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Anne Richards once famously remarked, "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." This quote clearly illustrates the awkward balancing act women have been performing for years. Do I nurture my career or my children? Do I support my spouse or my own goals? Do I forego family life all together and focus on myself? This season at The Studio we are going to take a deep dive into the struggles women have faced finding their footing over the last two and a half centuries as homage to the centennial anniversary of women's suffrage this year. Women no longer need to wear heels, or even be the partner that follows. Instead, we can take the lead in footwear of our own choosing! We chose these four stories to highlight seminal moments in herstory so we can celebrate how far women have come and keep an eye on how far we have yet to go. I am proud to present season five at The Studio: "Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History". —Whitney Morse, Artistic Director

ABOUT THE STUDIO THEATRE™: Tierra del Sol was formerly a Country Club with performances as a backdrop to the outstanding food and impeccable golf course views. It has since transitioned, bringing the performances to the forefront by evolving into a new Black Box Theatre. The Studio Theatre™ is now a flexible theatre with 120 seats and options for Thrust, Round, or Proscenium style seating. The Studio Theatre at Tierra del Sol's season runs from late September through April each year with four productions running approximately 130 total performances. The Studio Theatre is an extension of The Sharon® L. Morse Performing Arts Center, located in The Spanish Springs Town Square®, in The Villages® community. The Sharon is primarily a touring house hosting a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from concerts and comedians to dance, musicals, and operas. The Sharon seats just over 1,000 guests in a multi-level theater offering state of the art audio, visual, and theatrical rigging systems to create an entertainment experience second to none. The Studio Theatre is led by Producer Jason Goedken and Artistic Director Whitney Morse. Resident Director, Nathaniel Niemi; Resident Musical Director, Gary Powell; Scenic Designer, Kenneth Constant; Lighting Designer, David Krupla; Sound Designer, Nick Erickson; Production Manager, Danielle Paccione; Technical Director, Clayton Becker; Stage Manager, Grace Zottig; Company Manager, Ryan Loeckel; Literary Manager, Rachel Whittington; House Manager, Grace Petty; Assistant Production Manager, Leslie Munson and Assistant Stage Manager, Stephanie Horn. #TheStudioTheatreTDS #9to5

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9 TO 5 Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Book by Patricia Resnick

Orchestrator Bruce Coughlin

Arrangements & Additional Orchestrations Stephen Oremus & Alex Lacamoire

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture. Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009. 9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Producer Jason Goedken Director Nathaniel Niemi

Artistic Director Whitney Morse Music Director Gary Powell

Choreographer Indigo Leigh

Scenic Designer Kenneth Constant

Costume Designer Annie Trombo

Lighting Designer David Krupla

Sound/AV Designer Nick Erickson

Properties Designer Haley Borodine

Production Manager Danielle Paccione

Technical Director Clayton Becker

Company Manager Ryan Loeckel

Literary Manager Rachel Whittington

Stage Manager Grace Zottig

The Studio House Manager Grace Petty

The Sharon House Manager Heather Ard

Assistant Production Manager Leslie Munson

Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Horn

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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9 TO 5 Pour yourself a cup of ambition. 9 to 5, the riotous musical comedy, is based on the 1980 movie of the same name and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Violet, Judy and Doralee are three coworkers who concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. Set in the Roldex* era, these three woman smash the patriarchy in their work-place. This musical is a hilarious story of revenge, empowerment, and unlikely friendships. Runtime: ACT I: 71 minutes | Intermission: 15 minutes | ACT 2: 43 minutes

