Venue: Main Stage
New Music by Jeanine Tesori, New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan, Book by Dick Scanlan & Richard Henry Morris, Original Story & Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film
Starring: Young Professionals Conservatory Students
Directed By: Michael RJ Campbell
Parental Guidance: Appropriate for All Ages (No Children Under 4)
Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, the musical takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age when “moderns”–including a flapper named Millie Dillmount–were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love.
Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young girl from Kansas who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Millie’s 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. Performed by STC School of the Arts Young Professionals Conservatory students, Thoroughly Modern Millie is filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men, and a villainess who audiences will love to hate.
The Young Professionals Conservatory is a ten-month program for students age 12 to 18, which prepares students for a career in theatre through master classes and performance opportunities with professional actors, directors, and designers.
In addition to this production, join the School of the Arts on February 6, 2016 for a special fundraiser at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at 1901 J Street. From 11 a.m. through 10 p.m., 50% of all sales to anyone that mentions “Sacramento Theatre Company School of the Arts” when they place their order will go to the School of the Arts Scholarship Fund.