DMS teachers to perform in ‘9 to 5’


Brycen Maddox

Derrick Miller looks over his script for “9 to 5: the Musical.”

Ava Allbritton and Berkley Morris

The year is 1979, and three women are finding themselves facing off against their boss.

One hopes for a promotion. One is looking for acceptance. One is new and just wants to fake it until she makes it.

Derrick Miller looks over his script for “9 to 5: the Musical.” (Brycen Maddox)

Duncan Little Theatre will perform “9 to 5: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 25, March 3 and 4, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 26, all at the Simmons Center. This is DLT’s annual musical features a few Duncan Middle School teachers, who will perform or produce the show.

Based on the 1980 film of the same name, “9 to 5” follows three women as they take on the business world, all while being kept down by their less-than-stellar boss. The musical features songs written by Dolly Parton.

The play includes a couple of DMS teachers, who are acting, singing and dancing in the production, including Derrick Miller and Courtney Miles. Miller is the DMS journalism, newspaper and yearbook teacher, and Miles is one of the DMS choir directors and honor choir choreographer.

Teresa Blalock, DMS sixth-grade English teacher, is helping produce the show, and is acting as a stagehand, while assisting actors with their needs.

In the show, Miller is playing Bob Enright, the Detective and is a member of the ensemble.

“I am excited to work with the cast,” Miller said. I’ve worked with some of the cast members in other shows, and I have a lot of friends in this production.”

Miles will also be part of the “9 to 5″ ensemble.”

She said she enjoys singing, working with members of the cast and helping the show sound even better in preparation for the audience.

“My favorite characters are Judy, Doralee and Violet because I love the female empowerment that the show displays and how the actors playing these parts display it so well,” Miles said.

Tickets for the show can be purchased at and will be available for purchase at the box office starting 30 minutes prior to each show.