Bailey Hanks leads the Roxy Regional Theatre's 30th Season with 9 to 5: The Musical, opening Friday, September 14, at 8pm.
Hanks, the winner of MTV's "The Search for Elle Woods" and star of Broadway's Legally Blonde, takes on the Dolly Parton role in this musical comedy based on the film also starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
"9 to 5" also features Lital Abrahams (recently off of a Legally Blonde run alongside Hanks) as Judy, Amanda Morgan (last seen on the Roxy stage as Elsa in The Sound of Music) as Violet, and Colin Ryan (who made his Roxy debut last season as Leontes in The Winter's Tale) as Franklin Hart, Jr. Rounding out the cast are Jama Bowen, Ryan Bowie, Matt Casey, Kaitlin Doughty, Emily Eden, Michelle Foletta, TEd Jones, John McDonald, Rob Rodems, Jill Twiss and Matt Varelia. The musical is directed by Tom Thayer and choreographed by Jessica Davidson.
This production is made possible in part through the generous support of Legends Bank. Additional funding support is provided by Clarksville Fencing, Couture Crush, Edward's Steakhouse, F&M Bank, 5 Star Radio Group, Fort Campbell MWR, Ingredients, Kathryn Olita of Batson Nolan PLC Attorneys at Law, The Loft at Mildred and Mable's, Mildred and Mable's, New South Coffee Company, Planters Bank, Regions Bank, Sango Village Florist, Thrive Creative Group, Valerie Hunter-Kelly.
"9 to 5" runs September 14 through October 13, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday, September 22. Tickets are $25 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931)645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9am to 2pm, Monday through Friday).
Friday, September 14, is our traditional pay-what-you-can preview of "9 to 5". All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for whatever amount patrons are able to pay.
Saturday, September 15, is the 30th Anniversary Roxy Gala, celebrating three decades of live entertainment on the corner of Franklin and First. Beginning at 6pm with a silent auction of local art, patrons will enjoy a delectable dinner by The Bound'ry at 6:30pm, featuring filet of beef and crab cakes, tuna and raspberry salad, mushroom demi, parmesan roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, an array of desserts, and wine by Beachaven Winery. At 7:30pm, patrons will move into the theatre for a live art auction led by Sammy Stuard, followed by a performance of 9 to 5: The Musical.
Saturday, September 22, marks the Roxy's inaugural "Wine & Theatre Night," during which patrons can enjoy the best of Beachaven Winery and light comestibles along with the 8pm performance. At this performance (as well as at the Friday, October 5, performance), the Roxy will host a pre-show talk at 7:30pm entitled "History of Dolly Parton: Life, Music and Career" by Keith Wright, the National Tourism Sales Manager at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, and tour guide at both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Studio B. Tickets are $40.