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ACT ONE Scene One - Outside Office 9 to 5................................................................................................................. Ensemble Scene Two - Office Bullpen Around Here...........................................................................................Violet, Ensemble Scene Three - Hart’s Office Here For You.......................................................................................... Hart, Hart’s Boys Here For You Reprise............................................................................... Hart, Hart’s Boys Scene Four - Filing Room Scene Five - The Xerox Room I Just Might...............................................Judy, Doralee, Violet, Josh, Dwyane, Ensemble Scene Six - Office Bullpen Backwoods Barbie.................................................................................................. Doralee Scene Seven - Hart’s Office Heart to Hart............................................................................................. Roz, Ensemble Scene Eight - Elevator Scene Nine - Violet’s Living Room Dance of Death..........................................................................................Judy, Ensemble Cowgirl’s Revenge................................................................................. Doralee, Ensemble Potion Notion..........................................................................................Violet, Ensemble Joy to the Girls.................................................................. Judy, Doralee, Violet, Ensemble Scene Ten - Coffee Area Scene Eleven - Ladies Room Scene Twelve - Elevator Scene Thirteen - Hospital I Killed The Boss............................................................... Violet, Judy, Doralee, Ensemble Scene Fourteen - Hart’s Office, Parking Garage, Hart’s Bedroom Shine Like The Sun..................................................Judy, Doralee, Violet, Hart, Ensemble

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ACT TWO Entr’acte............................................................................................................ Orchestra Scene One - Hart’s Office One of the Boys........................................................................................Violet, Ensemble Scene Two - Roz’s Desk 5 to 9.......................................................................................................................... Roz Scene Three - Office Bullpen Change It......................................................................... Judy, Doralee, Violet, Ensemble Scene Four - Atrium Let Love Grow................................................................................................... Violet, Joe Scene Five - Hart’s House Get Out and Stay Out................................................................................................ Judy Scene Six - Hart’s Office Scene Seven - Office Bullpen Finale................................................................................................................ Ensemble Scene Eight - Office Bullpen Bows.................................................................................................................. Ensemble

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SARA DELBEATO (Judy Bernly) Previous roles at The Studio Theatre include Always...Patsy Cline (Victory Productions) where she starred as Louise. Central Florida credits: The Pirates of Penzance, Assassins (freeFall Theatre Company), Hairspray, Swing!, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Show Palace), Little Shop of Horrors, The Wiz (American Stage) National Tours: Raunchy Little Musical, Broadway Across America’s Arthur, Live! Cruise Line: Rock-A-Hula, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Norwegian Cruise Line) Regional: Funny Girl (Stage West), Hairspray, Carousel (PSST), CATS, (Lees-McRae), SUDS (Greenbrier Valley Theatre), Honky Tonk Angels (Arundel Barn). Sara was awarded the JazzFest USA 98 All-Star Award for her jazz vocals, and was featured in Downbeat Magazine highlighting her singing achievements. For Chris. LAUREN ECHAUSSE (Doralee) is so excited to be joining the cast of 9 to 5 at The Studio Theatre! A true New Jersey Native, this is Lauren’s first show in the sunshine state (and she is thrilled to be in warmer weather). Some of Lauren’s favorite credits include Sandy (Grease), and Cheryl Ann (Catch Me If You Can) both during her time at the New London Barn Playhouse, as well as Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), and Heather Stovall (Hands on a Hardbody). Lauren has a BFA from Penn State University (WE ARE!) and is so grateful to be a part of this. An extra special thank you to Whitney Morse for this gift of a show. You are light and love. @lauren_echausse WHITNEY MORSE (Violet Newstead) kicked off The Studio Theatre's Inaugural season in Next To Normal, The Last Five Years, Proof, and Songs for a New World. For her performance in Proof she won Broadway World's Best Supporting Actress. Since the first season she has starred in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Company and A Doll’s House at The Studio. She accomplished a once-in-a-lifetime acting experience performing in White Rabbit Red Rabbit. She has starred in Summer Song Cycle's Tell Me On a Sunday and Now. Here. This. Her Central Florida Theatre credits include The Secret Garden, 1776 and Big River (Mad Cow Theatre). Chicago: Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater). Whitney is the Artistic Director of The Sharon and The Studio Theatre. MFA Acting Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com

