1st Show of the 75th Anniversary Season: 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL


We are thrilled to announce the return of live shows at the Barn Theatre with  DOLLY PARTON'S 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

Opening Tuesday, July 6 at 8:00 PM, Playing through July 18

Music & lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the Twentieth Century Fox Film

Directed by Patrick Hunter & Produced by Brendan Ragotzy

We invite you to the feisty and outrageous 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL. Based on the 1980 hit Twentieth Century Fox film of the same name, it broke box office records and glass ceilings.

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Barn Theatre School 2021 production of 9 to 5 The MUSICAL Jul 6 - 18, 2021
L to R: Penelope Alex as Violet, Robert Newman as Franklin Hart, Kayla Gerogosian as Judy, Melissa Cotton Hunter as Doralee.

9 TO 5, set in the late seventies, the Broadway musical adaptation follows three very different women all employed by mega-company Consolidated. The three women are Violet Newstead (Barn leading lady, Penelope Alex), a strong-willed longtime employee frequently passed over for promotion because of her gender, Judy Bernly (First year apprentice, Kayla Gerogosian), a mousy divorcee entering the workforce for the first time, and Doralee Rhodes (Barn Favorite, Melissa Cotton Hunter), a sexy, sassy Southern spitfire frequently misunderstood by her coworkers. The trio is at the mercy of manipulative misogynist boss Franklin Hart Jr (Guest Star Robert Newman). When Violet, Judy and Doralee have finally had enough, they concoct a half-cocked plan to kidnap Hart and hold him hostage in his own home while they get the ultimate revenge. But will their plot work? And can a team of secretaries really get ahead in the impenetrable boy’s club that is 9 to 5’s office hell?

9 TO 5 opened on Broadway in 2009, receiving 15 Drama Desk nominations and 4 Tony nominations. In 2010 the US tour launched concluding after a 10-month run throughout the country. In 2019, 9 TO 5 opened on the West End starting has a limited engagement that was then extended until it was closed in 2020 due to COVID-19. 9 TO 5 was slated to open in Australia in April of 2020, but due to COVID-19 it was indefinitely postponed. The show was based off the hit 1980 film of the same name, which starred Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and the stage show’s composer/lyricist Dolly Parton. The film was success and even led to a spin-off series that ran for five seasons.

9 TO 5 The Musical is directed by Patrick Hunter, set designed by Steven Lee Burright, and costumes designed by Melanie Wehrmacher, with music direction Chris Gray, and choreography by Melissa Cotton Hunter. Technical Direction and Properties are designed by Sam Rudy. Lights are designed by Michael McShane. Sound has been designed by Spencer Wooley. Garrylee McCormick is hair/wig master.

The Barn Theatre’s production of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is sponsored by Outfront Media.

9 TO 5 is rated PG-13 for language and mild, simulated drug use.

The Rehearsal Shed & Bar Show

Enjoy refreshments in the Rehearsal Shed Lounge with friends before the show, during intermission, and after the actors have taken their final bows. Take in our cabaret-style show after the main stage performances while satisfying cravings with some light snacks.

Make Bar Show reservations online for the entire summer. No need to wait in line before the show!

2021 Property Improvements

The Barn has added two more exciting additions coming this summer.

  1. In addition to the Rehearsal Shed, the Barn has recently opened Miss Penelope’s Saloon! Open before and during the show for patrons to grab a drink, and, NEW THIS SEASON, you can now bring into the theatre
  2. A new pizza kitchen, Back 40 Pizza, will be freshly made and served before, during, and after the show.
  3. The Silo Museum & Gift Shop will soon be open on the property as well.

Location & Ticket Details

The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta. Tickets range from $41-$49 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Group rates are available. The Box Office is open every day from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. To reserve tickets, call (269) 731-4121 or buy them online here.