Posted: Thursday Oct 31, 2013
Oct. 31, 2013
The Company, Saint Vincent College’s student-run theatre group, will present the musical, 9 to 5, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center at Saint Vincent. Admission is free for all performances but freewill donations will be accepted. No reservations are required and seating is general admission. Doors will open one-half hour before each performance.
The student production staff include Mandy Slowey, a junior music major from Bethel Park, director; Michael Orange II, a sophomore biology major from Latrobe, assistant director; Mark Harris, a junior communication and music major from Belle Vernon, producer; Casey Ciocco, a senior criminology, law and society and music major from Latrobe, music director; Theresa Nath, a junior psychology major from Pittsburgh (15236), head choreographer; Ali Mientus, a junior biology major from Sarver, assistant choreographer; and Mitchell Magiera, a sophomore political science major from Jefferson Hills, technical director.
The cast includes Maggie Bahm, a freshman political science major from North East, as Violet Newstead; Elise Rizzo, a junior psychology major from Somerset, as Doralee Rhodes; Noelle Patrick, a freshman biology major from Patton, as Judy Bernly; Jonathan Pauley, a junior history education major from Bethel Park, as Franklin Hart; Stacie Sikora, a senior English major from Pittsburgh (15210), as Roz Keith; Brandon Snyder, a junior biology major from Laughlintown, as Joe; Timothy Diehl, a freshman music performance major from Lititz, as Dwayne; Ian Homer, a freshman psychology major from Allison Park, as Josh; Kathryn Ordiway, a sophomore English major from St. Marys, as Missy; Catherine Bellich, a junior management major from Cranberry Township, as Margaret; Mary Yeckley, a freshman physics major from Greensburg (15601), as Maria; Molly Ouchis, a junior early childhood education major from Reading, as Kathy; Mitchell Magiera as Tinsworthy; Kyli Stoner, a sophomore history and political science major from Dunbar, as detective; Theresa Nath as doctor; Julianne Bartko, a sophomore communication major from McKeesport, as candy striper; Nicole Del Bene, a freshman English major from North Huntingdon, and Maria Kegg, a freshman arts administration major from Irwin, as employees and ensemble.
The musical 9 to 5 is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It features a book by Patricia Resnick based on the screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins. The musical premiered in Los Angeles in Sept. 2008 and opened on Broadway in April 2009 where it received four Tony Awards nominations. The students have rated it PG-13 due to some adult content, themes and language.
Musical numbers include 9 to 5, Around Here, Here for You, I Just Might, Backwoods Barbie, The Dance of Death, Cowgirl’s Revenge, Potion Notion, Joy to the Girls, Hart to Hart, Shine Like the Sun, Entr’acte, One of the Boys, 5 to 9, Change It, Let Love Grow and Get Out and Stay Out.
The Company’s executive board includes Mitchell Magiera, president; Brandon Snyder, vice president; Molly Ouchis, secretary; Kathryn Ordiway, treasurer; and Stacie Sikora, public relations officer.
Colleen Reilly, artistic director of the Saint Vincent Theatre, is the group’s faculty advisor. Penny Lyn Lambright, technical director of Saint Vincent Theatre, has also assisted in the production.
Photo: Ensemble dancers check their watches in this production scene from the musical 9 to 5.
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