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JASON BOWEN (Franklin Hart, Jr) Originally from Chicago, Jason has performed with Broadway in Chicago, Quest Theatre Ensemble, Emerald City, Light Opera Works, The Bailiwick, Chicago Performing Arts Center, Shedd Aquarium and the Navy Pier Pepsi Skyline Stage. Currently, Jason resides in Detroit, MI where he performs both on stage and can be seen in print and featured in commercials both regionally and nationally. Jason also cruised the Mediterranean aboard the Norwegian Jade where he served as the Master of Ceremonies and Cruise Director with NCL. Jason travels the country as a Corporate Entertainer and Emcee with the marketing firm, TSMGI, located in suburban Chicago. Much love to his ‘soon to be’ better half, Josh. www.jasonbowen.net LON WARD ABRAMS (Tinsworthy) has been a part of The Studio Theatre since its inception. He was cast as Robert in the award winning production of Proof in their inaugural season, a role for which he received a Best Actor award nomination from Theatre World Orlando. He was one of four actors selected to perform White Rabbit Red Rabbit and played Dr. Rank in Season 3 in A Doll's House. Lon has understudied three roles here as well including Rothko in Red. Favorite roles in regional theatre include Matt in Talley's Folly, Levinsky in Nuts, Lee in True West, Weller in The Gin Game, Henry VIII in Anne Of The Thousand Days, Henry II in The Lion In Winter, both Max and Saunders in Lend Me A Tenor and Mitch in Streetcar. Many thanks to The Studio staff who keep thinking of me and to my wife Boon who helps keep life a gas. ANDREA DIAZ (Maria) is thrilled to be making her debut at The Studio Theatre! Central Florida credits: Jasmine in Beehive, Ensemble/ U/S Alice, Mama Murphy in Bright Star, Cha-Cha in Grease (Titusville Playhouse), Diana Morales in A Chorus Line (Henegar Center, Celebration Theatre Company) Sondheim on Sondheim (Celebration Theatre Company), Anita in West Side Story (Theatre West End), Allison U/S in Miss Nelson is Missing (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre). She holds a BA in Theatre Arts- Musical Theatre Concentration from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She gives many thanks to all her family and friends for their love, encouragement, and supporting her art! www.officialandreadiaz.com

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ALYSON JOHNSON (Margaret) has performed for nearly 20 years in Central Florida regional and community theatres. Favorites at The Studio include Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement, A Doll's House, It Shoulda Been You, Stop Kiss, and Next to Normal. Graduate of University of Central Florida, 2001 and 2019. She has spent this time of uncertainty mostly homeschooling and staring at books, and is eternally grateful to everyone at The Studio for giving her and the community some art and comfort right now. DONGWOO KANG (Joe) is excited to be performing for 9 to 5. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of musical theatre, Kang made his first national showcase debut in Broadway Rising Stars in New York City. Kang's theatre credits include Lun Tha in the 2nd national tour of The King and I by NETworks, LLC. Kang's film and TV show credits include Kichin, written and directed by Takeru Thile. Kang also starred as a main host on Walk into America by Voice Of America, directed by Brian Kim. Kang wishes to thank God for loving and supporting him and allowing him to chase his dreams in the United States. Joshua 1:9. tinyurl.com/DwKang | @dongwookang91 BRETT KLOCK (Josh/Office Worker) is thrilled to be making his debut at The Studio Theatre! Previous credits include JD in Heathers (Russo-Richardson Productions), Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance and Fenton in The Real Merry Wives of Windsor (Scranton Shakespeare Festival), Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show and Peter in Bare: A Pop Opera (Iron Crow Theatre). Proud BFA Musical Theatre graduate of Coastal Carolina University. Brett would like to thank his friends and family for all their love and support! www.brettklock.com INDIGO LEIGH (Choreographer/Kathy/Dance Captain) is making her on stage premier at The Studio Theatre! Locally she has performed Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (The Garden Theatre), Gypsy (Athens Deland), Equus directed by Jeremy Seghers, Prince(Cess) (Orlando Fringe), The Barber of Seville (Gulf Coast Symphony), Koko in The Hot Mikado, Dream Curly in Oklahoma!, Bernstein’s Mass, Young Frankenstein, Of Thee I Sing, The Soldier’s Tale, and The Street of Crocodiles (University of Central Florida). She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in dance. She is also the studio coordinator at Theater West End teaching dance classes and appearing as a teaching artist in their education program. missindigoleigh.com

