Preview: Chartiers Valley High School rehearses '9 to 5'

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PITTSBURGH - Chartiers Valley High School will perform “9 to 5” this year.

“It’s so different from anything we’ve done already,” said senior Megan Henderson, who is playing Doralee.

The musical is based on the 1980 movie, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“I really love the character in general.  She’s a riot, but she also has this strength about her.  It’s fun to play someone so confident in her own skin,” said Henderson. 

Senior Matthew Guerry is playing Franklin Hart, Jr.

“Hart is a chauvinistic pig, so getting into that mindset is a challenge,” said Guerry.

What Guerry finds the most challenging about his role is what he also finds most fun.

“My favorite thing about my role is that I get to play someone so despicable.  Hart is the first truly bad character I’ve played,” said Guerry.

The high school’s director of five years, Kim Scalise, has enjoyed watching the students grow into their roles.

“I love watching them grow as performers and as people,” she said.

The “9 to 5” cast members told WPXI’s High School Shows that they are very close and working on this show together has been special.   

“My cast is awesome.  There are seven seniors, and we’ve been in every show since freshman year.  The bond we have, and the memories I’ve made are priceless,” said Henderson.

Chartiers Valley’s production of “9 to 5” will run March 6-9.