Orchestra of 9 to 5: The Musical

 

Instrument

Role

Background

Alicia Barrett

Music Director

Alicia has been the music director for Theatre in the Grove for the last 3 musicals. She’s excited to continue exploring the different types of musicals the theatre has been producing. After having just finished Assassins she has been enjoying the contrast between that and a more light hearted Christmas musical. In addition to her work at Theatre in the Grove she has also  worked with Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre as music director/pianist for In Pieces and music directing their summer camp. She also runs her own studio in Hillsboro where she teaches piano lessons and is the staff pianist at Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre in Portland. 

Bill Baucum

Trumpet

Bill is very happy to play trumpet for Theatre in the Grove and this presentation of 9 to 5. This is his 12th show with TiTG and hopes to play many more. His day job may be as a veterinarian, but his love lies in musical theater !!

Brandon Van Dyke

Trumpet

Brandon Van Dyke has performed in over 50 productions and is excited to be back in the pit for 9 to 5.  Past favorites as a musician include The Full Monty (TITG), Big Fish (TITG), Annie (Sherwood Foundation for the Arts), The Producers (SFA),A Chorus Line (Tacoma Musical Playhouse), and High Society (TMP), while favorites as orchestra director include The King and I (TITG), Oklahoma! (TITG), and The Addams Family (SFA).  Outside of the theatre, Brandon also plays trumpet regularly with the Oregon Symphonic Band and the Al Kader Shrine Concert Band.  Brandon would like to thank his wife and daughters for their support of his musical theatre habit.

David Massey

Clarinet

David Massey (pit orchestra, reeds), has been performing/directing pit orchestras in musical theater on clarinets and saxophones for over 30 years. Some of his all-time favorite shows include: Chicago, The Full Monty (TITG); 42nd Street, Footloose (Glencoe HS); and Fiddler on the Roof (multiple venues). Thank you to TITG for having live musicians for their musicals!

Elijah Price

Ethan Schwanz

Ethan Schwanz is playing with Theater in the Grove for the first time, and “9 to “5 is also his first time performing in a musical! He is based in Southeast Portland, and was a member of the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble from 2012-2014. Ethan has recently been playing in the Tabor Wind Ensemble at Warner Pacific University, and is excited to have the opportunity to help bring you this show! He wants to thank his wife, family, and cat for their support.

Frank Bradford

Guitar 1

James Ross

Drum Kit

James Ross is excited to be performing the drum kit for 9 to 5! He is currently a student at PCC and has taken up musical theatre as a side passion. This will be his 3rd overall production in pit orchestra, with this show being his second with Theatre in the Grove. Preparing for this show has been a blast and such a creative endeavor that he is thankful to be apart of. Best of luck to everybody!

Joel Redwine

Drums sub

Kelly Angle

Piano