“Gonna Shine Like The Sun”

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9 to 5: The Musical

The first production featured in the SHOWcase, 9 to 5: The Musical, comes from Lee’s Summit High School, located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a suburb a few minutes southeast of Kansas City.  On November 9-10 & 16-18 the students of Lee’s Summit High School took the stage to perform the musical based off the hit movie released in 1980.  They played to an average crowd size of 325 patrons a night over the 5 performances.

This production had a unique opportunity to have their choreography set by none other than Jennifer Balagna, one of the dance captains for the original Broadway production.  The students were challenged with Broadway level choreography but loved getting to work with a professional who pushed them to be their best.

Receiving rave reviews the crowds always left laughing having enjoyed a wonderful night. With many fun moments throughout the show, memories throughout the production process, and of course getting to work with an original company member of their show, this is a production these students will be recalling for years!

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Production Photos

Violet telling Roz to go make copies

Doralee on the desk singing Change It

Violet singing during the hallucination sequence

The women singing to Hart in the parking garage

The women singing Shine Like The Sun after suspending Hart in the air