Susan Moniz, James Moye, Alexandra Palkovic, Marya Grandy Among Cast of Marriott Theatre's 9 to 5
By Michael Gioia
Susan Moniz, who was seen in the Broadway revival of Grease, is among the cast of the Marriott Theatre production of 9 to 5, The Musical, which will begin Aug. 14, prior to an official opening Aug. 21, in Illinois.
Directed by Jeff Award winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery, performances will continue through Oct. 13.
The cast includes Kelli Cramer as Violet Newstead, Moniz (Grease) as Judy Bernly, Alexandra Palkovic as Doralee Rhodes, James Moye (Million Dollar Quartet) as Franklin Hart, Jr., Marya Grandy (Les Misérables) as Roz Keith, Ben Jacoby as Joe and Roger Anderson as Tinsworthy.
Rounding out the ensemble are Brian Bohr, Robin Alexis Childress, Bryan Howard Conner, Devin DeSantis, Jerry Galante, Ericka Mac, Christine Mild, Natalie Myre, Laura Savage, Holly Stauder, Richard Strimer, Stef Tovar, J. Tyler Whitmer, Brandi Wooten and Melissa Zaremba.
Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 to 5 features a Tony Award-nominated score by Grammy Award winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick.
Here's how Marriott bills the musical: "When three unlikely friends take control of the office and put their 'sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot' of a boss in his place, they learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world."
Other members of the creative team include lead artistic director Aaron Thielen, music director Ryan T. Nelson, set designer Tom Ryan, costume designer Nancy Missimi, lighting designer Jesse Klug, sound designer Bob Gilmartin and props designer Sally Weiss. Patti Garwood conducts the Marriott Theatre Orchestra.
The Marriott Theatre is located at 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, IL. For more information and tickets, call (847) 634-0100 or visit MarriottTheatre.com.
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