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CRAIG SMITH (Dwayne/Office Worker) is delighted to be performing again at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol in 9 to 5. Craig is a SC native and a graduate of the SC School of the Arts at Anderson University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Previous credits at The Studio: John and Jen, Negotiating the Elusive Perfect One Night Stand. Regional Credits: Mamma Mia!, Oliver!, It’s a Wonderful Life, When Herod Came to Georgia, Beauty and the Beast. Film/TV: “The Plymouth Period”, “Respect”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, “Dynasty”. Love to friends, family, & Christopher! @actcraigsmith SAGE SPIKER (Dick/Office Worker) is an Iowa native, who recently moved to the East Coast. NYC area credits include Brom Bones (Sleepy Hollow: The Musical) at The Player's Theatre, Mike Mercy (The Mercy Project) at Fairfield Theatre Company, Dracula (Dracula! The Radio Play) with SAS Performing Arts Company, and Vocalist/Guitarist for Bock Around The Clock Productions. Regional credits include Curly (Oklahoma!) and Schroeder (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) with Cedar Summerstock, and Melman (Madagascar) at The Old Creamery Theatre. Sage has a BA in Theatre with a minor in vocal performance from The University of Iowa. MARISSA VOLPE (Roz) is so excited to be back at The Studio Theatre! She was previously in It Shoulda Been You as the understudy for Rebecca and Jenny. Other credits include Bea Bottom in Something Rotten, Magenta in Rocky Horror, Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Beehive (Titusville Playhouse), Charlotte in Cinderella (Alhambra Theatre and Dining), Linda in The Wedding Singer (Athens Theatre), and Florika in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Garden Theatre). She has also performed at Universal Studios, Disney Springs, and SeaWorld, and currently performs at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Tampa. Much love to Mom, Dad, and George! www.marissaannvolpe.com

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RACHEL WHITTINGTON (Missy/Office Worker, US/Doralee and Judy) is thrilled to be performing at The Studio Theatre! The Studio credits: Clown/Technician in Neighbors…; Kathy in Company; Callie/Sarah Understudy in Stop Kiss; Daphna/ Melody Understudy in Bad Jews; and several Virtual Play Readings. Favorite Central Florida Credits: Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Carol (Athens Theatre); James Joyce's The Dead, The All-Female 1776 (Mad Cow Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Insomniac Theatre), Into the Woods (CFCArts), Equus (Dir. Jeremy Seghers). Other Credits: A Little Night Music, The Music Man, Gianni Schicchi, Ben Folds and the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. BA-Music: Elon University. Rachel would like to thank her husband, family, friends, and everyone who chooses live theatre for making her dream job a reality! www.rachelewhit.com HEATHER ARD (US/Violet and Roz) has been performing professionally for over 25 years. Heather’s career started as a musical theatre performer and over time has grown include, voice over/commercial work, sound operator, props master, stage manager, production manager, choreographer, and director. Heather favorite regional credits include The Sound of Music (Maria), South Pacific (Nellie), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Hello Dolly (Minnie Fay), Respect, Smokey Joe’s Café (Patti), Joseph.. (The Narrator), Oklahoma (Ado Annie), and Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Directing credits include: The Sound of Music, The Kind and I, Merry Widow, Little Shop of Horrors, and South Pacific. Currently, she is the House Manager and Events Coordinator for The Sharon and is active in The Villages community. Locally Heather can be seen performing at The Sharon for events such as Lobby Lounge Cabaret Series, and The Opera Club’s Three Tenor’s Plus One and is a cantor for St. Timothy Catholic Church. Heather’s biggest role is mother to her 3 beautiful children Paulie, Ella, and Joey. Heather would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support and most importantly the audience, who make live theatre possible. JAMES BLAISDELL (US/Joe, Josh and Dick) is excited to join The Studio Theatre team for another production! He was most recently seen in the virtual reading of Round Table: A Sort of LARP. When not on The Studio stage, James can be found performing at Universal Studios. James graduated from Rollins College with a BA in Theatre Arts. He would like to thank his family, friends, and Rachel for their unending support.

