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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Grades 4th through 12th
Double Cast!

Filled with fun flappers, dashing leading men and a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie JR. is a clever adaptation of the six-time-Tony-Award-winning Best Musical and the Academy Award-winning film. Thoroughly Modern Millie JR., is the high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston!

It’s 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. Millie’s wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage, and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name – or so he tells her. What’s a small town girl to do?

 

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE DATES

REHEARSALS

Tuesdays: 6-8:30pm
*There will be some added Saturday rehearsals which will be listed on the conflict sheet.

 

 

 

TECH REHEARSALS (MANDATORY)

January 22nd through January 25th, 2018,  4-10pm

All Technical Rehearsals at The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

January 26th, 27th and 28th, 2018

All Performances at The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

 

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Character Breakdown

MILLIE DILLMOUNT

Millie is the sweet, classic ingénue with pluck. The role requires excellent vocal chops; in fact, no other character in the Broadway Junior collection of shows sings as much as Millie. The role of Millie is the perfect star turn for that extra special performer. Cast a young woman with an excellent Broadway style voice with lots of stamina. Millie must also have charisma, a great sense of comedy, good acting skills and be able to hold her own as a dancer. (Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: G#3)

JIMMY

Jimmy is our male counterpart to Millie. Self-assured and cocky, cast a Jimmy who is charming, a great singer, a reasonable mover and who has a good sense of comic timing. Jimmy should be attractive in a cute, goofy sort of way. (Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: C4)

MRS. MEERS

Mrs. Meers is the villain of our story. Think Cruella DeVille meets Miss Hannigan. Cast an over-the-top "scenery chewer" who has an excellent sense of comedic timing. (Vocal range top: F#4, Vocal range bottom: A3)

MISS DOROTHY

Miss Dorothy is the perfect role for a young lady with a voice that is more classical than Broadway. She should be attractive, a good actress and should contrast physically with Millie. (Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: F#4)

MISS FLANNERY

Miss Flannery is the office manager. She's uptight (think librarian) and stern, a real no-nonsense kind of gal. Cast an up-and-comer who's not quite ready for a huge lead, but is definitely ready to break out of the chorus. Having tap skills and a good sense of comedy are definite pluses for this gem of a role. (Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: A4)

CHING HO

Ching Ho and Bun Foo are brothers and emigrants from China. These two are working to bring their dear mother to the United States from China. While it's nice to cast performers of Asian descent in these roles, it is not always possible. These characters must learn some Chinese, so cast kids who live for great challenges and have a keen sense of adventure. Ching Ho must be played by a boy and is the more demanding role; Bun Foo can be played by a girl. These characters sing, dance, and act, all in Chinese. Male or Female. (Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: Bb3)

BUN FOO

Ching Ho and Bun Foo are brothers and emigrants from China. These two are working to bring their dear mother to the United States from China. While it's nice to cast performers of Asian descent in these roles, it is not always possible. These characters must learn some Chinese, so cast kids who live for great challenges and have a keen sense of adventure. Ching Ho must be played by a boy and is the more demanding role; Bun Foo can be played by a girl. These characters sing, dance, and act, all in Chinese. Male or Female. (Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: D4)

TREVOR GRAYDON THE THIRD

Trevor Graydon the Third is Millie's boss and she's determined to marry him. Cast your best-looking singer who's not afraid to be a bit of a goof ball. (Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3)

HOTEL PRISCILLA GIRLS

The Hotel Priscilla Girls are the fellow boarders at the Hotel Priscilla. If possible vary them widely in size, shape, color and attitude. They should be good singers and actresses. The girls with solo lines include: Ruth, Gloria, Rita, Alice, Cora, Lucille and Ethel Peas.

MUZZY VAN HOSSMERE

A glamorous actress and singer at a night club. She becomes Millie's friend and mentor. (Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G#3