Thoroughly Modern Millie
Sat 23rd Jun 2012
60 Centreway Road
Auckland, Orewa, New Zealand 0931
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. Its the zany new 1920s musical that has taken Broadway by storm! The music is by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan.
Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a slavery ring in China. The style of the musical is comic pastiche.