However, a reunion concert, featuring select portions of the show, called alumni and current students alike back to the auditorium to finally put on one final performance, and give the graduated alumni their concluding moment in the high school spotlight.
Photo: From left to right, alumni Ava Encinas, Emma Hunt, and Brianna Baker were the leads in 9 to 5. They graduated in 2020, and never got the chance to perform the show in front of a live audience. Photo courtesy of RUHS Theatre
Alumni Joel Pierce, senior Jack Bergman, and junior Jake Lambuth reprise their roles. Photo courtesy of RUHS Theatre
The production was given five hours on August 21 to jog their memories of the harmonies, character personalities, costuming and set pieces to put it all together for a 6:30 p.m. production for family and friends to enjoy. Senior Sydney French, who controlled the sound during the performance, enjoyed the closure after the nearly two-year hiatus.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to come back and finally round out the show, because we just got cut off in 2020 and didn't get to give it its full moment on stage,” French said.
Photo: Senior Sydney French waves at the camera. Photo courtesy of RUHS Theatre
Cover photo by Zelia Lerch Photos courtesy of RUHS Theatre