Cabot High School Theater Department will bring the Broadway musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” to the Fine Arts Auditorium this week, but it will for only two nights, director Ashley Tarvin announced.
This annual spring play will be one of the first public performances in the recently renovated auditorium. In the two-year project, the auditorium was stripped to bare walls, foundation and ceiling joists, and then rebuilt to meld with the new Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building in a central concourse. Features include a new stage, seating, acoustics, lighting and sound equipment.
“Thouroughly Modern Millie” tells the 1922 story of young Millie Dillmount, who has moved to New York City in search of a new life.
The city is full of intrigue and jazz, and it is a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. MTI Music Theatre International says the show is, “Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.”
The Cabot cast includes: Alison Kaseberg – Millie Dillmount; Bailey Moses – Miss Dorothy Brown; Ty Schultz – Jimmy Smith; Payton Collier – Mr. Trevor Graydon; Ben Brockinton and Skylar Akins – Muzzy’s boys; Yauni Akins – Muzzy Van Hossmere; Madison MacGregor – Bun Foo; Emily Freeman – Mrs. Meers; JP Gairhan – Ching Ho; Trent Blankenship – George Gershwin; and Brady Chambers – Dorothy Parker.
Community performances will be Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2; doors open at 6:15 pm, show time is 7 p.m.
General admission is $7.
For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the box office at 501-259-1305 or Ashley Tarvin at email@example.com