Friday, November 22, 2013

Opening: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL at Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts

Want a musical that isn't holiday-themed this weekend? Check out "9 to 5: The Musical" at Cypress Lake High School.

"We have so many talented girls this year, and '9 to 5' is a great production to show them off," Jason Loete said in a news release.

"9 to 5: The Musical" runs Nov. 21-24. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21-23 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Premium VIP seating is $20. Call (239)-481-2233 x 6510 for information. Box office opens one hour before curtain.

Cypress Lake High is located at 6750 Panther Lane in Fort Myers.

Complete press release below.

Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts is proud to present
9 to 5: The Musical

November 21st- 24th – Tickets on sale now!

Fort Myers, FL- Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, boss. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge comes to Cypress Lake High School November 21st through the 24th in our Auditorium for an upbeat and fun-filled night.
Director Jason Loete says, “We have so many talented girls this year, and 9 TO 5 is a great production to show them off!”
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie Nine to Five. This musical is about teaming up and taking care of business!
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL stars Martina Long as Violet. Long was most recently been seen in Ordinary People as Beth. Also starring Gabrielle McAfee as Dora Lee. Gabrielle is a vocal major at Cypress and is a part of the A Capella Group (TAG). Halie Boling portrays the role of Judy, and has been seen at the Florida Reparatory Theatre’s Conservatory as Elle in Legally Blonde. Mr. Hart is portrayed by Garret Nowlin also seen in Ordinary People as Conrad Jarrett. Roz, Mr. Hart’s loyal secretary, is played by Lily Anderson, who has been seen in Ragtime and Bye Bye Birdie. Violet’s son Josh is played by Marcos Martins, Mr. Hart’s wife is played by Marissa Zumbo, and the office drunk, Margaret, is played by Jena Whitesman. The female ensemble includes Gianna Appolonia, Callie Atkinson (Kathy), Marissa Brooks, Courtney Camarillo(Maria),Isabel Daher, Tricia Garmager, Sarah Emily Hall, Kianna Jackson (Anita), Kelly Johnson, Gillian Marino (Daphne), Erica Olsson, Maddie Slamka, and Sophia Marie Vartdal. The male ensemble includes Lucas Ackerman, Lambert Barnes, Spencer Barney, Tyler Charpentier, Chance Cintron, Christian Fernandez, Zachary Holmer (Bob Enright), Nick Huston (Dick), Christian Richardson, Thomas Short (Tinsworthy), Monty Stobb(Dwayne), and Josiah Vega(Joe).
The creative team for 9 To 5 includes Jason Loete as Director and Set Designer. Patty Gair is the choreographer and Musical Direction by Gary Stroh. Juniors Nick Parker and Madeleine Arana serve as the lighting and costume designers.
Tickets for 9 To 5 are priced at $5 for students and $10 for adults. Premium VIP seating will be $20. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on November 21st – 23rd and 7:00p.m. on Sunday the 24th . The box office opens one hour before curtain at the auditorium at Cypress Lake High School. Tickets can also be purchased during school hours at the Blackbox Theatre box office on the Center for the Arts campus.
Please call (239)-481-2233 x 6510 for information.

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