Flapper-Era Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 29-Mar. 9

1/24/08


The glamour and excitement of the Roaring Twenties will be on full display at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre when Playful Theatre Productions presents the Tony-Award winning musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie." Dates and show times for this funny, frothy tale of a small-town girl in the big city are Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 29, Mar. 1, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Mar. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. An opening night reception will be held Feb. 29 to give audience members an opportunity to meet the cast and crew.

It's 1922, the era of flappers and sunny possibilities, especially for women entering the workforce in droves. Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City from Kansas. Sporting a new hairdo and fashions befitting a thoroughly modern girl, she sets out to find a job and a wealthy husband as soon as possible. Could Millie's future groom be her handsome, if somewhat pretentious, boss, Trevor Grayson? But Millie soon finds herself straying from her plan when she falls for a charming, cheery paperclip salesman, Jimmy Smith, who is fun to be with, but oh so poor. Plus, there's something strange going on at her residence, the Priscilla Hotel for Women, where orphaned girls have a habit of disappearing.

Starring in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" are Lynn Shelton as Millie Dillmount, Elizabeth Rzasa as Miss Dorothy Brown, Matt South as Jimmy Smith, and Frank Ferrara as Trevor Graydon. Also featured are Sasha Alexandria as Ruth, Tess Ammerman as Cora, Katie Correll as Lucille, Jennifer Davis of Bordentown as Ethel Peas, Jennifer DeVenio as Mrs. Meers, Marc Flicker as George Gershwin, Samille Ganges as Muzzy Van Hossmere, Kristin Heiser as Miss Flannery, Ellen LaCorte as Dorothy Parker, Cyrstal Moore as Rita, Keith Neilson as Bun Foo, Jillian Riley as Gloria, Ben Walker as Ching Ho, and Alyssa Wilkins as Alice. Ensemble members include Don Gerecke, Dawn Leto, Jamie Micallef, Kevin Plotka, Jeffrey Scharf, Joe Smith and Stephanie Venanzi.

Thoroughly modern girls Elizabeth Rzasa, left, as Miss Dorothy, and Lynn Shelton as Millie.
Pictured from left: Matt South as Jimmy,
Lynn Shelton as Millie, Frank Ferrera as Trevor Grayson, and Elizabeth Rzasa as Miss Dorothy.

Tickets for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure. To request a Kelsey season brochure by mail, email your request here. For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

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