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Our Shows : Thoroughly Modern Millie

Centrestage Orewa
9 June 2012 - 23 June 2012

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North Shore Music Theatre are pleased to announce the cast for 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'.

Millie - Melinda Joe
Jimmy - Grant Meese
Miss Dorothy - Kirsten Robinson
Trevor Graydon - Greg Milner-White
Mrs Meers - Janine Donnell
Miss Flannery - Debbie Bates
Muzzy - Debbie Penney
Ching Ho - Romel Gonzales

Hannah Burridge, Amy Christie, Grace McMillan- Claires, Pip Denby, Paul Fagamalo, Peter Farrelly, Lewis Francis, Amber Johnson, John  Maloney, Travis McWalter & Hannah Reid.


THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. Itís the zany new 1920ís musical that has taken Broadway by storm! The music is 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 Ė a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a slavery ring in China. The style of the musical is comic pastiche.

Inspired by Richard Morris' Original Story and 1967 Screenplay. Taking place in New York City in 1922, 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. Itís 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 of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.

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. And with the role of Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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There are still a limited number of Production positions, if you have an interest, please contact:

Director - Sherrin Scelly
Musical Director - Kerry Priestley
Choreographer - Val Hemphill
Production Manager - Martin Serancke
Production Secretary - Nicky Vella
Assistant Production Manager & Publicity - Mark Betty
Set Designer - Darryl Sang
Set Construction - Mike McConnell
Set Dresser - tbc
Scenic Artist - tbc
Costume Designer - Daphne Abbott
Lighting Designer - Andrew Potvin
Sound Designers - tbc
Makeup and Hair Designer - tbc
Props Designer - Robyn Daniels
Stage Manager - Lyn Dorreen
Front of House Manager - Barb Page

Thoroughly Modern Millie Band

Keys 1: Eli Moore
Keys 2: Robin Kelly
Guitar: Richard Mahoney
Bass: Nick Haslip
Drums: Andrew Rooney
Flute: Caitlin Friedrichs
Cello: Anneline Thorpe
Trumpet: Mike Booth
Trombone: Michael Tidbury/Warwick Day

This is a wholly amateur production, produced by North Shore Music Theatre.