Notre Dame: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’
The 1920s Jazz Age arrives with “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” 7 p.m. April 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. April 14, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Bethlehem Township.
Flapper Millie Dillmount leaves Kansas and arrives in New York City in 1922 in search of a new life and a rich husband. What she finds is that wealth and security are less important than love.
Shauna Khan is director and vocal director for the Notre Dame production, assisted by choreographer Jenna Winchenbach and technical director Angela Nicolello.
With book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan, new music by Jeanine Tesori, and new lyrics by Dick Scanlan, the musical is based on the 1967 Universal Pictures film of the same title. Richard Morris wrote the original story and screenplay.
The original 2002 Broadway production was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, receiving six Tony Awards.
Featured songs include “Gimme, Gimme,” “Forget about the Boy,” “The Speed Test” and “What Do I Need with Love.”