Dolly Parton talks ‘Christmas on the Square’
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Dolly Parton talks ‘Christmas on the Square’

Parton’s holiday musical “Christmas on the Square” will include music she wrote. The story involves a small town battling against a large corporate entity.

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“This is a story about a small town in the middle of the country, and it’s about them trying to sell the whole town to like a Walmart type, and so these little people that lived here all these years, it’s just them trying to fight to save their hometown and all that,” Parton said.

“And it’s got all this wonderful stuff built into it, and I’ve written all the music. It’s a musical … and a story as well, so there’s dialogue and a lot of music, so I’m excited about that.”

Work on the musical will get started this summer, according to Parton. She said hopefully it will be ready for this holiday season.

‘9 to 5’ sequel a ‘work in progress’

Dolly Parton shares an update on Dollywood’s new Wildwood Grove expansion on March 15, 2019.Calvin Mattheis,

Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are working on the upcoming “9 to 5” sequel.

The film will feature Parton, Tomlin and Fonda reprising their roles from the 1980 comedy and passing along their wisdom to a new group of women who are facing the same types of problems, according to Parton.

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Parton said the sequel is a “work in progress” and is undergoing its second script rewrite.

“Well, it’s actually pretty far down the road … they got the first rewrite, and we’ve made some changes … so now we’re into the second rewrite, so it’s just a matter of getting all of our characters right and making sure that it’s the right thing,” Parton said.

“And the studio, they have their notes. The producers have their notes. We have our notes as actresses, like ‘my character’s like this … oh we need to do this, do that.’ So it’s just a work in progress, but it’s progressing.”