Students rehearse ‘9 to 5: The Musical’

Some of the cast of the TCU production, “9 to 5: The Musical” rehearsed on Monday night. Pictured are Catherine Deutsch (center) and Katrina Reeder running through a musical number. (Wade Young Photo)
 
The Tri-City United fall musical is a throwback to a 1980 hit movie. The TCU Drama Department will present “9 to 5: The Musical” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
 
“9 to 5: The Musical” has music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, who also starred in the 1980 movie with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. 
 
Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers (Katrina Reeder, Autumn Gare, and Catherine Deutsch) concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss (Jeremiah Desmond). They conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world.
 
In addition to the previously mentioned actors, the production also features Olivia Tangren as Kathy, office gossip, Abbey Krohn as Maria a young secretary, Allie Trnka as Roz, the company snitch, Megan Erickson as Hart’s wife, Halla Kitsmiller as Margaret, Lauren Chadderdon as a candystriper, Grace Krautkremer as a new employee, Brandon Williams as Josh, a teen boy, Kelly Nordling as Joe, Ryan Riebel as Bob a security man, Kyle Yetzer as Richard, Judy’s husband, Marcello Garcia as Dwayne, Doralee’s husband, German Raminrez as Tinsworth, the company’s owner, Erin Budin as a detective, Rachael Witte as a female doctor, and the office work ensemble of Anna Ramsey, Grace Krautkremer, Hailey Curtis, Allie Hertaus, Cassie Christian, Brooke Balfe, Kenzie Kodada, Sophie Kaunonen, and Emily Krautkremer. 
 
The play is directed by TCU Middle School English Teacher, Sarah Mejia.