9 to 5, The Musical
Music & Lyrics: Dolly Parton
Book: Patricia Resnick
Director: Carl Jordan
Music Director: Nate Riebli
Choreographer: Devin Parker Sullivan
“…Dolly Parton’s retro revenge fantasy is as subtle as a sledgehammer, but its advocacy of workplace equality makes it hard to dislike.” –The Guardian
Think back to the time when women were just entering the workforce in large numbers, armed with shoulder pads, perms and pant suits, hopes and expectations. 9 to 5 is a tale of three such women.
9 to 5 is full of great music and funny moments, but it also exposes how much work is left to be done to achieve equality. It’s our hope that when you walk out of the theater humming songs from the show, you just might be moved to take action!
Cast & Characters
Doralee Rhodes, played by Anne Warren Clark (Dreamgirls,film; High Fidelity, original Broadway cast; Thoroughly Modern Millie national tour), is the warmhearted office beauty that is greatly misjudged by her peers at work.
Violet Newstead, played by Daniella Innocenti Beem(Sweeney Todd, Annie at 6th Street Playhouse) is the hardworking, spunky, veteran of the office who’s dreams of being CEO are held back by her misogynistic boss.
Judy Bernly, played by Julianne Bradbury (Sunset Boulevard, Enchanted April at Sonoma Arts Live) is a recently divorced young woman who is in over her head at her very first job.
Roz Keith, played by Jill Wagoner (George M, Hank Williams: Lost Highway at 6th Street Playhouse), is the goodie-two shoes snitch who is desperately in love with her boss
Franklin Hart Jr. played by Mark Bradbury (Rocky Horror Show, The Producers at 6th Street Playhous e), is the misogynistic head of it all who has only his own best interests in mind
Completing the cast are Ezra Hernandez, Noah Sternhill, Michael Coury Murdock, Stephanie Fields, Mario Herrera, Malia Abayon, Norman Hall, Aja Gianola-Norris, Alanna Weatherby, Austin Aquino Harrison, Bethany Cox, Harriette Pearl Fugitt, Nafe Nafe and Skyler King
Anne Warren Clark
Daniella Innocenti Beem
Daniella Innocenti Beem – “Violet Newstead” – Dani is happy to be back on the 6SP stage and bringing this incredibly fun and still relevant (unfortunately) musical to life. Dani’s resume reads like a who’s who of some of the best roles in musical theater: Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, The Witch in Into the Woods (TBA Winner) Rose in Gypsy (SFBATCC Winner and MTJA Winner), Dolly in Hello Dolly, Paulette in Legally Blonde (TBA-Winner) Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Miss Hannigan in Annie here on the GK Hardt at 6SP, and Adelaide in Guys In Dolls to name just a few. In Bocca Al Lupo e’ In Culo alla Balena!
Julianne Bradbury – “Judy Bernly” Julianne Bradbury was lucky enough to perform in her first community theater production here at 6th Street Playhouse in 2011, and she is very happy to return alongside this talented and dedicated cast and crew. Some of her most fondly remembered roles have been performed on the G.K. Hardt Stage, including Gretchen in Boeing-Boeing, Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Lois Lane in Kiss Me Kate. Other favorite roles in Sonoma County theaters have included Lady Caroline in Enchanted April, Elaine in Arsenic and Old Lace, Jeannie in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (for which she received an SFBACC Award for Principal Actress). Life has provided Julianne with many blessings: a generously supportive family, a fascinating and challenging career, and two delightful fur babies, Prince Zuko and Gracie May.
Jill Wagoner – “Roz” – Jill Wagoner is a veteran of numerous Bay Area stages, having appeared with Verismo Opera, Sonoma Arts Live, 6th Street Playhouse, Ross Valley Players, and Lucky Penny Productions. Her most recent theatrical roles include Banquo in Macbeth, Second Actress in Love, Loss and What I Wore, Miss Pinkerton The Old Maid and the Thief, and the title role in Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End. She has also been a featured concert hall soloist with The Valley Girls, SamAntics, Jarvis Conservatory, Solano Choral Society, Goat Hall Productions, The Opus Project, and Irregular Resolutions. She resides in Glen Ellen.
Mark Bradbury – “Franklin Hart “- Mark is a Santa Rosa native and has been acting in Sonoma County Theaters for the last 20 years. Favorite 6th St. Playhouse roles include. BRAD MAJORS in The Rocky Horror Show, DUKE in The Great American Trailer Park, SIR LANCELOT in Spamalot, FRANZ LIEBKIND in The Producers, CLIFF BRADSHAW in Cabaret, LUMIERE in Beauty and the Beast and many more. Mark is thrilled to be working alongside his wife and best friend whom he met on this very stage 11 years ago.