Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Youth Education/Entertainment Series (Y.E.S.) proudly presents
Thoroughly Modern Millie
November 12 – December 17, 2016
The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns” including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there.
Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. 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. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East; her 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.
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 afternoon of madcap merriment. From explosive tap numbers to a Fred and Ginger routine on a window ledge, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Presented by Youth Education/Entertainment Series (Y.E.S.). Directed by Anne Gesling. New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. New Music by Jeanine Tesori. Book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan. Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film.
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. November 12 through December 17, 2016.
Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, 90405 (310) 828-7519
Public transportation: Big Blue Bus #7 and #8
Adults $20, Children 12 and Under $15
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