We had the bestest weekend ever!!!
Seriously, BESTEST. WEEKEND. EVER.
We did soooo much! Not the least of which was going to see the new 9 to 5 the musical, which had its world premiere at the Ahmanson Theater here in Los Angeles.
The show still needs some trims and tweaks before it opens on Broadway next year, but…
It was good. Real good! Super fun, actually.
And, Stephanie J. Block was a revelation in the show!!!
We had never seen her in anything before, but we were just captivated by her performance as the Jane Fonda character.
A new diva is born!
Not only can she sing but she acts - so well - creating a beautiful, three-dimensional, living, breathing, feeling person onstage. And, ohhhh, does she sing!
Stefanie has THE song of the show, which she kills in the second act. She brings the house down!!!!
Block delivers a Tony-winning performance, and she'll easily - at least - get a nomination for Best Actress in a musical. We can't say enough good things about her!
And, Dolly's songs, of course, are fabulosity.
Two thumbs up and a pair of DDs all perked up!