Dolly Parton at the Parkway Playhouse!?

You read that right and you are hearing it here first! 

Dolly Parton will be making her Parkway Playhouse debut in 2012 as the theatre will be adding the Broadway musical  9 to 5 to the Parkway Playhouse Season line up.  (It will replace the previously announced production of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN). 

9 TO 5 The MUSICAL  is of course based on  the classic film comedy that featured Dolly Parton in her film debut and includes a whole score of new songs from Dolly, as well as the famous classic title song.   It is set in 1979 and follows the adventures of three secretaries (that’s what they were called back then) as they take out a hilarious (and justifiable) bit of revenge on their lying, hypocritical, sexist, egotistical, boss Mr. Hart.  Filled with lots of sass, laughs, and great music this is definitely a musical to “whoop it up” about. 

Additionally the wildly successful Asheville based playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten will have their newest comedy MAMA WON’T FLY  added to the Parkway Playhouse 2012 season!   

 An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly.

With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive across country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama’s vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another extraordinary complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced traveling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond.

Look for more information and annoucements (including Auditions times)   about the 2012 Season at the Parkway Playhouse season.

(Theatre tickets make GREAT gifts and you can get them for the theatre lover in your life by calling  (828-682-4285) or emailing the theatre ( now.


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Parkway Playhouse, located in the Appalachian town of Burnsville, NC, is a haven of theatre talent. While people come to the mountains to get away, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect. Likewise, we are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, and, foremost, storytelling. By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining. Together we reimagine the world in every live performance, creating dynamic conversations that last far beyond the curtain call. This blog is will feature stories, helpful information, insight and features about the performances.

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