9 to 5

presented by Macon Little Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Book by Patricia Resnick

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture

Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt April 2009

Orchestrator Bruce Coughlin

Arrangements and Additional Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus & Alex Lacamoire

9 to 5, The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

Any video and/or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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9 to 5

presented by Macon Little Theatre

Directed and Designed by JP Haynie

Music Direction by Nestor Jaenz

The year is 1979.  It's early morning and the whole world is getting ready for work...

Cast of Characters

Violet Newstead: Cassidy Hall

Doralee Rhodes: Alexis Webb

Judy Bernly: Gracie Childers


in alphabetical order:

Dick: Logan Adams

Franklin Hart: JP Haynie

Bob: Alan Jaenz

Josh: Evan Jaenz

Joe: Tony Kemp

Kathy: Rebecca Layfield

Margaret: Taylor Loudermilk

Missy/Candy Striper: Jennifer Martin

Roz: Kate Pearce

Maria: Gabrielle Sowell

Dwayne: Jackson Spivey

Tinsworthy: Elliot Wall

Stage Manager: Holly Forbes

Sound Board: Brent Jones

Light Board: Anna Wangerin

Followspot: Gita Pavuluri and Carley Nelson

Lighting and Scenic Design: JP Haynie

Band

Nestor Jaenz: Bass

Jim Penndorf: Piano

Ellen Wilson: Keyboards

Dave Hernandez: Drums

Special Thanks:

Laura Voss, Sylvia Haynie, Stratford Academy Theatre Department, Shelley Kuhen, Richard Frazier and Theatre Macon, Leslie Campillo and Warner Robins Little Theatre, Emmie Childers, 99 Cent Beauty, Our Volunteers and Ushers...

And most of all, our patrons and supporters!

Please note:  Video or photographic recording of this performance is NOT ALLOWED under any circumstances.

 

9 to 5

Meet the cast

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Cassidy Hall (Violet Newstead)

Cassidy Hall (Violet) is 19 years old and the daughter of Holly and Thurman Hall. She was most recently seen in MLT's season-opening production of "Songs for a New World" in August. This is actually her second time performing in this show, and also her second time playing Violet! She is so excited to be a part of this production, and to be doing it with some of her best friends. She wants to thank the cast for putting up with her unnecessary comments every rehearsal, and JP and Nestor for making this experience so fun.

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Alexis Webb (Doralee Rhodes)

Alexis Webb (Doralee) is excited about the opportunity to be back on stage, and in her home town! She was last seen as Johanna in Sweeney Todd in Colorado all the way back in 2019. Alexis, having played Doralee in Theatre Macon’s production in 2015, feels very connected with the character, and has found that her life experience from then to now makes Doralee feel like a “real human being” rather than just a caricature.

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Gracie Childers (Judy Bernly)

Gracie Childers (Judy) Fun fact: Gracie is so elated to be a part of this production! She was, most recently, in MLT’s production of Songs for a New World (Flagmaker) and is happy to be back on the stage again (this time, as Judy!) She would like to thank her family for always supporting her, her sister for helping with costumes (like always), her friends in the production for putting up with her, Jacki Spivey for helping Judy come to life, and JP for literally everything.

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Logan Adams (Dick)

Logan Adams (Dick) is a young actor that is new to Macon Little Theatre.  He has enjoyed working with the cast and is excited for his friends and family to see the show.

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JP Haynie (Franklin Hart)

JP Haynie (Franklin Hart) is a late replacement for the cast, but is excited to be returning to the stage in Macon after over a decade of working as an actor in New York.  Select credits include Off Broadway: Kreip (Det. Caccia), Cat Gets Credit Card (Mr Nip), Film/TV: Men in Black 3 (Dom), Driving Me Crazy (Phil), Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, National Tours: Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland (AFT), Regional: White Christmas, Peter Pan, Streetcar (Seaside Music Theatre), Oklahoma!, Frankenstein (Thin Aire Theatre), Guys and Dolls, Carousel, Cabaret (Canterbury Theatre).  A special thanks to my wife Ashlee (who is expecting our first child), and to my friends, family, and fellow actors.

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Alan Jaenz (Bob)

Alan Jaenz (Bob) is a Junior currently attending Houston County High School. He has been involved in Chorus, Marching Band, and Theater for most of his life. He is excited to be able to perform again, "however small his role may be".

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Evan Jaenz (Josh)

Evan Jaenz is an 8th grader at Feagin Mill Middle School, he is a percussionist in band and is an avid Frank Herbert fan who enjoys reading and playing the mallets in his free time, this is his first production since playing the Duke of Weaslton in Frozen jr. He finds it slightly irritating that Microsoft Word always assumes his last name is misspelled.

