9 to 5, The Musical Creative
Christian Mouisset is an actor, director, writer, and teacher whose career began in Lafayette, LA. He earned his BFA in Theatre from UL Lafeyette and earned his MFA in Performance from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. As an actor, he has worked in regional theatres around the country, performing for Canterbury Theatre in Indiana, the Arkansas Shakespeare Festival, and Theatre Lab in Florida, among others. As a writer, he has been commissioned by both the Hilliard Art Museum and the UL Performing Arts Department to create original performance pieces. He has also presented original work at Festival Internationale. As a director, he has worked on pieces for both UL Lafayette and Wonderland Performing Arts. He also teaches at both of these institutions.
Music DirectorCory Murray
Asst. Music DirectorAlyssa McMurray
Stage ManagerEvy Lecky
Evy Lecky is going to be a freshman at Louisiana State University in the fall. She has been performing since the age of eight and 9 to 5 will be her first time stage managing a production. The majority of her experience in theatre has been through Wonderland Performing Arts where she has taken various performing arts classes and participated in more than thirteen productions over the past six years. Her most recent shows include The Wizard of Oz (Glinda), CLUE (Miss Scarlet), and Beauty and the Beast (Belle). She currently works part-time as the Education Administrator for Wonderland Performing Arts.
Brii Simmons is a vocalist and performer in Acadiana. She serves as Head of the Educational Enrichment Committee with The Looking Glass Theatre Co, creating new theatre education opportunities for students in Acadiana. Full time, Brii is Education Coordinator at Wonderland Performing Arts, and teaches several theatre and performing arts classes. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Education from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She grew up singing with her mom and sister, along with a long lineage of vocalists in her family. She performed in several theatrical productions with the UL Opera Theatre: Les Miserables (Ensemble), You're Gonna Love Tomorrow: A Stephen Sondheim Evening (herself), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble), Another Opening, Another Show (herself), Shelby Have's productions of Chicago: The Musical (Katalin Hunyak) and The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff), and Iberia Performing Arts League's production of She Loves Me (Amalia Balish). She has also directed a children's production: Aristocats Kids with Wonderland Performing Arts, and has attended the Broadway Teachers Workshop and Broadway Student Summit in NYC working with Broadway industry professionals and staying up to date with the current changes and standards in the theatre industry.
Set Designer & Props MasterJames Nicholson
James E. Nicholson has loved the theater most of his life, having a personality that has plunged him in the spotlight from an early age! First performing in grade-school in Hansel & Gretel as the lead gingerbread man (he was the only boy who could skip), he continued a stage presence throughout college, but had to take time away from the theatre due to a demanding work schedule. Later in life the theater bug was reborn. James has performed in numerous productions over the years, including "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," "Elephant’s Graveyard," and "The Man Who Came to Dinner." Moving behind the curtain, he directed "Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" and "Leading Ladies." James has previously served on the Board of Governors for Texas Nonprofit Theatres. When he and his husband, Jon, retired to Lafayette, he volunteered to help work on "The Sound of Music" and he immediately found a wonderful venue to design sets for and a host of good friends to enjoy live theater with.
Dance CaptainAllison Barron Brandon
Allison Barron Brandon is the Founder of Wonderland Performing Arts & serves as the company’s President. She has a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans & a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts: Theatre from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has performed in numerous professional, college, and community theatre productions. Her most recent local performances are Side by Side by Sondheim (2019), Legally Blonde (2019; Paulette), The Bumpy Road (2014; a show she wrote, directed, co-starred & co-produced with Sarah Gauthier), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2016; Rona Lisa Peretti), and Nunsense (2017; Sister Mary Amnesia). In college, she played Eliza Doolittle in IPAL’s My Fair Lady in 2008. Her ULL musical theatre credits include Les Miserables (2004; Eponine), Into the Woods (2005; Cinderella), & Grease (2007; Rizzo). She’s most recently been seen on stage as Ilona Ritter in IPAL’s production of She Loves Me (2022). She is the proud mother of Adelaide Greer Brandon, her fantastic 9-year-old daughter. Allison believes performing arts can transform people, and she is excited to share her knowledge, experience, and love for the arts with others.
Intimacy CoordinatorAlicia Chaisson
Alicia Chaisson is an intimacy director, theatre director, playwright, and collaborator. She is a Talented Theatre teacher for Lafayette Parish. She received a 2019 ArtSpark grant for her original play Our Place in Space. She earned her BFA at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Playwrights Horizons Theatre studio with a concentration in Creating Original Work. From 2008-2011, She was an active ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists. She wrote, directed, and performed in their signature show then titled, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Since moving to Lafayette, Louisiana in 2011, Alicia has directed, intimacy directed, consulted, acted, or performed in 26 productions at the professional, university, and community level. Currently, she is training to obtain certification as an intimacy director through IDC Professionals. www.aliciachaisson.com
Original Creative Team
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton • Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the Twentieth Century Fox film • 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