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Dolly Parton’s surprise appearance at the Fox

64950_1548006212689_1011078506_1573988_7703550_nWell guess who showed up at Saturday’s performances of the 9-to-5 musical at the Fox Theatre.

Dolly Parton!

She starred in the movie back in the day, you know, and just happened to be in town. She said she is here in talks about a movie project. We’ll work on finding what that is all about.

Anyway, Dolly thrilled the audience by strutting onto the stage following this Saturday’s shows. Looking fabulous as always, she took the microphone for  few minutes to say hello to everyone. Snellville’s own Diana DeGarmo plays the role of Doralee, which Dolly played in the movie. Here’s a review of Diana’s performance. She’s had a good deal of success performing in live theater roles since her run on “American Idol.”

Dolly stayed across the street at the Georgian Terrace while she was here.

“9-to-5″ has now departed the Fox. The final show here was Sunday.

Were you there on Saturday?

35 comments Add your comment


October 4th, 2010
9:00 am

not there …don’t care

sherrill graham

October 4th, 2010
9:04 am


I care

October 4th, 2010
9:09 am

wish that I had been there…Dolly is an awesome lady…has done alot to ‘give back’…has a great attitude and concern for others!


October 4th, 2010
9:10 am

Yes and the show was awesome…LOVE Dolly!

9 to 5 Fan

October 4th, 2010
9:11 am

I was at the 8pm show and she was there too! Amazing treat to see Dolly and a fantastic performance by the cast!

dixie darling

October 4th, 2010
9:11 am

Dog-gone it! I missed seeing Dolly, one of my favorite stars.
I was there for the Sunday matinee — no Dolly there but it was a great show and Diana was a marvelous Doralee. If you didn’t go, you missed a fine entertaining show.

Big Dawg — you should crawl out of the dirt hole you dug and live in and come have some classy fun down here in Atlanta town at the great Fox Theater –
Fox Theater — you hear?!?


October 4th, 2010
9:16 am

No coverage of the “Save Joe Patten Phantom of the Fox” protestors outside ~ shame on the AJC for ignoring the ongoing battle to keep a WWII gentleman, who’s saved the Fox Theater not once but twice from destruction, in his home.

Call it like it is

October 4th, 2010
9:18 am

Dolly = Class Act. How many stars can you name that have never brought shame to theirselves or their family, and that have been around as long as Dolly. Great, Great Lady!


October 4th, 2010
9:20 am

I saw Dolly in 1967 when she was still with porter. Dolly in a green gingham dress. Sort of like a victoria secret model in a plaid skirt and knee socks.

GT Girl

October 4th, 2010
9:21 am

I was there! The show was awesome. Dolly Parton was such a great surprise! Diana DeGarmo was excellent!

Love Dolly

October 4th, 2010
9:31 am

I went to high school with Dolly and played in the Sevier County High School Marching Band with her (She played drums)…She performed in assembly and I am so happy that our paths in life crossed. She is a very genuine person.


October 4th, 2010
9:32 am

I was there! It was so exciting!! I had seen the rumor on twitter and was very excited when she actually came out! We went around to the stage door afterwards, but Dolly went straight to her bus, but we did get to meet the rest of the cast including Diana- She was so so so so sweet!

Grant Parker

October 4th, 2010
10:02 am

I did not see Dolly — wasn’t there, but wish I had been. I saw Dolly decades ago, when she and Porter were sharing the stage at the Anawalt (W.Va.) Coal Festival.

Love The Dolly!

October 4th, 2010
10:14 am

I have seen Dolly perform numerous times and she is truly one of the rare performers who genuinely enjoys performing for us as much as we enjoy seeing her performances.


October 4th, 2010
10:16 am

Wasn’t there and do care. Nice lady, very talented, reminds me of several family members I like a lot.


October 4th, 2010
10:19 am

What a great show! I saw it in New York with the original cast, but I would like to see this cast too, particularly Diana DeGarmo! I can’t imagine how much of a treat it would be to see Dolly!