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AUTUMN ENCARNACION (US/Missy, Kathy, Margaret, Maria) studied music and theatre at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Autumn worked for The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center for several years as the Artist Liaison and as the Company Manager for The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. She continually sings at the “Don’t Tell Nonnie” events in The Sharon Lobby. She’s performed as a Guest Singer for several concerts put on by The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed around town at venues such as: The Dragon Flower Winery in Summerfield, FL, the Bonifay Country Club in The Villages, Singing Telegraphs for all occasions, and most recently starred as Sam in The Studio Theatre’s Virtual Snack-Sized Production of A Eulogy for Leroy. She is excited to be an understudy in 9 to 5 The Musical and work with such an incredible cast & crew! ALEC SPEERS (US/Hart, Tinsworthy & Dwayne) is thrilled to work with The Studio Theatre again in 9 to 5. Alec recently moved to Florida where he has been working with the Central Florida Lyric Opera in productions like The Magic Flute, as well as a previous position as a Singing Server. His favorite performances include La Traviata and La Boheme performed with the University of Northern Colorado and Opera Classica Europa in Germany. Alec holds two bachelor degrees in Theatre Studies and a BA in Music from the University of Northern Colorado. Alec would like to thank his immensely supportive family, and everybody who gives him a chance to work on what he loves to do most. DOLLY PARTON (Music & Lyrics) is considered to be the most successful female country music artist, having released 42 top-10 country albums and earned 25 number-one singles. She has won seven Grammy® awards and received 42 Grammy® nominations. She has also received seven awards from the Academy of Country Music and 10 Country Music Association awards, and is one of only five female artists to win the CMA's highest honor, "Entertainer of the Year." Dolly is also an acclaimed movie and television actress, and her literacy program, Dolly Parton's "Imagination Library," is now in 566 counties in 36 states. "The woman is one of our national treasures, so let's cherish her for as long as we've got her...this is one Barbie who has always been for real," wrote Newsweek in 2008. www.dollyparton.com

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PATRICIA RESNICK (Author) has enjoyed a successful and varied career in film, television, and theatre. She wrote the original screenplay for the film 9 to 5, a comedy classic and one of the topgrossing films of all time. Under the tutelage of her mentor Robert Altman, she co-authored A Wedding (British Academy Award and Writer's Guild nominations) and Quintet starring Paul Newman. Other films include Maxie (Glenn Close) and Straight Talk, which reunited her with Dolly Parton. She has written numerous pilots for television for networks including Showtime, CBS and FX and her seven produced made for television movies include The Battle of Mary Kay starring Shirley MacLaine and Parker Posey who both gave Golden Globe-nominated performances. She was the exec producer and head writer of a series based on the children's book Olivia for the Nick Jr. network. Her theatre work includes her Drama Desk nominated book for the Broadway musical 9 to 5 which garnered four Tony nominations, sketches for Lily Tomlin's first one-woman Broadway show Appearing Nightly, and a stage musical adaptation of her own PBS movie Ladies in Waiting which originated at the Woodstock (Illinois) Summer Playhouse and later moved to the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. She worked as a consulting producer on the final season of Mad Men and on the ABC Family drama Recovery Road. She is currently working on a 9 to 5 film sequel as well as being co-executive producer for a new Netflix show based on Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. NATHANIEL NIEMI (Director) is thrilled to be directing 9 to 5! He previously directed The Studio's staged play readings of Candida, The Violet Sisters, The Auntie Network, and Deborah. Nathaniel was also the director of The Studio's virtual readings of Lysistrata, A Woman of No Importance, Tartuffe, Accommodation, and Cosmo St. Charles is Dead and Someone in this Room Killed Him. Other directing credits at The Studio include Company, Now. Here. This., Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement, and Assassins. Nathaniel is a former Artistic Associate of Honolulu Theatre for Youth where his directing credits include Pinocchio, Extraordinary Stories of an Ordinary ‘Ohana, and You and Me and the Space Between. Other directing credits include A Murder of Crows, The Cat in the Hat, The Thin Man on the Ladder (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Rose and the Rime (Chaminade University), and Anne of Green Gables (HEARTS). Nathaniel holds an MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and is a recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Directing Award. Nathaniel is currently the Resident Director at The Studio Theatre and the Director of Education at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.

