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Casting Announced for The Lyceum’s 9 to 5 The Musical

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Casting Announced for 9 to 5 The Musical

Casting is now complete for 9 to 5 The Musical, based on the 1980 hit movie, playing from July 18-28. 9 to 5 will be directed by PAMELA HUNT, who is making her directorial debut at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, and choreographed by SAM HAY, who has choreographed and directed numerous productions in Arrow Rock, including Seussical! and All Shook Up this season. Musical Director ASHER DENBURG continues his summer season with The Lyceum; his work has included productions across the country, such as Breath and Imagination at Lyric Stage Company in Boston and Beehive at Theatre by the Sea.

Director PAMELA HUNT was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical for The Musical of Musicals, which played at the York and New World Stages in NYC. She won a Kevin Kline award for this show at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and was nominated for the St. Louis Theatre Circle award this year as Best Director of a Comedy for Born Yesterday at the Rep. Her theater work in Missouri also includes numerous productions for The MUNY in St. Louis. In addition to his recent work for The Lyceum, choreographer SAM HAY’s work been seen at Phoenix Theatre (Mary Poppins– Zoni Award: Best Choreography, Chicago– Zoni Award: Best Choreography, Billy Elliott– BwayWorld Award: Best Choreography); as well as Little Theatre on the Square, Webster Conservatory, Grandstreet Theatre, Omaha Performing Arts, and more.

This production features HEATHER PATTERSON KING as Violet Newstead, BAILEY FRANKENBURG as Doralee Rhodes, JILLIAN LOUIS as Judy Bernly, TONY LAWSON as Franklin Hart, Jr., JEAN McCORMICK as Roz Keith, and ELLIOTT LITHERLAND as Joe.

Based on the 1980 hit movie, 9 to 5 sets to music the hilarious and outrageous story of friendship and revenge in the 1970s Rolodex era with iconic music by Dolly Parton, which many fans will remember from the film.

HEATHER PATTERSON KING, who played Miss Sandra in The Lyceum’s production of All Shook Up this season, previously appeared on The Lyceum stage as Donna in the 2017 production of Mamma Mia! She played the same role at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Fireside, and the role of Tanya in the International Tour. Other credits include Off-Broadway in On The Rails, Nancy in Oliver at NC Theatre, and Diana u/s in Next to Normal at Syracuse Stage. BAILEY FRANKENBURG, playing Doralee Rhodes, is making her Lyceum Theatre debut this summer. She recently returned from a collective year singing at Tokyo Disney Resort. Other theatre credits include Theatre Aspen (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown / The Full Monty / The Cottage), Queens Theatre (The Cottage / Queen Bees– Original Cast), and Alvin & The Chipmunks Live! (National Tour). JILLIAN LOUIS, who plays Judy Bernly, was seen on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You. Other credits include the tour of Cheers (Diane); and the Off-Broadway productions of Soul Doctor (Ruth), Midnight Street (Asst. Director), Chick Flick (Standby). TV/film: Law & Order SVU, Show Me A Hero, Wallflowers, Mount Joy, and Louie.

TONY LAWSON, who played Jim Haller in All Shook Up, returns as Franklin Hart, Jr. Tony appeared on Broadway as Thenardier in Les Miserables, and played several Off-Broadway roles including Robert Lincoln in The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln, Judge in Kismet, and Ralph Sheldrake in the national tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. JEAN McCORMICK plays Roz Keith; she delighted audiences this summer as Madame in The Lyceum’s production of Cinderella and as Mayor Matilda Hyde in All Shook Up. Her previous credits include On The Air at York Theatre, The Flood at Prospect Theater Co., Sweeney Todd at the Denver Center, and A Christmas Carol at Geva Theatre. ELLIOTT LITHERLAND, Joe, played Chad in All Shook Up, and has a rich resume that includes credits such as the original cast of Tangled and Frozen: A Musical Spectacular on Disney’s cruise ships, Freddy in My Fair Lady at Starmites at Porthouse Theatre, and Smudge in Forever Plaid and George in She Loves Me at the Clinton Showboat Theatre.

The cast also includes MICHAEL GRIEVE (Dwayne), JAKE HARTMAN (Josh), KIM ONAH (Kathy), ABBY MATSUSAKA (Maria), BERKLEY JONES (Margaret), QUIN GRESHAM (Dick/Tinsworthy), PAULA DANNER (Missy), JUSTIN CAMPBELL, DIEGO ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ, CAMIA GREEN, ELEANOR HARDWICK, AUSTIN IOVANNA, KENNEDY SAMPLE and ADAM WEDESKY.

Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Scenic Designer RYAN J. ZIRNGIBL. Mr. Zirngibl has designed many productions at The Lyceum including Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, Around the World in 80 Days, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. Resident Costume Designers GARTH DUNBAR and KAYLA PAGE join forces for this production; Kayla is a recent graduate from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Webster University and Garth returns after previous seasons at The Lyceum where his many designs include Into the Woods, Hairspray, The Fantasticks, and Little Women the Musical.

Resident Lighting Designer RANDY B. WINDER has designed over 100 Lyceum productions including Cats, A Christmas Carol, Les Misérables, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Fantasticks. RYAN MATTHEW HALL returns to us as Sound Designer, TONY DEARING returns for his 27th season as Production Stage Manager and IVAN DARIO CANO returns for his third season as Assistant Stage Manager.

Single tickets for 9 to 5 The Musical are priced at $42.00 for adults. Senior, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Performances are July 18 – July 28, 2019. Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets, visit www.lyceumtheatre.org, call (660) 837-3311, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320. Box office hours are 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theater located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th Century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 59 years, producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416-seat theater attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock to bring its patrons Broadway-caliber productions throughout the season. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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