Santa Monica College To Present “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 9:48:00 AM

Mirror Staff

Autumn Powers, Allisen Beall and Kelvin Chiang in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie.'
Photo by Judy Louff
Autumn Powers, Allisen Beall and Kelvin Chiang in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie.'

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts and Music departments will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” the charming Tony Award-winning musical based on the film with the same name, May 24-June 2.

The play takes place in 1922 when Millie has just arrived in New York City from Kansas and is determined to be a success.

She enters the workforce and is devoted to the new women’s movement.

But her plans for independence become complicated when she meets the carefree Jimmy.

“Millie” won six Tonys in 2002, including Best Musical.

New music, by Jeanine Tesori, was written for the stage production, and new lyrics were written by Dick Scanlan.

The book is by Dick Scanlan and Richard Henry Morris. Morris wrote the original story and screenplay for the 1967 film.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm in the SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd. An additional 2 pm matinee is added for Saturday, June 1. A preview performance is at 8 pm Thursday, May 23.

Tickets range from $17 to $23, plus a $1 service charge, and can be purchased by calling 310.434.4319 or by going to Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.

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