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GARY POWELL (Music Director) has been musically directing and staging shows for over 30 years in Texas, Chicago, New York City, and now Central Florida. Select standouts of Gary’s career include Sound of Music, Godspell, Brigadoon, South Pacific, and regionally Sweet Charity and Next to Normal at the Skokie Theatre. He has worked on several world premiere productions including: Tomorrow Morning and Scotch Verdict. While directing in Chicago, Gary was nominated for several Jeff Awards (The Chicago equivalent of the Tony’s) for the following productions: Jerry Springer-The Opera, Thrill Me, Adam’s Family, Opus 1861, The Baker’s Wife, Kiss of The Spider Woman, Evolution/Creation, and Cats among several others. Gary currently serves as the resident Music Director for both The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. RYAN LOECKEL (Percussion/Violin) is an active musician, actor, vocalist, and collaborative arts producer. Last season he was heard at The Studio Theatre during It Shoulda Been You, featured at The Sharon in Bach To Broadway, fiddled as Joe-Bob in Always...Patsy Cline (Victory Productions), and played the role of Righteous Brother Bill Medley in That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Beefhouse Dinner Theatre). Ryan trained as a violist with Marcia Ferritto, and has shared the stage on tour with Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Barry Manilow, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra among many others. His performances have been heard on syndicated broadcasts, aboard five-star ships, and at venues internationally. Ryan’s duo album “A Quiet Christmas” was released in December 2019. www.loeckel.com | @loeckelmusik JILL MARRESE (Keyboard 2) is a proud Michigander, performing in The Villages since 2011. At The Studio Theatre, Jill played keyboard for Assassins and It Shoulda Been You. In Michigan, she began accompanying musicals at age 14, sang many roles in community theater, was soprano/French coach in professional opera chorus 20 years, and soloist with a big band. The Villages musical roles include: Marian (Music Man), Irene (Hello Dolly), Sarah (Guys and Dolls), Julie (Carousel) , also music direction/pit for many shows. Jill plays bassoon with The Villages bands/orchestras, and entertains at local clubs with the duo Two Darn Hot. She works extensively with area school students, and is a retired public school teacher of French and Musical Theater.

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BILL NEALE (Electric/Acoustic Guitar) has a rich history as a stage performer, recording artist, producer and studio musician. Among his accomplishments are extensive tours and recordings which included a five-year tenure as guitarist with Motown’s “The Temptations” during the height of their career. During the late 70's and 80's, Bill was the guitarist for all Chuck Barris Television Shows including “The Gong Show". He is a proud recipient of both RIAA Certified Gold and Platinum record awards for his work. Bill and his wife, MaryAnn, enjoy being residents of The Villages and he loves to perform with the shows at The Studio Theatre. SEAN POLLACK (Keyboard 1) is an accomplished collaborative pianist and vocal coach specializing in vocal literature, lyric diction, and choral conducting. He has accompanied and music directed numerous theater and opera productions throughout the southeast including favorites: Sugar, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, John and Jen (2001 Ostrander for Best Direction of a Musical), Children of Eden, Fame, Songs for a New World, Into the Woods, Idomeneo, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Last Five Years, and Annie. Sean is Director of Music and the Arts at New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages, FL where he accompanies the acclaimed community chorus, The Village Voices. He is thrilled to be back at the bench with The Studio Theatre for this production! RICH ROESKE (Drums/Percussion) is a retired Chiropractic Neurologist from Atlanta, GA where he and his wife, Dr. Gail Roeske, had their own clinic. As an infant he would beat on his mother’s pots and pans with wooden spoons, so it was inevitable that he began music lessons on the drums at age 8. Thus began a lifelong love affair with the drums. His other career as a musician has included such groups as The Atlanta Seventeen, Peachtree Jazz Band, Etowah Jazz Society, and The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Band (where he appeared on “America’s Got Talent”). Rich and his wife reside in The Villages, FL, where he plays golf and performs with The Villages Concert Band, The Villages Swing Band, and The Studio Theatre. His musical duo with fellow resident of The Villages, Jill Marrese, “Two Darn Hot,” performs at numerous venues around The Villages, and wineries in Traverse City, MI, where he spends his summers.

