Published March 29. 2023 11:43AM
by ED COURRIER Special to The Press
Whitehall High School Theater students punch the clock with their 2023 spring musical, “9 to 5.”
Performances will be 7 p.m. March 30-April 1 and 2 p.m. April 2 in the auditorium at WHS, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.
Director Cara Craft is assisted by choreographer Melissa Zimmer and assistant directors Elaine Ramirez and Kendra Saunders.
Three office co-workers, Violet Newstead, Doralee Rhodes and Judy Bernley, working under oppressive conditions at Consolidated Industries, decide to rebel against their domineering and lecherous boss.
The musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 film of the same title by Colin Higgins and Resnick.
The musical, which opened on Broadway in 2009, received four Tony Award nominations.
Notable songs include “9 to 5,” “I Just Might,” “Change It,” “Shine Like the Sun” and “Get Out and Stay Out.”
The WHS venue has accessible parking, is wheelchair accessible and offers wheelchair-accessible seating.
Advance ticket price for reserved seating is $12 (adult) and $10 (student/senior); walk-up tickets are available at the same price.
To purchase tickets, visit showtix4u.com/event-details/70545 or call 610-437-5081. All ticket sales are final.
PRESS PHOTOS BY ED COURRIER At center, from left, Violet Newstead (played by Daylin Ryer), Doralee Rhodes (played by Hailey Lara) and Judy Bernley (played by Mackenzie O'Donnell) sing “Change It” during Whitehall High School Theater's recent rehearsal of “9 to 5.” Performances will take place 7 p.m. March 30-April 1 and 2 p.m. April 2 in the auditorium at WHS, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.
The entire cast turns out for the finale.
“Here for You” is sung by Franklin Hart (played by Caleb Flannery) and the Boys Club as they ogle Rhodes (Lara).
PRESS PHOTOS BY ED COURRIER Whitehall High School Theater ensemble performs “9 to 5” during a recent rehearsal of “9 to 5.”
Franklin Hart's love-struck administrative assistant Roz Keith (played by Katie Coughlin) performs “Heart to Hart.”