Category Archives: Production Details

Cast Meeting Wed 1/21 Canceled

The school district has canceled all after-school activities today, Wed, 1/21, due to weather-related conditions. There will be no musical meeting today. Instead, we’ll cover everything at the start of the read-through on Monday. See you all then!


Cast List


Congratulations to all the cast of “9 to 5, the Musical”!! You are a wonderful group of people, and we are thrilled to work with you on this production!

Cast: Please be sure you are signed up for an email subscription to this site. All news, notes, assignments, etc. will be posted here. 

Congratulations again to all. It’s going to be a fantastic show!

Cast List

Violet Newstead  Autumn Angelettie  (Understudy: Maddie Coutts)
Doralee Rhodes  Willa Douglas  (Understudy: Nina Schenk)
Judy Bernly  Arin Edelstein  (Understudy: Addy Colangelo)
Franklin Hart, Jr.  Austin Warr  (Understudy: Greg Davis)
Roz Keith  Olivia Charendoff  (Understudy: Batya Reich)
Joe  Joe Reilly  (Understudy: Chris Kuchler)
Dwayne  Greg Davis
Josh  Cooper Schwartz
Missy  Tito Badejoko
Maria  Shayla Gaither
Dick  Chris Kuchler
Kathy  Nina Schenk
Margaret  Lilo Blank
Bob Enright  Ali Malik
Tinsworthy  Khalif Mouzon
Detective  Khalif Mouzon
Doctor  Nathan Alston  *pending completed audition/contract
Intern  Adam Smull  *pending completed audition/contract
Candy Striper  Batya Reich
New Employee  Willa Capper
Ensemble Men  Nathan Alston (*pending completed audition/contract), Greg Davis, Simon Kaschock-Marenda (*pending completed audition/contract), Chris Kuchler, Ali Malik, Khalif Mouzon, Joe Reilly, Cooper Schwartz, Adam Smull (*pending completed audition/contract)
Ensemble Women  Maddie August, Tito Badejoko, Lilo Blank, Willa Capper, Addy Colangelo, Katherine Cooper, Maddie Coutts, Yourcenar Destin, Isabella Espinosa, Shayla Gaither, Abri Gonzalez, Lily Huynh, Laura Martin, Leila Mitchell, Batya Reich, Nina Schenk, Tekla Simon

Please remember that auditioning and casting are complex processes. Here are two great articles about responding to audition results. We hope you take some time to read and consider these ideas.

Article: Why Didn’t I Get the Part

Article: Handling Rejection

Tickets!!! Show Week!!!

Happy Show Week!! Please read this important message from our VPA Boosters. Thank you for all your support and efforts. Hooray for Mattress!

Dear parents of cast and crew and parent volunteers:

“Once Upon a Mattress”debuts THIS week!

NOW is the time to get on- line and order your tickets to see the show.

All seats are assigned, so getting to the show early won’t help.  If you want the best possible seats go to and order yours today.  On-line ticket sales will end at 4 pm on Tuesday.  After that you will have to purchase seats at the door.

We appreciate the time and support that all of the volunteers are putting into the show.  Our kids have put together an awesome evening of entertainment. As parents and supporters of Musical Arts in the Schools we need to show that support by buying tickets, attending the show, and encouraging all our family and friends to do so as well. 

See you at the show,

Sara Reiter and Kristin McHugh

VPA Co-Presidents

Notes from Q2Q

Hello all,

Maggie’s notes from yesterday’s Q2Q are up in the shared folder. (I’ll give a few notes today at 3:00, but most of mine I gave to individuals yesterday.)

Please be sure to read these notes, and also review the notes from previous runs, if you need to–and many of you do.

Thanks! Keep up the excellent work, everybody!

Notes and Missed Lines

Hi all,

Please read the Notes from 3/28 and Missed Lines 3/28 in the shared folders. (See the For the Company page for the links.) These documents are very important elements of our working process as a company. Take some time to review and work out these ideas so we can continue to refine, clean up, and improve our show.

Please make sure you are clear on the end times of all rehearsals and all call times for the next two weeks. And don’t forget your $3 or dinner for tomorrow’s Q2Q.

Looking forward to tech week and production week with you all!!

Next Week’s Schedule, Responsibilities

Hello Mattress cast!

Heads up: Due to events beyond our control, there will be some juggling of next week’s schedule. (As you know, it’s possible we’ll have a weather-related cancellation, as well–I will update asap if that happens.)

Here is next week’s schedule, as it stands now.
M, Mar 3 3:00-5:30 Staging: II.8, II.9
Tu, Mar 4 3:00-5:30 Prologue; Run Act I
W, Mar 5 3:00-5:30 Vocals: Nightingale; Man to Man (w/K); Minstrel, Jester & I; V. Soft Shoes;
Many Moons; Normandy; Larken
Th, Mar 6 3:00-5:30 Vocals: All Female Chorus; Fred; Harry

Please note that, as stated in your contract, you must be available for every rehearsal time. We are now in March, approximately one month away from our first dress rehearsal. You must be present and on time when called. True emergencies (or a very rare, serious conflict that was cleared with me in early January) are the only possible exceptions.

Note that, if weather-related cancellations continue, we may add rehearsal times to the original schedule.

Please remember your responsibility to be fully off-book on all lines and music, as well as completely prepared and well-practiced on all dances and blocking. Be diligent about your work outside of rehearsal. 

Thanks again for your professionalism and flexibility, everyone. Maggie, Heather, and I are very encouraged by the progress of the show, your hard work, and your improvement–hope you are feeling good, too!

-Ms. Hutton