University Theatre presents '9 to 5 The Musical'

Contact: Cara Barnes
Photo of student actors in 9 to 5 The Musical.

From left: Brooke Papritz, Shane Montgomery Schmidt, Allison Hunt and Lexie Plath

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University theatre students will perform "9 to 5 The Musical" March 13-23 in the Shaw Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

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Performance schedule

  • Thursday, March 13, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 14, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 20, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 21, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 22, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m.

"9 to 5" follows three unlikely friends as they team up to get even with their "sexist, egotistical, lying" boss by singing and dancing their way to revenge in the workplace. From Grammy winner Dolly Parton and based on the hit 1980s movie, "9 to 5 The Musical" features hit songs, including "9 to 5," "Shine Like The Sun" and "One of The Boys."

Under the direction of Jay Berkow, the all-student includes Allison Hunt, Brooke Papritz, Lexi Plath, Ashley Owens, Carrie Drummond, Ana Martinez, Peyton Reilly, Katie Hume, Shane Schmidt, Austin Blumh, Joseph Cavaini, Matthew Kurzyniec, Nick Angel, Todd Tuchek, Kasady Kwiakowska, Sara Mikulski, Lindsay Powers, Kara Bartlow, Audrey Johnston, Brittanie Travarrow, Sara Geist, Katelyn Langwith, Colton Steele, Joey Simon, Drew Porrett, Chuckie Benson, Mike Perlongo, EstéFan Kizer, Nick Petrelli and Chase Gray. The stage manager is Bridget Williams.


All seating for "9 to 5 The Musical" at Shaw Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $18 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $5 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.