9 to 5
Violet Newstead........Dallas Boudreaux
Franklin Hart........Donovan Hughes
Judy Bemly........Mileah Milstead
Doralee Rhodes........Erin Burrow
Dick Bemly........Garrison Stallings
Maria Delgado........Amanda Pratt
Josh Newstead........Max Flashhacker
Dwayne Rhodes........Brock Mason
Roz Keith........ Kourtney Ballinger
Missy Hart........Kamryn Boyd
Russell Tinsworthy........George Sekeres
Candy Striper/Ensemble........Meredith Aydelott
Bob......... JR Knowles
Ensemble........Bri Guydon, Amelia Clark, Lauren Dietrich, Anna Whorton,
Sheridan Hitchcox, Faithlyn Jones, Caleb Mitchell
Meet the Cast
Dallas Boudreaux (Violet Newstead) is a senior at MTSU and is absolutely thrilled to be a part of such hilarious, vulgar, and profound girl-powered theatre! Past credits here at MTSU include [title of show] (Heidi), La Cage Aux Folles (Collette), Next To Normal (Natalie), and How I Learned to Drive (Li’l Bit). She would like to thank her incredible family and friends for their endless love, support, and positivity. Enjoy the show!
Donovan Hughes (Franklin Hart) is a senior at MTSU. His previous credits include How I Learned to Drive (Uncle Peck), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), and Fuddy Meers (Richard). He is the Vice President of Alpha Psi Omega. He would like to thank Claire, Robbie, Parker, Conner, Brianna and countless others for their support and confidence. As he moves forward in his career and education, he will forever be grateful for his time at MTSU.
Mileah Milstead (Judy Bemly) is a junior theatre major at MTSU. She is so excited to return to the Tucker Theatre after appearing in The Taste of Sunrise (Nell Hicks). She has spent the past few months teaching classes at Nashville Children’s Theatre and Perform Murfreesboro, as well as assisting with Murfreesboro homeschool theatre. She would like to thank all the strong women in her life who gave her inspiration for this role, especially her mother. She is so delighted to share this piece with you and sincerely hopes you enjoy the show!
Erin Burrow (Doralee Rhodes) is so thrilled to be a part of this amazing show! She previously studied performance at The Young Americans College of Performing Arts in Southern California. Some of her favorite previous roles include Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Ella), Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), and The Wizard of Oz (Glinda). This is her first show with MTSU and she is so thankful for this opportunity. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Aaron Gray (Joe) is a super senior at MTSU and is thrilled to be a part of this show. This is his first show with the MTSU Department of Theatre and Dance, and is honored to be a part of this amazing cast. Enjoy the show!
Garrison is a transfer student starting his junior year at MTSU. He has previously appeared in The Seagull (Medvedenko) at Pellissippi State Community College and as a member of The Delights improv team in Knoxville. Garrison is glad to be a part of 9 to 5, as well as MTSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
Tori Peterson (Margaret) is a junior Theatre major and Musical Theatre Performance minor at MTSU. You might have seen her in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Heathers (Martha), Peter Pan (Nibs), and many other shows in Murfreesboro over the years. She would like to thank the cast and crew for another fantastic experience, and hopes that everyone enjoys the show!
Amanda Pratt (Maria Delgado) is a senior Theatre major with a minor in Special Education. Her previous credits at MTSU include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Potiphar’s Wife), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Laurie), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), and West Side Story (Graziella). She would like to thank her family for always being so supportive!
Kortney Ballenger (Roz Keith) is a senior at MTSU and is a Child Development Family Studies major with a minor in Musical Theatre. This is her first show at MTSU. She is ecstatic to be given this opportunity to work with this outstandingly talented cast. Some of Kortney’s show credits include Aladdin (Genie), Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), The Color Purple (Celie), DREAMGIRLS (Effie), and Pocahontas KIDS! (Pochahontas). She would like to thank her mommy, brother, and friends for being her biggest supporters, and enjoy the show!
Kamryn Boyd (Missy Hart) is a Freshman at MTSU majoring in Theatre with a Musical Theatre minor. Kamryn is thrilled to have the opportunity to perform in 9 to 5 at MTSU. Although this her first appearance at Tucker Theatre, she is no stranger to the stage. Her most recent performance was as “Belle” in Circle Players (Nashville, TN) presentation of “Beauty and the Beast”, in which she received Circle Players’ “Actress of The Year” for this role. Kamryn also recently won a prestigious spot in a NYC Theater Company where she trained with Tony Award winning Actors. She was a member of Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music Children’s Concert Chorale. As a member of this elite group she performed in the Legendary Roger Waters US Premier Opera, Ca Ira with the Nashville Symphony as well as performing in a masterful production of Britten’s Epic War Requiem. Kamryn is excited to further her Musical Theatre education at MTSU and looks forward to making lifelong memories here.
George Sekeres (Russell Tinsworthy) is a Freshman theater major and is thrilled to be a part of his first show here at MTSU. His favorite past shows include an original, You're Still Here (Ethan), and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Thurio). George would like to take this time to thank his parents for always loving and supporting him. George's love goes to his community theater director, Cori Laemmel, for inspiring him and putting him on the path that led him here.
Meredith Aydelott (Candy Striper/Ensemble) is a sophomore theatre major at MTSU. She has previously been in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Moth), Wait Until Dark (Gloria), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh's Attendant). Meredith is so grateful to have been a part of this production and to have worked with all of these wonderful folks. She'd like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her!
J.R. Knowles (Bob) is a senior Theatre major and English minor graduating in the Spring of 2019. His most recent credits include Joseph...Technicolor Dreamcoat (Simeon), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Starveling) and, with Actors Bridge Ensemble, Marion, or the True Tale of Robin Hood (Guard 1). He also served as the sound engineer for Shakespeare in the Park in 2018 and has assisted their sound since 2013. Thank you for supporting your local arts.
