|Jimmy (Dustin Bond) and Millie|
(Meghan Armitage) take their romance
to new heights in "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
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Director Shelly McFadden is joined on the production side by choreographers Lita Sandy and Lori Briones; musical director, Lori Miller; and scenic designer, Linda Gjesvold.
Based on the 1967 Julie Andrews film, Thoroughly Modern Millie has new music by Jeanine Tesori, new lyrics by Dick Scanlon, and a book by Scanlon and Richard Morris.
Meghan Armitage leads the cast in the role of Millie Dillmount, a young girl who comes to New York City to find a job and husband, though not necessarily in that order. She lands a job first - at the Sincere Trust Company run by Trevor Graydon (Kenneth Lee Buchanan) and immediately sets her cap for the boss, until she gets distracted by Jimmy Smith (Dustin Bond). Graydon himself is attracted to Millie's mysterious friend, Miss Dorothy (Mira Hoffman).
Add a crafty landlady (Katie Wallace) and her two minions (Cameron Callan & Alex Asbell), and Muzzy, a millionairess (Ashlee Vitz), and the complications, dances, and songs are fast and furious.
Songs in the stage version include “Forget About the Boy”, “Gimme Gimme”, and “Only In New York”, and the title tune.
In supporting roles are Annie Weltz, Alix Green, Sarah Bond, Elise Merrill, Katie Hedge, Jalin Burnette, Sydney Cassida, Eleanor Howard, Miller and Briones.
Also appearing are David Wells, Joe Lippard, Ric McFadden, Jack Randall Earles, Joe Fields, and T.J. Tincher.
The orchestra under the direction of pianist Marilyn Burdsall includes Michael McClaine, drums and percussion; Drew Brattain, bass; and Marcia Boswell, flute/piccolo.
Costuming is by Diana VanMiddlesworth and Patricia Armitage. Jessica Masner is production stage manager. Jim & Melissa Green are running the sound and lights.
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