Thoroughly Modern Millie


book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan
new music by Jeanine Tesori
new lyrics by Dick Scanlan
original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures film

ON STAGE IN OUR 83RD SEASON

April 30-May 2, May 7-9, and 21-23, 2010
Produced in cooperation with Music Theatre International

THE SHOW

Thoroughly Modern Millie started life as a 1967 musical film directed by George Roy Hill.
The screenplay by Richard Morris focuses on a naive young woman who finds herself in the
midst of a series of madcap adventures when she sets her sights on marrying her wealthy
boss. The soundtrack interpolated new tunes by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn with
standard songs from the 1910s and 1920s, including “Baby Face” and “Jazz Baby.” It starred
Julie Andrews as Millie, Mary Tyler Moore as Miss Dorothy, Carol Channing as Muzzy,
James Fox as Jimmy Smith and comedienne Beatrice Lillie as Mrs. Meers.

The musical, directed by Michael Mayer, underwent several workshops in New York in
1999. The workshop casts included Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Kudisch (who went on to play
Trevor Graydon) and Bea Arthur.

In 2000, it played out-of-town tryouts at the La Jolla Playhouse at University of California–
San Diego from October through December. Despite nurturing the role throughout the
workshop process, Kristin Chenoweth did not continue as Millie in order to film her own
sitcom. She was replaced by Erin Dilly, but prior to public previews, Sutton Foster (who was
raised in Troy, Michigan)
was chosen from the chorus to assume the title role. Millie went
on to win six Tony Awards in 2002, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical
for Sutton Foster.

Source: Wikipedia

THE CREW

Director, Kim Donovan
Music Director, Ken Pletzer*
Choreographer, Jennifer McPherson*
Producer, Joe Donovan*
Stage Manager, James Mayne
Stage Crew, David Mayne, Jim Kirwan, and John Hutchinson
Designer & Master Carpenter,  Gordon Mosley
Set Construction, Gordon Mosley
assisted by John Calder, David Reynolds II, Stan LaFramboise, Jeff Flannery, Floyd Bell,
Megan Lizbinski, Victor Hydel, Paul Vandevert, and John Sczomak
Set Painting Floyd Bell
assisted by Joe Donovan, Ross Grossman, Helen Liljegren, Victoria Rindlisbacher, James Kirwan,
Brian Townsend, Mike Moseley, and John Sczomak
Hair & Make-Up Frann Stempek*
assisted by Margaret Winowiecki, Melody Nimmo, Sydnee Dombrowski, Barb Ewing, and the cast
Costumes, Pat LaFramboise*
assisted by Mary Calder, Margaret Winowiecki, George Miller, Kim Donovan, Fran Walker,
Marsha Barnett-Krause, Sally Goodman, Jana Smith, Emily Champoux, and Sarah Kornacki
Properties, Anna Dewey and Tom Sparrow
assisted by Mike Stair, Mary Calder, Brian Townsend, Stan Brescoll, Rich Bulleri, John Hutchinson,
Tim Carney, Sydnee Dombrowski, Kevin Rider, Scott Rider, Victor Hydel, and the cast and crew
Lights & Sound, David Reynolds II*
assisted by Jake Dombrowski, and Joe Donovan
Publicity, Sue Suchyta
Tickets, Richard Moore and Bob Jones
Afterglow, members of the Guild
50/50 & Intermission, Wes Tucker, James Kirwan, and members of the Guild

THE CAST

Millie Dillmount, Maura Donovan*
Jimmy Smith, Kenyada Davis
Ruth, Sarah Kornacki
Gloria, Christina Brown
Rita, Emily Champoux
Alice, Sara Mayne
Cora, Ebony Bradley
Ethel Peas, Katie Suchyta
Mrs. Meers, Denise Kowalewski Tucker**
Miss Dorothy Brown, Bree Rafferty*
Ching Ho, Tim Carney
Bun Foo, Alan Elias
Miss Flannery, Sydnee Dombrowski
Trevor Graydon, Jeff Flannery
Muzzy Van Hossmere, Angela Keller Pelc*
Policeman, Scott Rider
Dorothy Parker, Melody Nimmo
Daphne, Frann Stempek
Ensemble, Sebastian Adams, Michael Bollman, Nicole Cooper, Susan DeNeau, Kenneth Gibson,
Amy Hendrickson, Jennifer Lizbinski, and Jeff Lokken

See Show Photos by – and Courtesy of – Gordon Mosley

THE ORCHESTRA

Ken Pletzer – Conductor and Keyboard*
Luther Bird and David Jennings – Trumpet
Bruce Sole and Mike Stone – Trombone
Teri Rae Martin – Flute, Saxophone
Kim Pollack – Oboe, Saxophone
Ray Stakenas – Clarinet, Saxophone
Kerry Metcalfe – Violin
Jason Quay – Drums

*   Denotes 2009-2010 PAGE Award Nominee
** Denotes 2009-2010 PAGE Award Winner

Cast and Crew Digitized by Mary Stover

 

 

 

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