Monday, November 1, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Musical Review

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Johnny and I went to a Best of Broadway Musical this past week. We saw 9 to 5, the Musical, and laughed our heads off. We heard good music, and saw plenty of blue, our favorite color. Dolly Parton wrote both the lyrics and the music, so you know we were tapping our feet.

Here's an official description:

Set in 1979, the story of three unlikely acquaintances try to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do.

"9 to 5: The Musical" features some well-known Broadway names. Diana DeGarmo, a third-season "American Idol" finalist, plays the role of Dorelee, a part made famous in the film by Dolly Parton. Sharing the stage are: three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty as Violet, Broadway veteran Mamie Parris as Judy and Joseph Mahowald as Franklin Hart Jr.

Dorelee is supposed to be from Texas, so Diana DeGarmo used a high-pitched, thick accent. I lived in Texas for one year, and I've never heard anyone speak with such an accent! This detracted as it was a bit difficult to understand the words when she spoke quickly. Even if she meant to sound like Dolly, a Tennessee native, the accent was too phony for me. All other actors were as clear as bells. In any case, we had a good night. Any time there's laughter, I like it. Therefore, I'd recommend it.



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66 comments:

Marice said...

looks like fun! :)

Sarah said...

Ha! Well, glad you had a great time! I'd love to see a stage play. My husband took our daughter to see Annie in Seattle last winter---put on by the traveling Broadway performers. So envious!! :)

HaPpY bLuE mOnDaY!
Sarah

niko said...

you seem to have lots of fun and that's what paying a play should be right?!!

my entry is up now sally. have a great week ahead!

http://www.nikoganda.com/2010/10/successful-pool-party.html

Sara Chapman said...

Sounds like a great show. I'm envious! Have a great week.

Cindy said...

I always enjoy going to live shows but rarely have had a chance. This one looks fun!
Happy Blue Monday!!!

allaboutmommies.com said...

I haven't watched a play for a long time. Seems like watching 9 to 5 is a lot of fun. :)

The Paint Splash said...

Woops I hit enter twice. Sorry. I am getting better thought. My daughter moved to Texas 15 years ago when she got married. It is amazing how much she has picked up the accent.

maria said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

My Blue Monday.

Dena E's Blog said...

Woooohoooo Sally,, looks sooooo fun.. We have a new performing arts place here .. Maybe Kent and I will get there sometime.. Its a small one but looks like it is doing well.
A little prayer for you~~~ As you trust in our Sweet Lord,, may He continue to shine through you covering you with His blessings...
Hugs Dena

anne said...

This is fun! Have a blue monday Sally!

Loui♥ said...

Happy and joyous Blue Monday!!
warm sandy hugs..
Loui♥

kat said...

first of all, i love your header sally haha. Well, stage play is always fun for me.

Happy BM Sally.

Eden said...

I love watching stage play. Glad to know you had a great.

My BM post is up now.

Happy Blue Monday.

Fifi Flowers said...

oooops... it's not supposed to say Paris again... oh well... LOVE PAris anyway... Happy Blue MOnday!

☺lani☺ said...

Happy Blue Monday to all!

NatureFootstep said...

I did not know they set this up as a Musical. I saw the movie and it was really fun. :)

Mildred said...

Hi Sally, I remember seeing 9 to 5 back when it first came out. It's nice to read about the musical and I'm interested to learn that Diana from American Idol is in it - she is from a small town near where I live in GA! Sounds like a great, fun musical. I am finally linking up with all of you for Blue Monday. Thanks for being a gracious hostess!

Crafty Gardener said...

sounds like a fun evening

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Good morning Sally, I loved the movie 9 to 5! It was perfect timing when I was working in New York...I guess I could relate. Watching this as a live show should be awesome.
♥, Susan

Tove said...

Good you enjoyed yourselves!

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

Shahz said...

Hello Miss Sally...
Happy Blue Monday..

onangelwings said...

I was a big fan of this movie as I love Dolly!
Would love to see this on stage.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What fun seeing 9 to 5 on stage! The movie was great and seeing it in person must have been a real treat!
Happy Blue Day!
Coralie

Beverly said...

That must have been so much fun. I loved the movie.

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.♥

Anni said...

I've seen the film loads of times, didn't know it was a musical to start with!

Happy Blue Monday!

Sar@h said...

I never see aMusical. This time is Mamma Mia … but only in Paris.
I don't if trey export 9 to 5, the Musical one day …

Happy blue Monday (We don't work today)

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I loved the movie 9 to 5. I would love to see this play. Our small town probably will not be included in this production. I know you enjoyed this chance to be entertained. I really liked Diane DeGarmo on Idol. I am happy for her apparent success.

Our color here is really about gone. Winter, here we come. We just ordered a heated bed for Cheri'. What a spoiled puppy. Check my PS post. Cheri' is posing as an elephant. Smile. She keeps us laughing.
Have a wonderful day.
Warm hugs, Jeanne

Donnie said...

That's so funny Sally. A woman at the Halloween party we went to yesterday was telling us all about the musical she had seen, 9 to 5, The Musical. She also loved it. Hope we can get together somewhere soon.

genny said...

am here for another blue monday meme. cheers!

