Give more children access to the performing arts.

Performance dates & times

Wednesday 7 Aug
7:30 PM
Thursday 8 Aug
1:00 PM*

*Followed by 20 minute Q&A

Running Time 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)

Price range

$25 per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

SUITABILITY: Years 7-12

Take a fun-filled ride to the heart of the roaring twenties with Thoroughly Modern Millie!

It’s the height of the jazz age, the roaring 20’s, and small-town girl Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City, ready to make her dreams come true.

Millie’s plan is simple: find a job as a secretary for an eligible bachelor, and then marry him. It doesn’t take long for Millie’s “thoroughly modern” plan to go awry. Her conniving landlady Mrs Meers plots to kidnap Millie’s best friend Dorothy and sell her into slavery. Her wealthy boss Trevor Graydon seems entirely uninterested in her flirtations, and – worst of all – Jimmy, the man with whom she falls head over heels in love, doesn’t have a penny to his name.

Annie Aitken stars as Millie. Her performance in Candide for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs was hailed as ‘a show-stopping tour-de-force’(SMH). Australia’s favourite leading lady, Marina Prior is Mrs Meers, Claire Lyon (Phantom of The Opera) is Miss Dorothy Brown, Queenie van de Zandt (King Kong) is Muzzy Van Hossmere, Adam-Jon Fiorentino (Aladdin) is Trevor Graydon, and Nigel Huckle (Hello, Dolly!) is Jimmy Smith. Also starring Keith Brockett, Jonathan Chan and Angela Scundi.

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film and was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway. It promises to be a wonderful experience for students of Drama, Dance and Music.

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts Critical and Creative Thinking
  Personal and Social
Victorian Certificate of Education
Drama
Theatre Studies
Music
Dance

Themes and Ideas

  • Musical Theatre
  • Jazz
  • Choreograhy
  • Feminism and Women’s Liberation
  • The 1920s: historical, social and political context

Teaching Resources

Coming soon!


Cast

Annie Aitken
Millie Dillmount
Adam-Jon Fiorentino
Trevor Graydon
Claire Lyon
Miss Dorothy Brown
Keith Brockett
Ching Ho
Jonathan Chan
Bun Foo
Angela Scundi
Miss Flannery
Marina Prior
Mrs Meers
Queenie van de Zandt
Muzzy Van Hossmere
Nigel Huckle
Jimmy Smith
Company
Mia Dabkowski-Chandler, Sage Douglas, Mackenzie Dunn, Kala Gare, Chloe Honig, Suzanne Steele, Angelina Thomson, Luke Alleva, Nadia Coote, Emily Corkeron, Andrew Coshan, Josh Gates, Rubin Matters, Suzie Melloy, Matthew Prime, Robbie Smith, Rhys Velasquez, Romy Vuksan

Credits

Book by
Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan
New Lyrics
by Dick Scanlan
Director
Chris Parker
Choreographer
Christopher Horsey
Set
Christina Smith
New Music by
Jeanine Tesori
Original Story and Screenplay by
Richard Morris
Musical Director
Peter Casey
Costumes
Isaac Lummis
Lighting
Gavan Swift
The Production Company Orchestra

Sponsor

  • ANZ

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