By Michael Gioia
02 May 2014
Directed by Christopher Scott with choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Trevor Bachman, performances continue through May 11.
The cast of Teen Academy members includes Rhys Athayde, Cassie Barckett, Crystal Brown, Paul Byrd, Lourden Gutierrez, Wayne Hampton, Amadi Hayer, Henry Houghton, Ryan Horncastle, Adelaide Jenkins, Aracely Jimenez, Audrey Lang, Benjamin Miller, Lizzy Moreno, Sheika Murray, Jewell Noel, Andrew Odnoralov, Louise Palmer, Martin Perez, Crystal Phitts, Alani Gabrielle Ramirez, Michelle Richards, Aaliyah Rivera, Isabella Rivera, Josephine Rivera, Amy Tolentino and Emily Viega.
Here's how the musical is billed: "Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world. Set in the late 1970s, to 5: The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business."
The creative team includes Josh Iacovelli (set design/production supervisor), Joyce Liao (lighting design), Dustin Cross (costume design), Ray Schilke (sound design) and Karen Parlato (stage manager).
The performance schedule for 9 to 5: The Musical is May 2 and 9 at 7:30 PM, May 3 and 10 at 3 PM and 7:30 PM and May 4 and 11 at 3 PM.
The Academy, named after actress Rosetta LeNoire, has been in continuous operation since the 1970s. The students receive training in the performing arts from established theatre professionals, and classes include acting technique, dance and movement, and music (including theory, training and vocal technique).
The Theatre at the 14th Street Y is located at 344 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues). For tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or click here. For more information, call (212) 563-2565 or visit AmasMusical.org.