9 to 5 The Musical Creative

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Jan Hefner
Jan is pleased to make another debut! After more than fifty years acting and directing on the BCT stage, she is co-directing her first musical production! Plays she has directed in recent years include Apples in Winter, Love Letters, Deathtrap, Cry Havoc, and The Desk Set. She would not have been willing to take on the challenge of guiding 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL without her best friend, favorite collaborator, and co-director, Julie Gaines. Jan sends her profound thanks and gratitude to her theatre and non-theatre friends and family for their love and support.
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Julie Gaines
Julie has been so fortunate to have a best friend who is a VERY skilled director; otherwise, she would have been too daunted to co-direct this production. Having only really directed one show with adults (The Hands of Its Enemy) and assistant directed children/teens in MANY North of the River Junior Theatre productions, taking on a musical seemed like a huge leap. Thank you, Jan Hefner, for being willing to take the leap with me. This experience has taught me, frustrated me, challenged me, and made me so happy; how can you not smile when you get the chance to work with so many FABULOUS people? She hopes you enjoy this show as much as she does – ENJOY!
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Nick Ono
Nick is happy to have the opportunity to showcase his experience in many aspects of the theatre world, both technical and artistic. While often recognized as an actor, his work also extends to dance and fight choreography. His work includes shows such as: Head Over Heels, The Play That Goes Wrong, Dogfight, American Son, Godspell, Newsies, American Idiot, Camelot, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, Puffs and many more. Including both the current running production of The Lightning Thief produced by The Empty Space and the upcoming production of Memphis at Stars Theatre Restaurant.
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Arian Garcia
Arian is a first-grade teacher, a farmer's wife, and the mother of two exceptional boys, and she is thrilled to be the musical director of this production of 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL. This is Arian's debut working with BCT. She brings with her a wealth of experience in musical theater and has brought all her passion and dedication with her to support this cast. Arian is proud of how this cast has brought their positive attitudes and genuine love for their craft to the stage, and how they have allowed Arian to push them beyond their limits to create a memorable experience for our audience. It has been a privilege for Arian to watch this cast thrive and grow both individually and collectively. She is truly proud of every individual and feels honored to have supported their journey to tell this story. She wants to especially thank her husband Rene for his steadfast love and his support of her to pursue projects such as this one.

Original Creative Team

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. http://www.dollyparton.com/

Patricia Resnick (Book) 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 top-grossing 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.

Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.

MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 100,000 professional, community and school theatres in the US and in over 150 countries worldwide.

MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre, and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’s Broadway Junior® shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by elementary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students.