Parton Kicks Off 9 to 5 Premiere

Parton offers mini concert at debut show
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 11, 2008 1:33 PM CDT
Dolly Parton is seen on stage in Belfast in June.    (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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(Newser) – Tuesday's premiere of 9 to 5: The Musical came with an unexpected treat when Dolly Parton leaped on stage and performed songs to cover up a technical glitch, says the Los Angeles Times Music Blog. She roused the audience into singing along to the "9 to 5" theme, and sang other songs from the musical, all written by her.

Parton later performed her hit "I Will Always Love You," eliciting laughs when she joked: “Whitney Houston may have sung the song better, but I made more money on it.”