9 to 5 The Musical Creative Team

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Shanna VanDerwerker, guest artist
Credits include: Porchlight Music Theatre, Mercury Theater Chicago (Jeff Award Winning Spamalot), the Chicago premiere of Lysistrata Jones for Refuge Theater Project (Jeff Nomination) and Head Over Heels at Columbia College Chicago. Thirteen shows at The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI, favorites include Saturday Night Fever, 42nd St, Newsies, and Singin' In The Rain. Associate Choreographer to Christopher Gattelli for almost 20 years, including on Broadway’s High Fidelity. Performance credits: Wicked (Broadway and 1st National Tour), Mary Poppins, Singin’ In The Rain, H2$ (Fireside Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (TUTS), dre.dance company, and Walt Disney World. Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Point Park University. Faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and Visceral Dance Center. shannavdance.com
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Music Director/Conductor
Brent Frederick
Assistant Professor in Ohio University’s Schools of Theater and Music and the Music Director for the BFA Musical Theater program. Tantrum Theater: Great Comet of 1812 (Music Director, Pianist), Spring Awakening (Music Director, Music Producer). Selected Broadway: Kinky Boots (Conductor, Keyboards), The Band’s Visit (Conductor, Keyboards), Dr. Zhivago (Keyboards), …Great Comet of 1812 (rehearsal pianist). Selected National Tours: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Music Director). Recent studio recording: Jacqueline Petroccia’s double EP Champagne & Moonshine (Producer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Keyboards). Band leader and orchestrator for the Doo Wop Project and pianist for Kelli O’Hara. BM in Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory and MM in Music Education from the Ohio University School of Music. www.BrentFrederickMusic.com
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Scenic Designer
Zachery Snow
MFA, Scenic Design, Second Year, Ohio University. Scenic Designer: 9 to 5 the Musical, Squeakers. Charge Artist: Knight of the Burning Pestle, Squeakers. Scenic Artist: Medea, Yerma, Hotel Berry, What the Gods Gave Me, Doctor Voynich and her Children, Julius Caesar. Other work: Santa Fe Opera, 2023 Apprentice Scenic Artist, Tosca, The Flying Dutchman, Pelléas et Mélisande, Rusalka, & Orfeo.
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Costume Designer
Molly Walz, guest artist
After almost 10 years working professionally in New York City, Molly Walz is delighted to be back in the Buckeye state. Now based in Columbus, OH, Molly has worked as a costume designer, wardrobe supervisor, and tailor for Broadway, National/International tours, Regional theaters and TV/Film. She is a proud member of IATSE local #764. Some recent designs include: Shipwrecked! (The Human Race Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol (Short North Stage/ CAPA), Tootsie (custom costumes for Sally Struthers' - Ogunquit Playhouse), The Prom (Porthouse Theater), Million Dollar Quartet (Ogunquit Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse), along with past designs at Cape Playhouse, The Gateway, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Garden Theatre, & Theatre SilCo, among others. Select career highlights: The Equalizer Season 2 (2nd Tailor), The Metropolitan Opera (Wardrobe Supervisor), Wardrobe - Broadway: Aladdin, Frozen, Moulin Rouge, Tina, Summer, Pre-Broadway: A Beautiful Noise. Tours: White Christmas, Rent, Mamma Mia. Molly recently started her own business in Columbus, Sanctuary Inclusive Tailoring and Styling, which focuses on tailoring and styling from a gender and body neutral viewpoint. Instagram: @MollzWalz and @SanctuaryTailoring
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Lighting Designer
Bowen Tao
MFA, Production Design & Technology, Lighting Design, Second Year. Ohio University: Twelfth Night (Lead Electrician), The Secretaries (Lighting Designer). Goldsmith, University of London: Miracle (Lighting Designer). Communication University of China, Nanjing: Millions Of Bold Warriors (Lighting Designer), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lighting Designer). Mahua FunAge: Love, Oh Humans! (Lighting Designer), Queen Of Proposing (Lighting Designer), The Groom-to-Be (Lighting Designer), Count of Wulong Mountain (Lighting Designer).
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Sound Designer, Audio Engineer
Andrew Krag, guest artist
BA, Columbia College Chicago: Cabaret (Olga/banjo), The Wiz (guitar), Hair (guitar), Working (guitar). Other: Carrie (guitar) Tantrum Theater, School of Rock (guitar) Stewart’s Opera House, Twelfth Night (Sound Engineer) Tantrum Theater. Andrew is currently teaching recording and music industry classes at Hocking College. He was also involved in the recording of the latest album by the Black Crowes, Happiness Bastards, which is being released on March 15th.
