THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE to Open 2014 Mercury Summer Stock Season, 6/13
Thoroughly Modern Millie, the high-spirited musical romp that has everyone dancing the Charleston, opens the 2014 Mercury Summer Stock season on Friday, June 13. It's the zany new 1920's musical, based on the Mary Tyler Moore, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing film that took Broadway by storm in 2002 and garnered six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It plays in Notre Dame College's Regina Hall from June 13-28. All seats under $20!
Set in a 1922 New York City, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version, with book by Dick Scanlan & Richard Henry Morris and new music by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek), includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. Caitlin Messer, a Virginia native, leads a cast of 32 under the direction of MSS Artistic Director Pierre-Jacques Brault, with choreography by Jens Lee.
Filled with fun-loving flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. Thoroughly Modern Millie runs June 13-28, 2014, and all seats are under $20.