Lyrics by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan
September 29 – October 8, 2016
Director: David Sinclair
Musical Director: Heather Elliott
Choreographer: Shenayde Wilkinson-Sarti
Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It’s the zany new 1920’s musical that has taken Broadway by storm!
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.
The stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.
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 evening of madcap merriment. And with the role of Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Millie Dillmount – Alana Shepherdson
Jimmy Smith – Mitchell Smith
Miss Dorothy Brown – Emily Wood
Mrs Meers – Pam O'Grady
Trevor Graydon III – Buddy Dawson
Muzzy van Hossmere – Sam Francis
Ching Ho – Harry Nguyen
Bun Foo – Paulo Nacianceno
Miss Peg Flannery – Nadine Wood
Ensemble – Emma Bennett, Thomas Brodie Phillips, Em Carter, Jamie Conlon, Tahlia Crickmar, Alex Dunbar, Emma Haddy, Chloe Hall, Scott Kelly, Steve Lewis, Maddie McArthur, Niki Martin, Maya Miller, Demi Nicholson, Josiah Pay, Ruby Pinkerton, Aled Proeve, Lucy Trewin, Andy Trimmings, Zak Vasiliou, Sandy Wandel, Emma Wilczek, Hayley Wolfendale
TASA MusiCAL Award
TASA Female Performer Award - Alanna Shepherdson
TASA Best Technical Award - Sets & Lights David Sinclair, Alexander Ramsay
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - G&S Society of SA
Reviewed by David Smith