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Stage Manager
Miranda Korieth, guest artist
Ohio University Alumni 2020 BFA Stage Management. She is based out of the District of Columbia. She was the stage manager for Tantrum Theater’s last year’s show Carrie The Musical and is excited to return for 9 to 5! Other credits include: Woolly Mammoth Theater: My Mama and the Full-Scale Invasion (ASM). Arena Stage: Voices of Now Festival, Disney’s Newsies Jr. (SM). University of Arkansas: God of Carnage, Ride the Cyclone (SM). TheatreSquared: Miss You Like Hell, Tiny Beautiful Things (ASM), It Came from Outer Space, A Christmas Carol (SM Swing). Arts One Presents: Next to Normal (ASM). Ohio University: Perfect Arrangement, Seabury Quinn Jr. Playwright’s Festival, Bug, The Wolves (SM), Silent Sky, The Government inspector, Failure: A Love Story, The Rover (ASM).
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Associate Stage Manager/Fight Captain
Fior Tat, guest artist
Ohio University Alumni 2020 B.F.A. Stage Management. Theater J: Moses, One Jewish Boy (Assistant Stage Manager). Signature Theatre: King of the Yees (Assistant Stage Manager). Other: Tantrum Theater, TheatreSquared, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Ohio University. March 2024 -Spooky Action Theater: Frontiéres Sans Frontiéres (Stage Manager). August 2024 -Great Lakes Center for the Arts: Mamma Mia! (Assistant Stage Manager)
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Sarah Dykhuizen
BFA, Acting, Third Year. Ohio University Lab Shows: Little Women (Director), History of The Waltz (Dramaturg). Ohio University Mainstage: The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Host), The Secretaries (Ashley). Other: Spring Awakening (Dramaturg) and Heathers (Dramaturg) at Cincinnati Actors Studio and Academy.
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Technical Director
Nicole Hankins
MFA, Technical Direction, Third Year. Ohio University: Technical Director: Dr. Voynich and her Children, what the Gods gave me, Shining Girls, Absentia. Assistant Technical Director: Summer and Smoke, Everybody. Master Carpenter: Everybody, Julius Caeser, Medea, Knight of the Burning Pestle. Other: Tantrum Theater: Technical Director: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Carrie, 9 to 5: The Musical (March 2024) Master Carpenter: Hotel Berry, Twelfth Night. Utah Shakespeare Festival: Assistant Technical Director: The Play That Goes Wrong, Emma, Raisin in the Sun. Carpenter: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Romeo and Juliet, The Sound of Music, Trouble in Mind, Clue, Sweeny Todd, King Lear, All’s Well that Ends Well.
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Properties Designer
Sarah Bear Alvarez
MFA, Props Technology, Second Year. Ohio University: ShiningGirls (Props Master), what the Gods gave me (Asst. Props Master), Doctor Voynich and Her Children (Artisan), Knight of the Burning Pestle (Artisan). Other: Carrie (Set Dresser) Tantrum Theater, The Great Gatsby (Props Master) The Market Theater, Pride and Prejudice (Asst. Props Master) Greenbrier Valley Theater. June 2024: The Wizard of Oz (Props Master) Greenwood Community Theater.
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Assistant Director/Intimacy Coordinator
Devin Ty Franklin
MFA, Directing, Second Year. Ohio University: Shining Girls (Intimacy), Medea (Director), macbitches (Director). Other: Tantrum Theater, Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre Collective, Great River Shakespeare Festival. They have a BFA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Assistant Musical Director
Devin Sudman
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Devin is a singer, pianist, storyteller, and educator. He is currently activated as the Director of Education at Stuart’s Opera House. Devin holds two degrees from Ohio University, a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Conducting, and a Masters of Arts Administration in Theatre and Production Management. Devin has held the baton for over 30 projects in the past decade with local organizations and colleges (Stuart's Opera House, Tantrum Theater, Ohio Valley Summer Theater, ABC Players). As a musician and community activist, Devin has served on various local boards of arts organizations, including the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, and fulfills his civic duty by serving as Secretary of the City of Athens Municipal Arts Commission (AMAC). Devin is proud to have been living in Appalachia for the past decade and to be creatively collaborating with the southeastern Ohio communities. Most recent Music Directing credits include: Twelfth Night (Tantrum Theater), Little Shop of Horrors (Stuart's Opera House), School of Rock (ABC Players), Carrie: The Musical (Tantrum Theater, Associate MD), Rocky Horror Picture Show (Stuart's Opera House)
