Thoroughly Modern Millie, Winner of six 2002 Tony Awards, Comes to the Center

Darcy Roberts as Millie Dillmount and the National Touring Company of "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was 2002's most-awarded new show on Broadway. This spectacular experience, directed by Michael Mayer and choreographed by Rob Ashford, comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Hall July 27-August 1 as part of the Bank of America Broadway Series.

 

Diana Kaarina as Miss Dorothy Brown and Sean Allan Krill as Mr. Trevor Graydon in the National Touring Company of "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Based on the 1967 Oscar-winning film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes audiences back to the height of the Jazz Age, when "moderns" - including a flapper named Millie Dillmount - were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. This singing, dancing, romancing musical takes place in Manhattan, 1922, with all the Jazz Age razzamatazz you want in a big, bright, brand-new Broadway blockbuster. It's the story of a Midwestern girl who arrives in New York, determined to take the town by storm. USA Today says Millie is "a thoroughly delightful experience." And as Time Out New York says, "you can't see this kind of whirling, transporting pop entertainment anywhere else!"

 

 

Matt Cavenaugh as Jimmy Smith and Darcie Roberts as Millie Dillmount in the National Touring Company of "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

A delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there, this new stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie features 15 songs, including two from the 1967 film, four standards from the 1920s and nine new songs by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Dick Scanlan (lyrics), with musical direction by Michael Rafter, scenic design by David Gallo, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by Jon Weston.

Tickets for Thoroughly Modern Millie are $28.75, $35.75, $45.75, $52.75, $58.75 and $65.75 and are on sale now at The Center Box Office, online at The Center's Web site at www.ocpac.org, by phone through Ticketmaster at (714) 740-7878 or (213) 365-3500 and at all Ticketmaster outlets. The Center's TTY number is (714) 556-2746.

For more information, visit the Thoroughly Modern Millie Web site at www.modernmillietour.com.

Tuesday-Friday, July 27-30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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