Auntie E said...

I really loved the movie. sound like a great show to see.

Madde said...

First time here, tried to click the link "how to do" but it was empty, hope I got it right aanyway :-)
Have a lovely day!

My blog address is www.barnenshjaltar.blogg.se

LV said...

My husband and I were big fans of Dolly Parton. He thought she was it. I remember seeing the movie very well. Loved it and glad some of her music has made to Broadway. She came from very humble means, but she is one smart cookie.

chubskulit said...

Hi Sally, playing along again.

Live musical show is always fun!

Nanna said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally!long time no see ~lol~ looks like you had a great time
Helen

gracia said...

Happy Halloween... my post is scary.....

Fighter ღ said...

Hello! I´ve seen the movie a lot of times, but didn´t know there was a musical.

Today I´m hungry:-)

Regards from Sweden
Happy BLUE MONDAY!

barbarah said...

I grew up in Texas, and most people there don't sound the way people think they do. People were amazed in college that I didn't have a "Texas accent."

RyHeAnNe said...

Well this is an original than high school musical..hehe

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Sally,
Looks like fun. That floor is really blue!
Valerie

Grandmother Wren said...

What fun!
I enjoyed the movie -
I'll bet the play was marvelous.
Happy Monday, Sally!

Grandmother Wren

Joy said...

So glad you got to see that musical. I bet it was a blast.
I loved the movie! Happy Blue Monday!

Baba said...

I love going to live performances..the singing and dancing is always great..have a fun day..Baba

Briarside Lane said...

Hi Sally... one of my favorite movies! Glad you enjoyed the show despite DeGarmo's over-acting.

Have a wonderful week, and Happy Blue Monday!

...Karen

The Explorer said...

Thanks for checking the link, it seems the link i copied was missed before publishing the post.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Oh, I loved that movie! But this Texas girl would have found the accent distracting, too! Too bad...

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Hi Ms. Sally this looks amazing and fun to watch

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Peggy-Just A Plain Gal said...

Hi, Sally! I'm back to blogging after being away for a LONG time! I also found something BLUE! It sounds like the musical was a fun time for y'all. Being a native Deep Southerner, I'm always amused when I hear a fake Southern accent. I know very few Southerners who actually do sound that bad, and that's usually some guy who likes to pretend he's some Big Daddy plantation-owner type. They generally fake up their accents, too! LOL!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sally, I remember the MOVIE --but didn't know there was a musical... I'm sure it was fabulous. We'd love it....

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

♥ Kathy said...

Oh that sounds like so much fun Sally! I love the movie 9 - 5. I grew up in Texas and have a pretty thick accent so that ladies must have been pretty bad lol Happy Blue Monday!

Charli and me said...

Hi Sally, This sounds like it would be so much fun. I love anything on a live stage and especial musicals. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It sounds like a fun play to see, Sally! I loved the movie 9 to 5.
Happy Blue Monday!

Cabin and Cottage said...

The play sounds like a lot of fun! Makes me want to take in a musical again sometime!

Wifey10 said...

I would love to have such experience, watching a musical. thanks for sharing Sally!

Mel Cole said...

That sounds interesting. I like listening to old music. Though I'm not familiar to that though. Glad you and your hubby enjoyed your time together.

My Blue Monday Here

Inger-M said...

I'm trying this challenge for the first time, looks like fun!

Rimkogeren said...

Thanks for your comment :-)
Your picture looks amazing and fun to watch.
I'll return to your blog.

@nemonen said...

Looks like fun. I tryed to link but it went wrong so I am sorry today there are no Mr.Linky to sign in to.

sara said...

that was one of my favorite movies!!! would love to see it on broadway!

Lui said...

That sounds like a great play. Of course I saw the movie. But theater is more alive!

Hey Sally my dog Sweepy included your meme in his post but I told him not to link because he lumped it all together. Insane dog!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

Hi Sally!
1st time to post for blue monday -
can't find the linky connxn so here's the url-
http://faithhopecherrytea.blogspot.com/2010/11/blue-monday.html
look fwd to seeing you at FHC!
tea's always on ... Welcome!

Deborah said...

I enjoyed the movie with Dolly Parton a lot. I always love to see her and hear her talk. She has a wonderful personality. I generally enjoy musicals too so I am sure this would be right up my street.

April said...

I loved the movie "9 to 5", so I can only imagine how much fun the show would be!

Nezzy said...

Oh Miss Sally, what a wonderful night. I'm just thrilled that you had a great time!

You are always most creative with your blues girl and never ever disappoint. :o)

God bless you sweetie and have a most amazing day!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, that sounds like a lot of fun! That is one of my favorite movies, so I know the musical version would be neat!

I am back from my trip and tired as can be. I am sleep deprived, but hopefully I can get some rest soon. LOL!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

imriz said...

i'm back again Sally...i am done early with my post for tomorrow...i'll just came back when mr. linky is up, so i can link my blue monday post.

have a lovely week ahead:)

Cat & Cricket said...

Sally.. I think ok now! Sorry about that!
Cat