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Fun, Flirty ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie,’ to be Presented by M & M Stage Productions at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre July 27 to Aug. 5


Revelry at a speakeasy leads to trouble for, from left, Christina Pullen as Miss Dorothy, Thomas Coppolecchia as Jimmy Smith, and Alicia Stanton as Millie.

Don't eat that apple! From left, Miss Dorothy (Christina Pullen), Bun Foo (Kaitlyn Young), Mrs. Meers (Susan Fowler), and Ching Ho (Dan Mucha).

The pressure is on as Millie (Alicia Stanton) takes a typing test, while Miss Flannery (Jeannine Haight) and Trevor Graydon (Pat Rounds) look on.

One too many? From left, Miss Dorothy (Christina Pullen), Millie (Alicia Stanton), and Trevor Graydon (Pat Rounds).

It's time to party with with Miss Muzzy! Front row, from left, Daniel Montero, Toni Richards as Muzzy Van Hossmere, Nick Eldridge, and   Zachary Holzberg; back row, Zachary Benedetti, left, and Connor McDowell.

West Windsor, N.J. – Everything is thoroughly modern at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre as M&M Stage Productions presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Dates and show times for this fun, flirty, flapper musical are Fridays, July 27 and Aug. 3 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays July 28 and Aug. 4 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, July 29 and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m.

Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on July 27.

Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City direct from Kansas and ready to make her mark. It’s 1922, the height of the Jazz Age, and girls are bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and reinventing the rules of romance. Determined to marry a wealthy businessman, Millie finds herself attracted to the penniless Jimmy Smith instead. Meanwhile, Mrs. Meers, the landlady at Millie’s dingy hotel for women, has a get-rich scheme of her own and it doesn’t bode well for the girls in her stead.

Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, this spirited musical was the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2002. With high-energy dance numbers and a vibrant musical score, “Millie” adds up to merry, madcap entertainment.

The cast stars Alicia Stanton of Jenkintown, Pa., as Millie Dillmount; Thomas Coppolecchia of Bordentown as Jimmy Smith; Christina Pullen of New Egypt as Miss Dorothy; Susan Fowler of Langhorne, Pa., as Mrs. Meers; Dan Mucha of Hamilton as Ching Ho; Kaitlyn Young of Robbinsville as Bun Foo; Pat Rounds of Princeton as Trevor Graydon; Toni Richards of Camden as Muzzy Van Hossmere; Jeannine Haight of Pennington as Miss Flannery; and Daniel Montero of Ewing as Rodney.

The ensemble features Lexi Anthony of Princeton Junction, Zachary Benedetti of Ewing, Annie Bryson of Lawrence, Colin Corriveau and Jessica Corriveau of Plainsboro, Nicholas Eldridge of Hamilton, Anna Forebaugh of Haddonfield, Zachary Holzberg of Yardley, Pa., Makenna Katz of West Windsor, Isabella Mayo of Bordentown, Connor McDowell of Levittown, Pa., Julia Ruth Patella of Cranbury, Allison Reed of Yardville, Sarah Reynolds of Swedesboro, Olivia Schanbacher of Yardley, Pa., Sydney Sobkowiak of Yardley, Pa., Audrey Yeager of Hillsborough, and Kaitlyn Young of Robbinsville.

The production team includes Producers Mike DiIorio and Mike Almstedt, Director Mike DiIorio, Assistant Director Matthew Cassidy, Musical Director Pam Sharples, Choreographer Laura Ghaffoor, Costumer Louisa Murey, Lighting Designer Chris Ghaffoor and Sound Designer Evan Paine. Photography is by John Maurer.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; and $16 for students/children. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. For a list of upcoming events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office.

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