Aitken is Thoroughly Modern Millie

Cast Announced for Revivial of Broadway Favourite

Strictly Limited Season in August

The Production Company have announced the full cast of the Broadway smash  Thoroughly Modern Millie which opens in Melbourne’s State Theatre on August 3 for a season on only 11 performances.

Headlining are Annie Aitken in the title role of Millie Dillmount and the incomparable Marina Prior as Mrs Mears. Joining them are Claire Lyon as Miss Dorothy Brown, Queenie van de Zandt as Muzzy Van Hossmere, Adam Jon Fiorentino  as Trevor Graydon, Nigel Huckle as Jimmy Smith, Keith Brockett as Ching Ho, Jonathan Chan as Bun Foo and Angela Scundi as Miss Flannery. Thoroughly Modern Millie has a cast of 27 triple-threat performers and the 23-piece Production Company Orchestra.

Completing the full cast are ensemble members: 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 and ROMY VUKSAN.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is set in the height of the jazz age, where small-town girl Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City, ready to make her dreams come true. Millie’s plan is to marry fo wealth, rather than love. But when she checks in to the Hotel Priscilla run by a very suspicious landlady (Mrs Meers), it doesn’t take long for her “thoroughly modern” plan to go awry. Millie is a fond look at the New York of the 1920’s through a young girl’s eyes, and a nod to the musical comedies of the era. Millie has everything for a fun night out with larger than life characters plus tap dancing to knock your socks off!

The winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and five Drama Desk Awards Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film. It was Broadway’s most awarded new show in 2002. The score includes Not For The Life of Me, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Forget About the Boy and Gimme Gimme.

Creatives on this production are Director Chris Parker (OKLAHOMA!), Peter Casey (The Sound of Music) conducting The Production Company Orchestra. Renowned tap king Christopher Horsey (Swing on This) is Choreographer with Costumes by Isaac Lummis (Gentleman’s Guide), Set by Christina Smith (Boy From Oz) and Lighting by Gavan Swift (Mamma Mia!).

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

State Theatre, Arts Centre, Melbourne
August 3 – 11
11 Performances only
Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

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