AND – I just wonder why people feel compelled to be rude. There are plenty of people who care about Dolly and this great show. So, BigDawg, if you really didn’t know or care….why did you read the article AND take the time to post?

Mr. Ed

October 4th, 2010
10:38 am

Dolly Parton ia a true gem. It would have been a thrill to see her in person. If you got to see her, you were one lucky duck!


October 4th, 2010
10:52 am

BigDawg… If you weren’t there and don’t care, then why take the time to post? Get a hobby or something, dude.

Anyway, Dolly is a great person and truly an amazing artist. Saw 9 to 5 on Broadway and loved it! I wasn’t able to make it to the Fox, but I’ll be seeing the show on its swing through Huntsville later this month! I can’t wait!

Ed Graham

October 4th, 2010
12:35 pm

If there is anyone in Hollywood more down to earth and genuine than Dolly, I have no idea who it could be. She’s the real deal, and she never forgets or overlooks her fans.

oh well

October 4th, 2010
1:03 pm

Wish I had been there to see her! Too bad I cancelled my tickets – seems I am boycotting the Fox for thier shabby treatment of Joe…

Wish more people would do the same!

Jackie Goodman

October 4th, 2010
1:05 pm

The show was very entertaining — I thought Diana D did a great job as Doralee — seeing Dolly was a FUN BONUS at the end of the show! I always love going to the Fox, and apparently, Dolly does, too!


October 4th, 2010
1:18 pm

she showed up at the 8pm show too!

Big Dolly Fan

October 4th, 2010
1:29 pm

Dolly, in case you’re reading this, I’d love to have breakfast or lunch or dinner with you while you’re in Atlanta. Let me know. You can get my e-mail address from the AJC person who monitors this blog, I’m sure.

Doug Martin

October 4th, 2010
2:03 pm

Yes, we were there for the 8:00PM performance. I had almost left after what I thought was the last curtain call. Heard all the commotion in the audience and turned around and saw her on-stage. She sang a verse or two of 9 to 5 and was a huge hit with the audience. She had a great line about the big boobs in Washington. Diana DeGarmo was outstanding and sounded more like Dolly than Dolly herself. The whole show was excellently done and moved at a tremendous rapid fire pace. Would like to see it again.


October 4th, 2010
2:10 pm

went to the friday night show and loved it! too bad dolly didnt come to the friday show as well! i would have loved to have seen her!


October 4th, 2010
2:37 pm

I luv Dolly & her (.)(.)’es

Tiffani Day

October 4th, 2010
3:35 pm

All of you are crazy. Dolly was always over the top and for somebody to imitate it would be worse. HAHA

Dolly Fan

October 4th, 2010
4:24 pm

Hey Big Dawg — if you don’t care, why did you even bother to read the article?


October 4th, 2010
4:38 pm

Dear BigDawg, Really we don’t care whether you care or not.


October 4th, 2010
7:15 pm

I like the fact that dolly parton ALWAYS wears 5 inch spike heels.


October 5th, 2010
9:08 pm

I was not there Sunday. Ha ha

an atlanta native

October 5th, 2010
10:09 pm

Why didn’t Dolly walk upstairs and ask Mr. Joe Patton to walk out onstage with her. He is the Real Star in that theatre. I guess Joe’s loyalty and unending devotion to keep theatres like the Fox open so Stars like Dolly can shine… just doesn’t sell tickets. Oh yeah, I forgot, it’s not in the 9 to 5 Contract with the Fox and that is all the Fox recognizes is contracts… not human beings. I bet the Fox Board and Management treat their own grandparents that way too.


October 6th, 2010
4:32 am

Dolly u are gorgeous,we love you.

Diaa Kristy

October 6th, 2010
8:52 pm

Hurry home, Dolly. Tennessee needs you! Especially the firemen!! (You won’t have to look hard to find out why)


October 8th, 2010
8:13 am

I would have loved to have seen her had it been at a different venue. I have withdrawn all support of the Fox due to their cruel treatment of Joe.