We’ve got a great week in store for Chicago theater fans!


Governor Quinn came to see WICKED! He and his guests took a backstage tour and met with Gene Weygandt (The Wizard) and Barbara Robertson (Madame Morrible). We love when our elected officials go to theatre!

Chicagoan Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester on Glee) gave two shout outs to Chicago in her Golden Globes acceptance speech!


Martin Luther King’s Birthday is a day off for most, but we are loading in for 9 TO 5 and preparing for the start of WORKING rehearsals on Tuesday. In the office, it’s a good time to get caught up and ready for all the shows and events coming up this week.


First performance of 9 To 5!

One of the stars, Diana DeGarmo, appears on ABC.

Only 8 performances left of WICKED!

WORKING begins rehearsals!


Good sources tell me there will be a very special guest joining us: DOLLY PARTON! If you’re a fan, there are still tickets left. And even better, there’s a special $25 ticket offer* for performances Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday if you use the code DOLLY and purchase your tickets by the end of day Tuesday!



Time to clean up the cake from Dolly’s birthday and prepare for the press conference and sneak peek of WORKING planned for Friday.


Stephen Schwartz (composer of WICKED and WORKING) visits Chicago and gives a sneak peek of the show from his unique perspective to group leaders and the media. Make sure to check your favorite station for coverage.

Do you want to be my guest at either the Opening Night of 9 TO 5 this Wednesday or the sneak peek with Stephen Schwartz this Friday? Leave a comment telling me what you are doing this week in theatre! What shows are you seeing? What show are you performing? What dance class are you taking? What role are you auditioning for? Let us know!


*Offer valid only on January 18 – 20 performances. Not valid on premium seating, on previously purchased tickets or with any other offer. Subject to availability. Normal ticketing fees apply. Offer ends Tuesday, January 18 at the close of business. Other restrictions may apply.


Filed under 9 To 5, Wicked, Working

4 responses to “WORKING 9 TO 5

  1. Mike Nocek

    My 19th birthday is this tomorrow and what am I doing? I have rehearsal of course!!! Training middle schoolers in the setup of tech for their annual musical. Afterwards going out to dinner with my tech buddies and the director. Got the email with the DOLLY code and was thinking I would treat myself to a little entertainment after work this week. But it’d be a GREAT birthday present if I didn’t have to hahaha I’d love to get to see Stephen again as well. Last time I did was January 09 when we got the huge snowstorm and I get the honor to say that he was late to see one of the final performances of wicked because he was nice enough to sign all my albums of his music.

  2. Gabrielle Knight

    I would love to be a guest at either of those events. Due to my commitments to Ragtime (see below), I can’t make the 9 to 5 performance, but I might be able to swing the sneak peek with Stephen Schwartz depending on the time.

    Right now I’m working on Ragtime, the 69th Annual Dolphin Show, which is going up this Friday! The Dolphin Show is the huge, big budget student-produced musical at Northwestern University every year–it’s consuming my life and I’m loving every second of it. I’m the Director of Sales, so I’ve been doing a lot of work collaborating with the Director of Advertising, soliciting group sales from communities on campus, conducting market research, and analyzing our current sales trends. Now that we’re into tech week and those duties have been (mostly) fulfilled, I’m also a spot op for the show, since my heart really lies with our electrics team.

    On the Broadway In Chicago side, I have yet to win at the Wicked lotto, so I’ll be lottoing whenever I’m not spotting Tateh or Coalhouse Walker Jr., which admittedly is the small minority of my time this week.


  3. Hi, I would love to be your guest at either of the amazing events this week. Although I may not be available for the Friday event with Steven Schwartz ( please see below 🙂 ) depending on the time of the event.
    I’m a freshman in the Musical Theater Conservatory at the Chicago High School for the Arts. I will be performing in our chorale along with the other conservatories as part of the “Eat to The Beat” series at the Harris Theater this Friday from noon until 1 p.m.
    At ChiArts, my arts classes consist of Dance for Musical Theater, Music Theory, Vocal Technique, Acting, and Chorale.
    I almost feel guilty for submitting for this because tonight I will be seeing “9 to 5” with my family at the Bank of America Theatre. I wish I had known when about Dolly Parton’s appearance when we purchased the tickets 🙂
    This past Sunday I auditioned for acceptance into the Open Jar Summer Institute in New York City( Auditions were held at the Hubbard Street Dance Center. I am also preparing for auditions in Jedlicka Performing Arts Center’s production of Phantom of the Opera, The North Shore Theater of Wilmette’s production of Hairspray and the season auditions of the Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook Terrace.


  4. Ive seen The wizard of Oz Musical and loved it and was planning to see Wicked next But now Im sure That I will book some tickets to see it!The Backstage tour must be awesome! I did it when I went to see The lion king as one of my cousin from South Africa is playing in it;)

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