Published in the May 5, 2017 edition

MELROSE — Come join Melrose Drama as they transport you back to the Roaring Twenties in the classic, Tony Award winning musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

Boasting a cast and crew of over 50 students and a live orchestra,  “Thoroughly Modern Millie”  will be performed at the Melrose Performing Arts Center, located at the Veterans Memorial Middle School, 350 Lynn Fells Parkway, on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. with additional matinees on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and will be available at the door and online at the Melrose Drama website

The production is suitable for all ages and is led by Melrose Drama’s award winning team of Director Adam Schuler, Vocal Director Shawn Gelzleichter, Choreographer Becca Flint and Orchestra Conductor Matthew Repucci.

Set in New York City in 1922, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” tells the story of young Millie Dillmount who comes to New York from Kansas in search of a new life for herself. With a grandiose plan to work for and marry a wealthy man, Millie’s strategy goes completely awry when her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn’t have a dime to his name… or so he tells her.

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is 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” 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. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess, Thoroughly Modern Millie is madcap merriment at its best! Come see the award winning Melrose Drama program bring it all to life on the Melrose Stage!!

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Thanks for supporting the arts in Melrose!