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Executive Director of Arts Partnerships and Programming, College of Fine Arts
Joshua Coy
Josh is an arts administrator, arts advocate, and performer whose most recent administrative roles prior to joining Tantrum Theater include Executive Director of the Wayne Center for the Arts, Executive Director of the Ohio Arts Presenters Network, and Director of Artists Programs at the Ohio Arts Council. For the past decade, his primary performance outlet has been as a banjo player across the Ohio valley region, and previous favorite theatrical roles include Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors), Feste (Twelfth Night), Uncle Jack (Dancing at Lughnasa), and Edmund (Long Day’s Journey into Night). He holds an MA in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University, a BA in Theatre from Westminster College (PA), and an MA in Theater (Dramatic Writing) at Ohio University.
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Artistic Director, Tantrum Theater
Ellie Clark (she/her)
Ellie is an actress, producer, and creative collaborator and has performed on stages throughout the United States and across the pond at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Selected theatre credits: Antony & Cleopatra (Cleopatra), Pride & Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet), A Streetcar Named Desire (Stella), Marie Antoinette (Marie), Dancing at Lughnasa (Agnes), Crimes of the Heart (Meg), and A Chorus Line (Sheila). Film/TV credits: The Wonder Years (ABC), First Wives Club (BET), a recurring role on Seasons 5, 6 & 7 of Tyler Perry’s Sistas (BET), Johnson (Bounce), as well as several Independent Feature Films. Ellie has been an educator for 20+ years and is the Artistic Director for Arvold Warner Studio, a training ground for Atlanta/Southeast artists pursuing film and TV, founded by Emmy-nominated casting director Erica Arvold. She is the Movement Specialist and Chair of the Drama program at Kentucky’s Governor’s School for the Arts and Co-Founded the arts initiative Voices Amplified, which generates brave and equitable spaces for voices historically underrepresented in theater. Ellie obtained her MFA from Ohio University and has trained extensively with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company. www.ellieclark.org
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Producing Director, Tantrum Theater
Roberto Di Donato (he/they)
Roberto is a Venezuelan-Italian artist from the colonized territories that were originally home for the Tawakoni and Wichita nations known as Dallas, Texas. His highly collaborative projects have been seen in New York and Austin. Roberto's work was called "An Experimental Masterstroke" by Austin Arts Watch and The Austin Chronicle states it "carries you to the boundaries of what you think you want to watch and tips you over it". Prior to Tantrum, Roberto was the Managing Director of the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab in NYC and the Associate Artistic Director of Frank Wo/Men Collective in Austin, TX. Roberto is the Collaborative Producer for Shakespeare in the Woods, a Vermont and NYC based theater. They have translated three plays written by the Nobel Prize Laureate, Luigi Pirandello, which have been seen Off-Broadway and signed for a revival. Roberto is the creator of "Chicharrón: A communion with the Triple A's" a solo performance piece that has toured Cleveland, Austin, and NYC. He has received an MFA and MAA from Ohio University School of Theater. Roberto also serves on the board of Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, Texas. Instagram: @roberto_di_donato | www.robertodidonato.net
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Director of Education, Tantrum Theater
Rebecca VerNooy
Rebecca VerNooy is a movement theater artist, actor, and writer. Her original work has been performed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dance Theatre workshop, Joyce Soho, Dixon Place and PS 122. Both Sides of Crazy, her short memoir was published in 2022. She is the Head of Acting at Ohio University’s School of Theater and the Director of Education for Tantrum Theater. https://www.rebeccavernooy.com/
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Assistant Technical Director, Tantrum Theater
Jaxon Meadows
Assistant Technical Director at Ohio University's School of Fine Arts. MA, Theater Management. BFA, Production Design & Technology. Recent works: Ohio University: Men on Boats (Assistant Technical Director), Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Assistant Technical Director), Julius Caesar (Technical Director), Shrek the Musical (Technical Director) & The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Technical Director), Yerma (Assistant Technical Director). He has collaborated with River City Players, Ohio Valley Summer Theater, and Stuart’s Opera House.



