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Thoroughly Modern Millie


Thoroughly Modern MilliePresented June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 2011 at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. except June 19 and 26, which begin at 5:00 p.m.

A HEADLINE EVENT OF FESTIVALL CHARLESTON 2011, when a city becomes a work of art.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan.   Based on the 1967 film of the same name, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love -- a thoroughly modern aim in 1922.  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.  The show opened on Broadway in 2002 and subsequently won six  2002 Tony awards, including Best Musical and five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding New Musical.  Millie’s have included Julie Andrews in the movie and Sutton Foster, Tony Winner for the Broadway production.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is filled with madcap merriment, frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate.  The tuneful score includes “Not for the Life of Me”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Jimmy”.

Actress and former Charleston Light Opera Guild veteran, Jennifer Garner, will host a red carpet benefit for the Charleston Light Opera Guild on June 18, 2011 during FestivALL Charleston 2011, when the Light Opera Guild presents Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre. Attendees of the June 18th benefit performance will be invited to attend a gala reception at the Civic Center following the show. Benefit price for the show and the party are $200 for premium reserved seating and a photo with Ms. Garner. Benefit price for the show and the party with reserved seating are $120. All tickets will go on sale June 1st at the Civic Center Little Theatre Box Office. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

 

CAST

Millie Dillmount

Liz Falstreau

Jimmy Smith

Chris Williams

Trevor Graydon

Adam Campbell

Miss Dorothy Brown

Cary Lantz Brown

Mrs. Meers

Linda Reynolds

Ching Ho

BoB McCarty

Bunn Foo

Michael Harris

Muzzy Van Hossmere

Shefica Heylinger

Miss Flannery

Jeannie Matras

Ruth

Toni Pilato

Gloria

Heather Warren

Alice

Kerri Templeton

Rita/Mathilde

Rachel Scarpelli

Cora

Jessica Cooper

Lucille

Erin Murphy

Ethel

Haley Burgess

Dexter/Muzzy's Boy

Steve Brannon

Rodney/Muzzy's Boy

Austin Thomas

George Gershwin/Muzzy's Boy

Tim Whitener

Pearl Lady/Daphne

Angie Price

The Letch

Paul Shannon

Tappist/Ensemble

Frannie Slotnick

Tappist/Ensemble

Virginia Stepp

Muzzy’s Boy/Ensemble

Nick Staples

Muzzy's Boy/Ensemble

Bryan Chin

 

The production is directed and choreographed by Nina Denton Pasinetti with musical direction by Bobby Hodges. The accompanist is Mark Scarpelli. The Technical Director is Tom Pasinetti.

 

 

 

 

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