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Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016. Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon. This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."

Single adult tickets are $35-$63; discounts apply for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. Season subscribers can save 20% on each show! Subscriptions available for purchase thru June 19th, 2016 by calling the box office. PERFORMANCES: Thursday, July 7 and 14 at 2:00 pm; Friday July 8 [PRESS NIGHT] and 15 at 7:30 pm, Saturday July 9 and 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday July 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm.

The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the most awarded new show on Broadway in 2002. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns" including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan. New Music by Jeanine Tesori. New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Picture Film. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie:

*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association

GABRIELLE CARRUBBA* (Millie Dillmount): Gabrielle Carrubba (Gabi) makes her Reagle Music Theater debut in Millie. She is currently a rising junior at The Boston Conservatory pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Regional theater credits include Spring Awakening (Wendla), Lord of the Flies (Maurice), The Last Five Years (Cathy) with Boston Conservatory, and she has performed with the Broad Brook Opera House, Amity Creative Theatre, and the Thomaston Opera House. Broadcast credits include The Avatars for the Disney Channel and American Idol: Season 11 where she was one of the top 50 contestants. A native of North Haven, Connecticut, Gabi has been dancing since the age of 3, where she later earned regional and national titles for her competitive dancing. In 2006, she was cast in the 30th Anniversary Tour of Annie (Kate/Annie understudy), which included a month long performance at Madison Square Garden, alongside Kathy Lee Gifford.

MARYANN ZSCHAU (Mrs. Meers) is thrilled to return to Reagle Music Theatre to recreate the role that 10 years ago won her a 3rd IRNE Award! Performing credits include: National Tours: Nunsense (w/Georgia Engel) and Menopause the Musical. Selected Regional: Company Theatre - Les Miserables (Madame Thenadier); Reagle Music Theatre - Chicago (Mama Morton), Mame w/ Lee Meriwether (Vera Charles), Annie w/ Sally Struthers (Francis Perkins) and She Loves Me (Ilona). Lyric Stage Company - Follies (Phyllis), Urinetown (Pennywise), Dirty Blonde (Mae West), SideShow (Daisy) and Assassins (Sarah Jane Moore); Publick Theatre - Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett), Guys & Dolls (Adelaide), Into the Woods (Baker's Wife) Gypsy (Mama Rose) and Nine (Luisa); Concerts: Follies w/ Len Cariou (Phyllis); Songs for a New World w/ Jason Robert Brown (Soloist). Awards: Three time IRNE Award recipient for Thoroughly Modern Millie (Mrs. Meers, Reagle Music Theatre), A Little Night Music (Desiree, Lyric Stage) and Sunday in the Park with George (Dot, Lyric Stage).

MARK LINEHAN* (Trevor Graydon) is no stranger to the Reagle stage, having previously appeared in Mame, The Music Man, Hairspray and most recently as Lt. Joe Cable in South Pacific. Recent area credits include Miles Gloriosus in Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Stoneham Theatre), Lord Farquaad in Shrek The Musical (IRNE nomination, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical) and Corny Collins in Hairspray (Wheelock Family Theatre); John Wilkes Booth in Assassins (IRNE nomination, Best Actor in a Musical, New Repertory Theatre); and Simon Stimson in Our Town (Underground Railway Theatre). He has also appeared on stage with the Lyric Stage Company, Moonbox Productions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Foothills Theatre, Next Door Center for the Arts, Fiddlehead Theatre, and the Papermill Theater (NH). Film and television appearances include stunt work in Shutter Island and Surrogates, several appearances on the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Monument, and numerous commercials. Mr. Linehan earned his BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. Originally from Natick, MA, he resides in Malden with his wife Amanda and their daughter Georgia.

CAITLIN OENBRINK (Miss Dorothy) A recent Bostonian, Caitlyn has been working professionally throughout the East Coast. This Spring, she performed the role of Mary/Elsa in Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play with the Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY. She has been nominated for Leading Actress of the Year in the Professional Theatre category for the Central New York SALT Awards for her work as Julie Jordan in Carousel and Marian in The Music Man. Other regional credits include: The Light in the Piazza (Clara), As You Like It (Rosalind), The Cherry Orchard (Anya), Metamorphoses (Aphrodite/Baucis), Sound of Music (Maria). Ms. Oenbrink made her New York concert debut with the Brooklyn Philharmonic performing the world premiere of "Liebovar" at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Caitlyn is a native of Charleston, South Carolina and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She has also studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in NYC. For more information visit www.caitlynoenbrink.com & @caitlynoenbrink

ROBYN PAYNE* (Muzzy van Hossmere) Robyn makes her Reagle Music Theatre debut in Thoroughly Modern Millie. BROADWAY: The Lion King(Sarabi); Kismet (Encores!); NATIONAL TOUR: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Flannery, u/s Muzzy VanHossmere); OFF-BROADWAY: Sistas: The Musical (Gloria); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania/Hyppolita); REGIONAL: Tarzan (North Shore), Beehive (Alabama Shakespeare), Les Miserables (TUTS), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg(TRTC), Zoot Suit (Goodman), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Chicago Shakespeare); TELEVISION/Netflix: "Believe," "Golden Boy," "Blue Bloods," "House of Cards," "Louie," "White Collar," "Fringe," "Lipstick Jungle," BA Indiana University.