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JAZMINE WHIPPLE, (Electric Bass) is a Music Theorist and Multi-Instrumentalist from Ocala, Florida. She has been working as a professional musician for 9 years playing all over the southeastern United States in various pit orchestras in over 70 different musicals. She has played Bass with Disney, Universal and with several professional jazz bands across central Florida, also having worked with multiple celebrities including Steven Lang and Snoop Dogg. She was also a Bassist and Mallet Percussion player for the Central Florida Jazz Percussion Ensemble which was invited to play at Fest Bossa & Jazz. Jazmine enjoys most of her time studying old musical scores, linguistics, playing video games and being with her family and children.

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CAST (in order of appearance) Doralee...............................................................Lauren Echausse Margaret.............................................................. Alyson Johnson Maria........................................................................ Andrea Diaz Kathy....................................................................... Indigo Leigh Roz..........................................................................Marissa Volpe Missy/Office Worker..................................... Rachel Whittington Joe........................................................................Dongwoo Kang Dick/Office Worker....................................................Sage Spiker Dwayne/Office Worker..............................................Craig Smith Josh/Office Worker..................................................... Brett Klock Violet Newstead................................................... Whitney Morse Judy Bernly............................................................ Sara DelBeato Franklin Hart, Jr........................................................Jason Bowen Tinsworthy.......................................................Lon Ward Abrams US/Violet Newstead and Roz.................................... Heather Ard US/Joe, Josh and Dick............................................James Blaisdell US/Missy, Kathy, Margaret, Maria.............. Autumn Encarnacion US/Franklin Hart, Jr, Tinsworthy & Dwayne............. Alec Speers US/Doralee and Judy Bernly......................... Rachel Whittington

MUSICIANS Music Director/Conductor.........................................Gary Powell Keyboard 1................................................................ Sean Pollack Keyboard 2..................................................................Jill Marrese Electric/Acoustic Guitar................................................ Bill Neale Electric Bass.......................................................Jazmine Whipple Violin/Keys 3/Percussion..........................................Ryan Loeckel Drums/Percussion..................................................... Rich Roeske

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DIRECTION Producer................................................................ Jason Goedken Artistic Director................................................... Whitney Morse Show Director.................................................... Nathaniel Niemi Music Director...........................................................Gary Powell Assistant Music Director..........................................Ryan Loeckel Choreographer......................................................... Indigo Leigh PRODUCTION Production Manager..........................................Danielle Paccione Assistant Production Manager................................Leslie Munson Technical Director.................................................Clayton Becker Literary Manager........................................... Rachel Whittington Company Manager...................................................Ryan Loeckel Production Stage Manager........................................Grace Zottig Assistant Stage Manager.......................................Stephanie Horn SCENIC Scenic Designer................................................Kenneth Constant Master Carpenter.................................................Preston Speaker Automation......................................................Kenneth Constant Scenic Carpenters...........Tony Fairchaild, David Bost, Luke Bezio Additional Artwork...............Ella Ard, Joe Ard, Clifford Goedken COSTUMES Costume Designer..................................................Annie Trombo Wig Supervisor....................................................... Sara DelBeato LIGHTING Lighting Director/Designer..................................... David Krupla Assistant Lighting Designer....................................Lindsey Young Lighting Programmer............................................Omri Schwartz Light Board Operator.............................................Lindsey Young Spot Operators......... David Bost, Tony Fairchild, Chad Pavlovich

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AUDIO VISUAL Sound/AV Designer............................................... Nick Erickson Audio Engineer........................................................... Luke Bezio PROPERTIES Properties Designer/Master..................................Haley Borodine Additional Props.............................. Clay Becker, Leslie Munson, Danielle Paccione, Rachel Whittington HOUSE MANAGEMENT The Studio...................................................................Grace Petty The Sharon................................................................ Heather Ard Read more about our production team and designers at www.TheSharonStudio.com SPECIAL THANKS The Villages® Marketing Tierra del Sol Bar & Grill City Furniture for providing The Studio Theatre with all the furniture for this season’s productions.

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“Spike Heels” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

A modern whimsical play Scandalous comedy about set in the 19th century who’s really on top about Ada Byron Lovelace, inventor of binary code

BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU

7/13/21-7/31/21

PIPELINE ELINE PIP

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“Pipeline” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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