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Tony Kemp (Joe)

Tony Kemp (Joe) is excited to return to the stage after a much-too-long absence.  He is thankful for your support of live theatre and hopes you will encourage others to discover (or rediscover) the magic of the performing arts.  Tony has also worked in other theatres in Ohio, South Carolina, and Georgia, and is especially grateful to live in a dynamic theatre area like Central Georgia.  He sends lots of love to Kandy, Sydnie, and Sutton for allowing him to spend rehearsal and performance time with such an incredible theatre family.  “Thanks to all of our audience members for beginning your pre-holiday adventures with us!”

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Rebecca Layfield (Kathy)

Rebecca Layfield (Kathy) is a junior at Wesleyan College, where she is majoring in Vocal Performance and Psychology. She was last seen in MLT’s production of ‘Songs for a New World’. She would like to thank JP and Nestor for making this experience so wonderful, as well as all her friends in the show for making it truly unforgettable. Lastly, she would like to dedicate her performance every night to Pop, a man she was blessed to have known.

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Taylor Loudermilk (Margaret)

Taylor Loudermilk (Margaret) is excited to have her debut performance at the Macon Little Theater! Her previous roles include Alice in The Addams Family Musical, Rheba in You Can't Take It With You, Officer Barrel in Urinetown The Musical, and a member of the Ensemble in Sister Act The Musical, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Alice in Wonderland. She appreciates the opportunity to work with such a talented cast and hopes to work with the Macon Little Theater again in the future. Taylor is a previous musical theater major and currently works as a sales coordinator in McDonough. She would like to thank her wonderful cast mates and directors, the hardworking crew, her parents and siblings, and especially her boyfriend Trenton for all his love and support throughout this process.

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Jennifer Martin (Missy/Candy Striper)

Jennifer (Missy/Candy Striper) is excited to finally be back on stage again! She has been seen in MLT productions such as Shrek the Musical and The Secret Garden. She works 9 to 5 (literally) as a Records Clerk for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. In her spare time she enjoys competing in pageants, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.  She would like to thank everyone for coming to support this cast and the theatre. She would like to give a special thanks to her Aunt Kathy for giving her rides to practice when her car wasn’t working.

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Kate Pearce (Roz)

Kate Pearce (Roz) is 20 years old and thrilled to be a part of this production of 9-5. She has been in a production of 9-5 in the past and is very excited to bring a new character to life this time. She is also very excited to now be a member of the Macon Little Theatre family!

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Gabrielle Sowell

Gabrielle Sowell (Maria) is more than excited to be a part of MLT’s production of 9 to 5. She was last seen in MLT’s Songs for a New World. This is her second time performing in 9 to 5 and she is also reprising her role as Maria and can’t wait for audiences to see it. She would like to thank her amazing family for the endless love and support they’ve provided her whole life.

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Jackson Spivey (Dwayne)

Jackson Spivey (Dwayne) is so excited to be back on stage for the first time in four years, and also part of his first production with Macon Little Theatre. Some of his favorite past roles include Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, and Grimsby in The Little Mermaid. Jackson graduated from Elon University this past spring. He plans to attend law school in the fall of 2022 (though where is yet to be determined). Jackson would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support in all areas of life. Enjoy the show!

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Elliott Wall (Tinsworthy)

Elliott Wall (Tinsworthy) is a Music Therapist practicing at Atrium Health Navicent here in Macon.  Elliott has been involved in theater / opera at every level for 30+ years and is very proud to be included in this production as well as others at MLT.  Elliott would like to thank JP , this wonderful cast, his wife Sheree’ and daughter Lorelai for allowing him to continue his love of the stage.

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Nestor Jaenz (Music Director)

Nestor Jaenz is a multi-talented musician, conductor, and producer. He is a prize winner of the International Conductors Workshop and Competition two years in a row (2012, 2013). Jaenz has also been a guest conductor with the Honduras National Philharmonic, and the Philharmonia of Greensboro among many other international engagements. 
He holds Masters Degree in Oboe performance and Opera Conducting from Georgia Southern University where he studied under internationally-acclamed oboist and conductor Maestro Adrian Gnam.
9 to 5 marks his debut musically directing for MLT.

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JP Haynie (Artistic Director MLT)

After more than 550 days between closing night of Steel Magnolias in February of 2020 and opening night of Songs for a New World on August 20th 2021, it gives me great joy to bring live theatre back to our stage.  This time has been an incredible challenge for the arts community, and we could not do it without your support and patronage.  We at MLT are incredibly proud of the effort and talent that goes into our productions, and this marks a brand new start for our theatre.  If you enjoy the show, please consider returning for future productions, supporting the theatre as a donor, or even becoming a season subscriber to receive additional benefits.

 

Playbill PDF

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