MacArthur High School Vocal Music Department Presents Thoroughly Modern Millie
Community Entertainment Opportunity
Who: MacArthur High School Vocal Music Department
What: Tony Award winning musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Where: MacArthur High School Auditorium – 4400 East Gore Blvd.
When: February 28, 2013 – 7:00 p.m.
March 1, 2013 – 7:00 p.m.
March 2, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 per ticket
Box Office Phone # – (580) 355-5280
Contact Info: Martha McCartney – (580) 284-4743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why: To give students the opportunity to perform in a Broadway style Musical, to learn stage craft and stage direction, to have the opportunity to learn large group dance numbers with a choreographer and learn difficult music outside of school curriculum (All Region, All State, Fall, Winter and Spring Music programs) . This also allows the students to raise money for the continuation of the long-standing and outstanding musical tradition at MacArthur High School.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Book by New Music by New Lyrics by
Richard Morris and Jeanine Tesori Dick Scanlan
Opening night for MacArthur High School’s presentation of the musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, will be Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium. Performances will continue Friday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at MacArthur High School and through cast members and are $10.00 each. For further information call MacArthur High School at (580) 355-5280.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is a Tony Award winning musical written by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan with new music by Jeanine Tesori and Scanlan. The score is littered with contributions from composers James Van Heusen/Sammy Cahn, Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, Tchaikovsky and Victor Herbert, to name a few. The rousing, jazz inspired music will transport you to the roaring 20’s!
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. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz – a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. 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 white slavery ring in China. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady villainess that audiences love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.
Seventeen of the forty cast members are Seniors at MHS and have been a part of MacArthur’s memorable musicals since they were freshmen. Annie Get Your Gun, Scooge, Jekyll and Hyde and now Thoroughly Modern Millie have stretched these talented young performers from the depths of darkness and despair in Jekyll and Hyde, a sharp shootin’ love story in Annie Get Your Gun, perceptive ghost stories in Scrooge and to the heights of musical comedy in “Millie”.
Don’t miss this evening of sheer entertainment! Call (580) 355-5280 for tickets today.