The funny thing about 9 to 5 (both the movie and the musical) is that it goes from very realistic to completely fucking bonkers in an instant. I tend to like my musicals a little less "show-y", and originally I was like, "This show is going off the rails!" but then I remembered that it's only staying true to its source.
I love Dolly Parton. Love. Her. She is a gift to this earth and we are lucky to have her. I do like all the female characters in this musical and a lot of the songs (especially Get Out and Stay Out and of course 9 to 5, which is a song I think everyone can relate to). There are some very funny moments, too. I wish I could have seen it on Broadway to see what heights the craziness was taken to.
9 to 5
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnik
Based the film 9 to 5