“9 to 5” ………. Violet, Doralee, Judy, Dwayne, Kathy,  Ensemble

“Around Here” ………. Violet, Judy, Ensemble

“Here For You” ………. Hart, Ensemble

“Here For You (Reprise)” ………. Hart

“I Just Might” ………. Violet, Doralee, Judy, Ensemble

“Backwoods Barbie” ………. Doralee, Ensemble

“Heart to Hart” ………. Roz, Ensemble

“Dance of Death” ………. Judy, Hart, Ensemble

“Cowgirl's Revenge” ………. Doralee, Dwayne, Ensemble

“Potion Notion” ………. Violet, Hart, Ensemble

“Joy to the Girls” ………. Ensemble

“Shine Like the Sun” ………. Violet, Doralee, Judy, Ensemble



"Entr'acte" ………. Orchestra

"One of the Boys" ………. Violet, Joe, Ensemble

"5 to 9" ………. Roz

"Change It" ………. Violet, Doralee, Judy, Maria, Ensemble

"Let Love Grow" ………. Violet, Joe

"Get Out and Stay Out" ………. Judy, Ensemble

"Finale" ………. Violet, Doralee, Judy, Joe, Roz, Ensemble

"Bows" ………. Violet, Doralee, Judy, Hart, Joe, Roz, Ensemble



Conductor/Keyboard 1, Music Director: Brent Frederick

Keyboard 2, Assistant Music Director: Devin Sudman

Reed 1: Emily Talley

Reed 2: Savannah Kirby

Trumpet 1: Bryce Nadeau

Trumpet 2: Nate Edge

Trombone: Mark Sanchez

Guitar 1: Landon Elliott

Guitar 2: Brodie Battin

Bass: Sean Terrell

Percussion: Nathaniel Shields

Drums: Casey Morarity

Keyboard Programming: KeyboardTEK

Percussion Programming: Brent Frederick

Music Department Assistant and Drum Tech: Lauren Janoschka

Additional music equipment provided by: Stuart's Opera House



Fight Choreographer: Brian Evans

Charge Scenic Artist: Hannah Carey

Live Mixers: Andrew Krag, Lily Franks

Intimacy Coordinator: Devin Ty Franklin

Scene Shop Manager: Nicole Hankins

Costume Shop Manager: Sofia Perez

Electrics Shop Manager: Quentin Kurtz

Sound Shop Manager: Kerrie Lane

Lead Carpenter: Luke May

Lead Electrician: Quentin Kurtz

Assistant Director: Devin Ty Franklin

Assistant Lighting Designer: Natalie Doocy

Assistant Sound Designer: Kerrie Lane

Assistant Stage Manager: Lily Welsh

Assistant Technical Director: Jaxon Meadows

Assistant Properties Designers: Iz Bawn, Kaycee Scott

Production Assistant: Ebyss August

Assistant Lead Electricians: Teigue Hardestry, Ella Decker

Spot Assistant: Madeleine Hebert

Lighting Draftsperson: Bowen Tao

Light Board Programmer: Lily Wright

Sound Engineer: Andrew Krag


Carpenters: Kyle Bosscher, Rosemary Burmester, Harrison Buxton, Sydney Campbell, Scarlett Fried, Cameron Hess, Seth Langenkamp, Harshwardhan Lnu, Tyler Murray, Eli Nisly, Charley Peck, Christopher Reinhardt, Grayce Roderick, Kyler Rogers, Isabella Scanlon, Jude Shreffler, Nick Sklenar, Nora Spudich, Sarah Stepleman, Talitha Thomas, Elon Wilson, Simon Welch, Elliott Wortley, Ro Zabik


