Raise your skirts and bob your hair, because the toe-tapping flapper frolic Thoroughly Modern Millie is ready to take the stage at Reston Community Players. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie will transport audiences back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City in an era when women were first entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. Millie will perform at the Reston Community Center April 20-May 12.
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life with a plan to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, things don’t go as planned. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn’t have a dime to his name… or so she believes.
“This is what I would describe as a ‘sing me, dance me, entertain me’ type of show,” says Duane Monahan, who serves as both director and choreographer for the production. “We hope to transport audiences to 1920’s New York City and immerse them in the story of Millie Dillmount and her search for love and adventure.”
Millie is led by RCP veteran Evie Korovesis in the title role and Rinaldo Martinez as Jimmy Smith. They are joined by Lisa Anne Bailey (Mrs. Meers), Holly Kelly (Miss Dorothy), Scott Napier (Trevor Graydon), Robin Lynn Reaves (Muzzy van Hossmere), Don Michael Mendoza (Ching Ho), Jarrett Goldfedder (Bun Foo), and Amy K. Cropper (Miss Flannery). Rounding out the cast are Maura Lacy, Jessica Russo Revand, Ashley Kaplan, Kelli Long, Jennifer Stevens, Amanda Jones, Amy Winter, Kelly Dobkins, Maggie Wilder, George Moacdieh, Brandon Steele, Sean Cator, William Shingler, and Iván Dávila.
In addition to Monahan, the Millie production team includes Eileen Mullee (Producer), Kaiti Parish (Stage Manager), Mary Frances Dini (Associate Director), Sam Weich (Musical Director), Maggie Modig (Set Designer), Jeff Auerbach and Kimberly Crago (Lighting Designers), Seth Sacher (Sound Designer), Mary Jo Ford (Props), Cathy Rieder (Set Painter), Charlotte Marson (Costume Designer), Dan Widerski (Technical Director), Sue Pinkman (Hair Designer), and Camryn Shegogue (Makeup Designer).
Thoroughly Modern Millie will perform April 20-May 12, 2018 at the Reston Community Center’s CenterStage in Reston, VA. For tickets, contact the box office at (703) 476-4500 x3 or online at www.restonplayers.org. CenterStage is accessible and offers listening devices for the hearing impaired. The production is appropriate for all ages.
Reston Community Players (RCP) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization that has been producing quality theatrical productions since 1966. The Reston Community Players has brought to the public a variety of theatrical experiences over the years and is committed to theatrical excellence and professionalism through the promotion of diverse, creative experiences for the education and cultural enrichment of the community. Partially funded by grants from Fairfax County in cooperation with the Arts Council of Fairfax County, RCP welcomes all and offers something for everyone. Visit RCP online.