Jacob Denney (Detective/Ensemble) is a freshman and is so excited to be a part of this talented cast! This is his first show with MTSU and is so thankful for this opportunity. His previous credits include: Heathers (JD), Into The Woods (Jack), and Grease (Doody). He would like to thank his family for all the support they have given him, and he hopes you enjoy the show! #TweetDolly
Noah Brady (Cop/Ensemble) is a freshman and this is his first show at MTSU! He is very proud of the show and has enjoyed the process with this wonderful cast and crew!! He is giving God all the glory and would like to thank his awesome family and amazing girlfriend for continuous support! Enjoy the show!
Amelia Clark (Ensemble) is so excited to be a part of this wonderful production! She would like to thank her family, friends, fellow cast members, Dolly Parton and the eight count chicken nugget meal at the Chick - Fil - A in the KUC.
Anna Whorton (Ensemble) is a sophomore Theatre and Fashion Merchandising major at MTSU and is so excited to be apart of this show and this wonderful program! She would like to thank her family for their support and encouragement, and the faculty and staff for this opportunity.
Sheridan Hitchcox (Ensemble) is majoring in Theatre and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. Some of her favorite roles include: Dracula (Lucy Westenra), Anne of Green Gables (Anne), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), and The Apple Tree (Eve). At MTSU, her favorite roles have been: Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nora), Hand to God (Jessica/Jolene), and Raised in Captivity (Bernadette Dixon). Over the summer, she directed This is Our Youth with local theatre company, The WhereHouse, and played Jessica Goldman. Sheridan hopes you enjoy 9 to 5.
Faithlyn Jones (Ensemble) is a senior at MTSU. This is her second year at MTSU and she has loved every second. This is her first musical here and she’s very excited and thankful for all the opportunities. She dedicates this to her cat, Nuri. She isn’t dead, she just misses her.
Caleb Mitchell (Ensemble) is a sophomore Theatre major at MTSU. He has appeared in many production in his time in theatre. You may have seen him in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest), as well as other shows. He was nominated for the Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards for Best Actor, Best Male Soloist, and Best Dramatic Actor. Caleb was also inducted into the 2018 First Night Class of Promising Actors. He loves his craft and is very happy to be going to MTSU to hone his skills.
Director Kristi........ Shamburger
Musical Director........ Raphael Bundage
Choreographer........ Maggie Richardson
Scenic and Projection Designer........ Christopher Rhoton
Costume Designer........ Tommy Macon
Lighting Designer........ Darren E. Levin+
Sound Designer........ John Underwood
Properties Master........ Parker Chase
Makeup/Wig Designer........ Dakota Byrn
Associate Choreographer......... Amanda Pratt
Assistant Properties Master....... Olivia Anderson
Assistant Makeup Designer........ Mary Moreland
Assistant Director........ Kaitlynn Newcomb
Assistant Lighting Designer........ Stephanie Bottum, Kaley Rust
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone........ Gabe Collins
Saxophone/Bass Clarinet........ John Seale
Trumpet........ Tyler Bouttauvong, Ben Rattanavong
Guitar........ Jacob Miller
Keyboard........ Andrea Yohe
Percussion........ Liam Hickey
Bass........ Jimmie McEachern
Trombone........ Jack Marlow
Christopher Rhoton (Scenic Designer/ Projection Designer) is delighted to be collaborating with the team at MTSU on 9 to 5. Christopher earned his B.S. in Theatre from MTSU in 2009. He went on to earn his Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Scenic Design for Theatre from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2015. Since graduation, he has been based in Chicago where he freelances and assists prolific Scenic Designer Kevin Depinet and also designs museum exhibits through XL Scenic. Upcoming productions include Into the Woods at Music Theatre Works, Nina Simone: Four Women at Northlight Theatre, and Tuning In at Bloomington Playwrights Project. He is also on the design team for the Emerging Designers exhibit at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. Christopher is the Associate Designer for the upcoming West End production of Prince of Egypt. For more information about past and future productions, visit his website: www.Christopher-Rhoton.com
Stage Manager........ Virginia Tipps
Assistant Stage Managers........ Allie Daniels, Cassidy Woodall
Tech Assistant Stage Manager........ Jeanna Patillo
Technical Director........ Alex Riggs
Assistant Technical Director........ Matthew Phillips
Production Manager........ Scott Boyd+
Flight Coordinator........ Brian Elliot+
Shop Foreman........ Dillon Davis
Scenic Charge........ Megan Inmon
Scenic Shop Staff........ Parker Chase, Laura Pickard, Matthew Phillips, Alex Riggs, Maggie Shivers
Audio Technician........ Julia Flemming, Jackson Letman, Samantha Hopewell
Stage Management Faculty Advisor........ Kate Goodwin
Technical Director Faculty Advisor........ Todd Seage
Costume Coordinator........ Trish Clark
Costume Studio Manager........ Amy Hipp
Wardrobe Crew Head........ Lindsay Ross
Wardrobe Crew........ Morgan Marshall
Master Electrician........ Brian Elliot+
Followspot Operator........ Bryan Long, Roque Marcello
Light Board Op........ Lester Holt
Deck Electrician........ Logan Taylor, Danielle Sivley, Alex Irwin, Jordan Henderson
Sound Engineer........ Elijah Whitney
Fly Crew........ Matthew Phillips, Ibrahim Abbas, Patricia Forte
Projectionist........ Molly Womack
Closed Caption Operator........ Laura Pickard
Box Office Manager/House Manager........ Megan Marchan
Marketing Coordinator........ Parker Chase
Poster Design........ Aaron Johnson
Poster Photography........ Megan Marchan
+ Members of the United Scenic Artists 829