Lead Scenic Artist: Carly Huff

Scenic Artists: Princess Ibeh, Zachery Snow

Paint Crew: Oakley Aughtman, Katie Carpenter, Dora Gehrum, Julia Germer, Ella Langiotti, Abbi Lindsey, Sofia Maggard, Paige Marshall, Molly McHugh, Elisabeth O'Neill, Katy Price, Madison Russell, Noella Senra, Nick Swope, Lucy Walter, Violet Weida, Isabella Zallo


Prop Artisans: Ryan Ball, Grace Easterday, Andrew Falkowsky, Juniper George, Conrad Gothard, Elizabeth Nease, Eliza Russo, Erin Stone, Katherine Telkamp, Chris Williams, Semaj Wilson


Draper: Molly Walz

First Hands: Georgia Fried, Madeline Hammons, Jackie Sokel, Esther Yali-Williams

Stitchers: Britney Cox, Abbie Hancock, Jean Daniel Kaba, Bella Martin, Emersen Miller, Anna Richcreek, Allyn Simon, Vincent Worley


Costume Crafts Head: Carissa Knitowski

Costume Crafts Artisans: Cartissa Knitowski, Sarah Beth

Wig Master: Molly Walz


Wardrobe Crew: Logan Deluca, Allison Hess, Audrey Phipps, Genevieve Shaftel


Undergrad Shop Manager: Lily Wright

Light Board Operator: Sophia Trefz

Follow Spot Operators: Lucy Reinke, Kristie Fontanez, Adan Rivas-Casarrubi

Deck Electrician: George Jewell

Lighting Crew: Emma Archer, Kasey Dingee, Cassidy Disantis, Tiara Farquharson, Gwyn Gaunt, Lee Gilbert, Charlie Herrmann, Maddie James, Amanda Johnson, Lauren Key, Kharla Landrau, Chance Lane, Katie Mangan, Simon McFawn, Elle Mitsch, Sergio Morales-Blazquez, Joey Negrete, Molly Nixon, Jayden Sanford, Aidan Timko


Sound Board Operator: Karlie King

Mic Operators (A2): Karlie King, Paige Weir

Sound Crew: Chris Burns, Daniela Chaparro, Nicholas Foster, Lily Franks, Kekoa Huihui-Andrew, Ayana Johnson, Alexandra Marusich, Henry Price, Kyler Rogers, Dan Rozin, Kaitlyn Smart, Charlie Waye


Crew: Addie Collard, Abby Covalin, Grace Larger, Alexander Olsen, Amy Pilgrim, Chris Reinhardt, Madison Russell, Katherine Soltis, Aiden Travis, James Walkowski, Vivian Waye, Ryan Zornak


Crew: Cole Reynolds, Mark Schobert, Emily Tomasch, Paige Weir


Graphic Designer: Clinton Reno


Director, School of Theater: Merri Biechler

Assistant Director, School of Theater: Rachel Cornish

School of Theater Faculty and Staff

School of Music Faculty and Staff

Dr. Matthew Talbert, Dr. Sean Parsons, Dr. Matthew James, Professor Roger Braun, Dr. Lucas Borges, Dr. George Carpten IV

The SHAPe Clinic

Stuart's Opera House

The Athens City Police Department