ANDREW TIGHE (Jimmy Smith) Andrew is honored to be returning to the role of Jimmy Smith after starring in The Boston Conservatory's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2013. Recent credits include: North Shore Music Theatre's productions of A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Future & Young Scrooge) & The Sound of Music (Rolf), The Boston Conservatory's productions of Merrily We Roll Along (Franklin Shepard), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy),Tartuffe (Orgon), and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Dr. Horrible), Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's Funny Girl, the workshop of For Tonight at Goodspeed Opera House, and nationally televised solo performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart. Andrew is a native of North Reading, and studied at The Boston Conservatory.

Thoroughly Modern Mille will also feature Kai Chao as Ching Ho, and Molly Keane-Dryer as Peg Flannery.

Artistic Bios:

Cynthia Thole (Director): Cynthia is a veteran of the Broadway stage, having worked with such theatre legends as; Agnes de Mille, Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Lawrence, Ernie Flatt, and Mike Ockrent. Broadway performance credits include: Me and My Girl, Singin' in the Rain, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Nick & Nora, Meet Me in St. Louis, and A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. National tour credits: 42nd Street, Oklahoma!, and Sugar Babies. Movie credits include: The Producers, All the World's a Stage and Alice. Cynthia has directed and choreographed professionally in the NYC area for City College, Theatreworks/USA, Two Beans Productions, the AMDA Dance Workshop, City Center Encores Education, TADA!, and Camp Broadway. Regional choreography and director/choreographer credits include Theatre Under the Stars, Allenberry Playhouse, Mill Mountain Theatre, Montclair Operetta Club, and Penn State University. Currently Cynthia is a Senior Lecturer of Musical Theatre at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey, She holds a B.A. in Dance, from Butler University, is a certified Teaching Artist through City Center Certificate Program K-12. Cynthia has 20 years of teaching experience including AMDA in New York City and Montclair State University in NJ. Cynthia is a member of AEA, SDC, AFTRA and SAG.

Robert J. Eagle (Producing Artistic Director): Robert J. Eagle founded the Reagle Music Theatre in 1969. He has produced and directed over three hundred productions during his career. He is a pioneer in blending talents of professional and amateur performers, creating a unique performing and learning environment for both, while increasing pleasure for Reagle audiences. A retired Waltham Public School teacher and administrator, Bob established a unique relationship between the Waltham Schools and Reagle almost fifty years ago. He received a citation from the American Theatre Wing for his dedication to the promotion of education and the arts, for founding and operating the then "Reagle Players," and for being the catalyst for the 1.2 million dollar addition and improvements to the Fine Arts Center at Waltham High School. Eagle has been recognized for outstanding achievement in the arts and education by Boston College (Boston, MA) and The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), where he received Master's degrees from both. Eagle is very proud of the educational programs originated by Reagle at Waltham High, as well as the record-breaking number of IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Awards bestowed on Reagle Music Theatre.

SUSAN M. CHEBOOKJIAN (Choreographer) has choreographed and staged countless productions over her long tenure at Reagle Music Theater. Most recent productions include A Grand Night for Singing, Kiss Me Kate, Christmastime and Remembering the 40's. She has received IRNE Award nominations for Best Choreography for Hello, Dolly! and The Music Man. She is the co-founder of the RMT Youth program and is Artistic Director for Waltham's own Dancing with the Stars. Other choreographic experiences include A Valentine for Boston Flash Mob, NSMT's Youth Performance Academy, Waltham School Department, Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant, and Partners HealthCare, as well as a variety of projects at regional theaters and local dance venues

DAN RODRIGUEZ (Music Director): Dan Rodriguez has been the resident music director at Reagle for the past 5 years, with recent favorites including Wonderful Town, Guys and Dolls, and Singin' in the Rain. Dan's other area credits include work with the Huntington Theatre Company (A Little Night Music), American Repertory Theatre (The Lily's Revenge, Pippin), Moonbox Productions (Musical of Musicals, Company), and many other area theaters, as well as work at the Boston Conservatory, Emerson College and other schools. His work has earned him four IRNE Awards and has been praised by such luminaries as Adam Guettel and Stephen Schwartz.

Reagle's 48th Summer Season will end with the Gershwin musical comedy Crazy For You (August 4-14) starring Broadway couple Kirby and Beverly Ward. Single adult tickets for each production are $35-$63; discounts apply for seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more. Season subscribers can save 20% on each show by calling the box office! Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID. To purchase, visit www.reaglemusictheatre.com, call 781-891-5600, or visit the theater box office at 617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. during each production run, with extended hours from 9:00 am to curtain on performance days.


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