2007 - 2008

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Set in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie brings to life the adventures of Millie Dillmount, a young woman who escapes to New York City from Salina, Kansas, determined to marry her wealthy boss - whoever he may be.  Shedding her naïve country girl image for the modern look of a 'flapper', she takes a room at the Hotel Priscilla for Women and lands a job as a stenographer at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company.  In short order, she finds herself involved with Jimmy Smith, a sweet but apparently ne'er-do-well paper clip salesman, Miss Dorothy Brown, a genteel aspiring actress who never seems to have spare change, Trevor Graydon, her no-nonsense boss and Muzzy van Hossmere, a madcap celebrity heiress with a zest for the high life.


The Priscilla proves to be a front for a white slavery ring, headed by Mrs. Meers, the proprietor, and her two henchmen, Ching Ho and Bun Foo.  Her ideal kidnapping targets are attractive female tenants with no family who won't be missed when they suddenly disappear.  Millie, who gets mail from home on a regular basis, is hardly a likely candidate, but Miss Dorothy, who hasn't a soul in the world, is perfect.  "Sad to be all alone in the world," Mrs. Meers says to new hotel residents when she finds out that they  are, indeed, alone in the world.


Millie puts two-and-two together and realizes what is going on.  She devises a harebrained scheme to save her new-found friend from the clutches of the while slavers before Miss Dorothy is shipped off to the Far East.  Thoroughly Modern Millie is a wonderful fairy tale of the Roaring Twenties - complete with villains, mistaken identities, misadventures galore and of course, a happy ending.


Artistic Director: Debbie Miller

Musical Director: Brian Boggs

Choreographer: Andrew Wiseman

Cast

Alex Beraldin

The Pearl Lady, New Yorker

Alyssa Beltempo

Alice

Barb Seabright-Moore

Mrs. Meers

Christa Cullain

Gloria, Speed Tappist

Debbie Kaplan

Ruth, Daphne

Delaney Hinds

Bun Foo

Emily Reid

Lucille

Howard Kaplan

George Gershwin, Dexter, New Yorker

J.T. Morris

Ching Ho

Jane Evans

Miss Dorothy Brown

Jim Morrison

Rodney, New Yorker

Joseph Moran

Trevor Graydon

Julie Tomicic

Cora, Mathilde

Katie Ciavaglia

Ethel, Speed Tappist, New Yorker

Kristy Allen

Rita

Lesley Osborn

Muzzy Van Hossmere

Linda Fournier-Brown

Dorothy Parker, New Yorker

Lindsay Hill

Policeman, New Yorker

Mario Robert

New Yorker

Mark Linder

Muzzy's Boy, New Yorker

Matthew Samel

Muzzy's Boy, New Yorker

Maureen Quinn McGovern

Miss Flannery

Michael Lobsinger

Jimmy Smith

Michael Schilder

Kenneth, New Yorker

Michelle Kenny

New Yorker

Natalie Mathieson

Millie Dillmount

Scott Labonte

Muzzy's Boy, New Yorker

Thomas Swayne

Muzzy's Boy, New Yorker

Production

Anne McGuire

Props Designer

Cheryl Jarvis Woods

Accompanist

Drum Hudson

Co-Producer

Jeanie Stewart

Co-Scenic Artist

John Cybanski

Sound Designer

John Solman

Technical Director

Joy Lackey

Costume Designer, Co-Cutter

Karole Kidd-Wittiuk

Co-Cutter

Kerry Price

Make-up Designer, Hair Designer

Lawrence Evenchick

Assistant Artistic Director

Lena Triebe

Stage Manager

Margaret Coderre-Williams

Set Designer, Co-Scenic Artist

Peter Wilson

Master Carpenter

Rob Puchyr

Lighting Designer

Skye MacDiarmid

Co-Costume Production Manager

Tara Picciano

Production Assistant

Tiara Wallace

Wardrobe Mistress, Co-Costume Production Manager

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A not-for-profit registered charity
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