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11 March

11 March

Sounds of Musical Theatre


DOLLY PARTONS 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL TO PARTNER WITH THE IMAGINATION LIBRARY. Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL is partnering with Dolly Partons Imagination Library to bring the joy of reading to children in need across Australia. As the official charity partner of the musical production, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL will host a charity performance on Thursday 18 June at 7:30pm with the proceeds from 500 ticket sales going directly to the Imagination Library.

These funds, plus other fundraising initiatives on the night, will assist the Imagination Library to bring the gift of reading to children all around the country. Dolly Parton said, I am thrilled to announce that 9 to 5 The Musical will be raising funds for a foundation I started 24 years ago and is very close to my heart, the Imagination Library. The program sends out over one million free books each month to children all around the world I guess thats why they call me the book lady.

Producer Suzanne Jones said, We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Imagination Library as our chosen official charity partner on 9 to 5 The Musical. Dolly Parton herself established this charity initiative in the US as a tribute to her father who never learnt to read. Her aim was to inspire all children to love to read, and we are looking forward to helping her accomplish that mission here in Australia.

Clayton Noble, Chief Executive of United Way Australia, said, We are very excited to be hosting a special charity performance on Thursday 18 June with proceeds from the ticket sales to go towards supporting families and carers involved in the Imagination Library, and providing the gift of a book each month to children aged 0-5 in many communities across Australia. Dolly Partons Imagination Library is the flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation. It reaches more children than any other early childhood book gifting program, and posts free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth until age five, no matter their familys income.

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