ON STAGE NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR.
Joseph, MI (November 9, 2009) – Kids On Stage is now accepting registrations
for their spring production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr”.
Rehearsals will begin Saturday January 2, 2010 and will culminate with four
performances March 5, 6 & 7 at Lakeshore High School Auditorium.
The show will be performed by one cast consisting of Junior Troupers, grade 1-3
and Super Troupers, grade 4-12. Every child who registers is
guaranteed participation in the production, regardless of talent or ability.
may register by visiting online at www.dougskidsonstage.com
and printing out the registration form. Forms may also be obtained by
calling 269 313-2795. Registration fees are $235 for Super Troupers and
$215 for Junior Troupers. There is an early bird discount of $25 for
registrations received and/or postmarked by December 28, 2009.
are on Saturdays beginning January 2 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Rehearsal
times will be modified as rehearsals progress. Additional rehearsals for
those with principal parts will also be held on Thursday and Friday afternoons.
Optional rehearsals will also be held on some Thursday & Fridays for the
entire cast to rehearse music. Rehearsals are at The Chapel (Multi Purpose
Room), 4250 Washington Ave., St. Joseph, just south of Glenlord Rd. For
complete rehearsal and performance information visit the Kids On Stage web site:
Modern Millie is a zany 1920’s musical romp that has everyone dancing
the Charleston. 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. 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
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 found a new heroine for the ages in
Thoroughly Modern Millie.
scholarships are available to any participant on a “first come/first served”
basis. The application process is initiated by calling Doug Fordyce at 269
313-2795. Parents of scholarship recipients are asked to help out with the
production process by volunteering in some capacity. No child will ever be
turned away simply because of a financial need.
On Stage is a National Youth Theatre award winning theatre company dedicated to
the development of life skills in children through the performing arts.
Since 1996, as founder and former director of Children’s Music Workshop, Doug
Fordyce, along with his wife Jeri, has developed a solid reputation for
impacting the lives of children with personal growth through music and theatre.
Kids On Stage is a values driven opportunity for school age kids to grow in
self-confidence and communication skills through the preparation and performance
of high quality musical productions. Through this process children learn
fundamentals of practical theatre, vocal projection, stage presence, basic
choreography and make-up. Emphasis is placed on teamwork,
self-accountability, commitment and self-fulfillment through hard work and