SAN JOSE, Calif., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nationally celebrated arts organization, Children's Musical Theater San Jose, has announced the California premiere of the Broadway hit show 9 To 5: The Musical. The colorful production is presented through Marquee Productions, which stages CMT's annual benefit show with adult actors from throughout the South Bay who donate their time to the organization. The musical runs April 13 through 22 at downtown San Jose's historic Montgomery Theater.
With music and lyrics by living legend Dolly Parton, 9 To 5 possesses a fun, country flair in its music. The show is based on the 1980 movie which starred Jane Fonda, Lilly Tomlin and Dolly, herself. The production ran on Broadway in 2009 featuring actress Allison Janney, and was nominated for four Tony Awards and a Grammy Award for best original score. The Marquee Productions presentation of 9 To 5 is directed and choreographed by Kevin R. Hauge, who has been with the company for over 15 years, and includes prominent Silicon Valley business executive and former San Jose mayoral candidate Michael Mulcahy in a lead role.
9 To 5 marks the second major premiere in one season for Marquee Productions, after having produced the West Coast premiere of Disney's Tarzan. Alexander Bernstein of the Leonard Bernstein Foundation praises CMT saying,"The Leonard Bernstein Office applauds Kevin Hauge's efforts to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy…We look forward to continuing Leonard Bernstein's legacy of sharing music and art by working with CMT."
About CMT: Children's Musical Theater celebrates its 44th anniversary as the longest thriving performing arts organization in San Jose. For the past eight years successively, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded CMT grants in recognition of artistic excellence. One of the nation's leading theater companies for youth, CMT presents ten full-scale productions each season and provides training and performance opportunities for children and young adults. Ongoing support from individual donors, local organizations and the NEA strengthen the company's ability to mount productions and serve the regional community. Visit CMTSJ.org for more information.
SOURCE Children's Musical Theater San Jose