing.
The Associated Press - Michael Kuchwara
[Dolly] has a simple, direct way with lyrics and a beguiling sense of melody whether it's country twang, gospel, rhythm 'n' blues, power ballad or sentimental love song.
The Guardian - Ed Pilkington
The greatest triumph of the night was that the film has been reinvented as a musical so successfully.
Chicago Tribune
The lovable ballad "Backwoods Barbie" [is] Parton's charming, autobiographical, country ode to how neither a rural origin nor a double D-cup prevents a sharp mind.
New York Daily News - Joe Dziemianowicz
What's fresh and original are Dolly Parton’s bouncy, big-hearted songs, which accompany the familiar title tune.... "I Just Might" [is] a bright, optimistic ballad. The best number, "Change It," is about the office but really addresses larger issues, and makes the show shine.
Variety - David Rooney
The wry self-validation of "Backwoods Barbie," the delicate optimism of "I Just Might," the upbeat resilience of "Shine Like the Sun" and take-charge attitude of "Change It" all reveal the songwriter's authentic personality, and 9 to 5 is at its most winning when these numbers focus attention squarely on the women battling for a fair deal in an unequal-opportunity environment.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/2009
Label:
Dolly Records
UPC:
0613481019807
catalogNumber:
1980

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dolly Parton   Indexed Contributor
Aaron Heick   Reeds
Bob Millikan   Trumpet
Karen Murphy   Vocals
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
John Putnam   Guitar
Christopher Cardona   Violin
Dave Riekenberg   Reeds
Antoine Silverman   Violin
Kathy Fitzgerald   Vocals
Hiroko Taguchi   Violin
Marc Kudisch   Vocals
Paul Castree   Vocals
Allison Janney   Vocals
Ann Harada   Vocals
Stephen Oremus   Conductor
Ioana Alfonso   Vocals
Stephanie J. Block   Vocals
Karen Murphy   Vocals
Andy Karl   Vocals
Dan Cooney   Vocals
Lisa Howard   Vocals
Justin Bohon   Vocals
Michael Aarons   Guitar
Ben Cohn   Keyboards
Neil Haskell   Vocals
Jeremy Davis   Vocals
Megan Hilty   Vocals
Michael Mindlin   Vocals
Timothy George Anderson   Vocals
Maia Nkenge Wilson   Vocals
Brandi Wooten   Vocals
Autumn Guzzardi   Vocals
Van Hughes   Vocals
Susan Perelman   Violin
Michael X. Martin   Vocals
Tory Ross   Vocals
Timothy George Anderson   Vocals
Neil Haskell   Vocals
Dan Cooney   Vocals
Michael Mindlin   Vocals
Maia Nkenge Wilson   Vocals
Wayne Schroder   Vocals
Kathy Fitzgerald   Vocals
Lisa Howard   Vocals
Jeremy Davies   Vocals
Van Hughes   Vocals
Timothy George Anderson   Vocals
Neil Haskell   Vocals
Michael Mindlin   Vocals
Kathy Fitzgerald   Vocals
Justin Bohon   Vocals
Jodie Moore   Keyboards
Jessica Lea Patty   Vocals
Charlie Pollock   Vocals
Amy Ralske   Cello
Tory Ross   Vocals
Jake Schwartz   Guitar
Vincent Della Rocca   Reeds
David Mancuso   Percussion
Maia Nkenge Wilson   Vocals
Sean McDaniel   Drums
Brian 'Fletch' Pareschi   Trumpet
Jeremy Davis   Vocals
Matt Gallagher   Keyboards
Lisa Howard   Vocals

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Bruce Coughlin   Orchestration
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
John Ritter   Cover Art
Alex Lacamoire   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Audio Production,Dance Arrangement
Stephen Oremus   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production,Music Direction
Kevin Stites   Arranger
Alex Venguer   Engineer
Charles du Chateau   Arranger
Robert Greenblatt   Executive Producer
Patricia Resnick   Liner Notes,Book
Robert Greenblatt   Executive Producer
Patricia Resnick   Liner Notes,Book
John Ritter   Cover Art
Charles DuChateau   Arranger
Patricia Resnick   Liner Notes
Charles Duchateau   Arranger

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