From left, Callie Carroll, Hayden Heiserman, Mary Hozempa and Glory Dami Hilltop Players Season Closes with High-Energy Musical Provided April 6, 2019 West Liberty University students are staging “9 – 5: The Musical” this spring as they close another successful theater season. Directed by Melinda Kreisberg, the musical opens at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, in Kelly Theatre. It continues with performances at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14. “This is incredibly collaborative show and involves students and faculty, from dance, theatre and music and the biology programs. We all work together to put on the show and it’s so much fun. It’s really a great West Liberty University production,” said Kreisberg, involved for 10 or so years. Kreisberg is assisted by Linda Cowan (musical director), Meta Lasch (costume and scenery designer), Jill Warren (choreography), Matthew Harder (sound technology) and Shelby Garrett (acting coach). With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, the musical is based on the 1980 hit movie by the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers make a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy, giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters, 9 to 5 is the perfect show for audiences who want comedy, nostalgia and social relevance. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, call the WLU box office 304-336-8277. Cast List Violet: Callie Carroll, Morgantown, W.Va. Doralee: Glory Dami, Steubenville, Ohio Judy: Mary Horzempa, Pittsburgh, Pa. Franklin Hart: Hayden Heiserman, Brooke County Roz: Amanda Tamplen, Charles Town, W.Va. Joe: Grant Van Camp, Brooke County ENSEMBLE MEMBERS Dwayne: Jalen McCrary (Doralee’s husband) Josh: J.J. Snider (Violet’s son) Missy: Odessa Hores (Hart’s wife) Maria Delgado: Lexi Glover Dick: Daniel White (Judy’s ex-husband) Kathy the gossip: Josie Jarrett Margaret the drunk: Alex Burdick Bob Enright: Isaac Cardot Tinsworthy: Ben Moore Detective: Doug Torres Doctor: Maria Keane Candy Striper: Rose Cunningham New Employee: Kristian Slavik Dolly/Narrator: Hunter Helms Corpse: Shannon Shiflett Others: Carly Balog, Autumn Carver, Zach Ziolkowski Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.