'Thoroughly Modern Millie' on North Putnam stage Friday, Saturday

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

North Putnam High School Thespian Troupe 1478 will be presenting "Thoroughly Modern Millie" on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at the school.

The North Putnam High School production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" features cast members (front, from left) Alexander Moore as Trevor Graydon, Rachael Lubinski as Dorothy Brown and (back) Jacob Riggen as Jimmy Smith and Samantha Flannelly as Millie Dillmount. The musical comedy will be staged Friday and Saturday with curtain at 7 p.m.

The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.

Set in New York City in 1922, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" tells the story of young Millie Dillmount (Samantha Flannelly) 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, Mrs. Meers (Rachel Moore) kidnaps young girls and her newly best friend, Miss Dorothy (Rachel Lubinski), to sell to the Far East.

Meanwhile, her wealthy boss, Trevor Graydon (Alexander Moore), is slow in proposing marriage, while the man she actually falls in love with, Jimmy Smith (Jacob Riggen), doesn't have a dime to his name -- or so he tells her.

The musical comedy is directed by Dustin Bond.

The NPHS cast includes Samantha Flannelly as Millie Dillmount, Jacob Riggen as Jimmy Smith, Amy Olson as Ruth/Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Alford as Gloria, Rebekah Buchanan as Rita/Mathilde, Sarah Asher as Alice, Paige Patterson as Ethel Peas, Rachel Moore as Mrs. Meers, Rachel Lubinski as Miss Dorothy Brown, Alex Kelsey as Ching Ho, Cameron Wunderlich as Bun Poo, Alexandra Moore as Miss Flannery/The Pear Lady, Alexander Moore as Trevor Graydon, Audrey Barger as Muzzy Van Hossmere, Jacob Buchanan as George Gershwin/The Letch, Brandon Wunderlich as Rodney/Policeman/Dishwasher and Nicholas Young as Ira Gershwin.

The stage crew includes stage manager Jacob Buchanan, along with Nicholas Young, Jessie Cox, Kayla Cohen and Brandon Wunderlich, lights.

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