‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ coming to CHHS

Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Charles Henderson High School Theater Department will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a romantic comedy, at 7 p.m. March 17 and 18 at the school cafetorium. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

Judith Park, CHHS drama teacher and play director, said “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is set during the Roaring Twenties in New York City.

“The play is about Millie who moves from Kansas to New York to start a career,” Park said. “Her plan is to find a boss and marry him. She said marriage is a business and love has nothing to do with it.”

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The CHHS production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” features dancing, flapper style.

“It’s a fun play and I think everybody will enjoy it,” Park said. “There was a movie about ‘Millie” in the 1960s and it opened on Broadway in 2002. We are excited to bring it to our school and our community.”

The CHHS production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” has a cast of 25 and a crew of 10.

“The set and costumers are looking good and the cast members are working hard, and looking forward to opening night,” Park said.

Nelsey Leverette and Seth Manning have the romantic leads. Nelsey plays Millie and Seth is her “love interest.” Reagan Gross and Jacob Brooks have been cast in supporting roles. Reagan plays Miss Dorothy and Jacob is Trevor Graydon, Millie’s boss.

“‘Thoroughly Modern Millie is a lot of fun to produce and to watch,” Park said. “At the end, it takes an unexpected twist and that makes for good theater.”

The community is invited to come out and support these talented young people as they take center stage in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” on March 17 and 18.