Thoroughly Modern Millie

The 1967 film was a lighthearted spoof of 1920s films and musicals, and this 2002 stage adaptation follows a similar path, although with greater sensitivity to the Asian characters and a slightly more coherent plot. Millie Dillmount is an optimistic and determined girl from Salina, Kansas, who wants to pursue a career and marry a rich boss in 1920s Manhattan. A series of unexpected events pave the way for genuine romance and heroism, greatly enhanced by the amusing and tuneful score, combining vintage numbers from the 20s with great new songs like “Not for the Life of Me,” “Gimme, Gimme,” “What Do I Need with Love,” and “Forget About the Boy.”

Scenery

Built in 2006 for 44′ wide by 22′ high proscenium opening. Designed by J Branson, hard pieces of scenery include elevator (non-rising) and hotel, jail cells, Muzzie’s Terrace, etc…

  • Built: 2006

  • Movement: Crew motivated

  • Offstage space: 16 SR & SL / 8’ x 20’ US

  • Number of Trucks: * 2- 53’ air-ride 

  • # Line sets used: ~24 (~9 hard units / 2-married)

  • Groundrow: None

  • Portals: 4- (1-hard / 3- hard legs/soft borders)

  • Load-in crew: 8-carps / 4-elecs / 2-props / 4-fly

  • Load-in time: 12+ hours

  • Show crew: 4- carps / 2- elecs / 2- props

  • Fly crew: 2-3

*See Space requirements for Logistic requirements
  • Built: 2006

  • Supported cast: Cast of 30

  • Shipping: Brokered by Theatrical Costume Management; Chino California

  • Alterations: N/a

  • Principal size range: N/a

  • # Ensemble Bottoms: N/a

  • # Ensemble Tops: N/a

  • Shoes: None

  • Wigs: None

Costumes

Debbie Roberts has created an adorable assortment of apparel appropriate to New York in the 1920s. All the principals are well delineated by their multiple outfits, and the large ensemble should look very handsome in their own 1927 attire.

Properties

  • Built: 2006

  • Offstage space: Average

  • # of road boxes: 3- containers / loose items

  • Furniture: Yes

  • Expendables: None

  • Specialty Items: Typewriter desks

  • Individual items for rent: None

Drops

  • Built: 2006

  • # of drops: 6

  • Types of goods: Muslin / Velour legs

  • Size range: 54'x26’

  • Shipping: 2-hampers

Projections

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