Project Description

Jack Bradford, Director

BJT’s 65th production “Thoroughly Modern Millie” has been a blast to direct and produce! Our actors and crew have worked incredibly hard to put this show together in just one week. “Millie” in particular has attracted a group of great dancers who love tapping. These performers have formed an exceptional ensemble of twenties flappers and dapper men. This show also has great solo numbers like “Gimme Gimme” and “Forget About the Boy”, that are just blow away musical theatre songs. We have had so much fun as a cast and crew bringing this show to life. The theme of this musical is about overcoming at all odds and persevering to accomplish your dreams. I want to thank our entire cast and crew, the sets, costumes, hair and make up and the BJT admin. I also want to thank the sound, lights, props and tech for their great work. Thanks also to the Church here at Albany Hills for your support. Thank you parents for encouraging your young performers to be a part of this great show. So now audience we invite you to sit back, relax, enjoy this BJT production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

 

Synopsis

It’s 1922, and small-town girl Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City, ready to make her dreams come true. Millie’s plan is simple: find a job as a secretary for an eligible bachelor, and then marry him. It doesn’t take long, however, for Millie’s “thoroughly modern” plan to go awry. Her conniving landlady plots to kidnap Millie’s best friend and sell her into slavery. In Hong Kong, her wealthy boss seems entirely uninterested in her flirtations, and worst of all – the man with whom she falls head over heels in love doesn’t have a penny to his name. Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical, this bright, funny, and charming musical comedy is a heartfelt valentine to New York City and the people who love her.

 

Cast List

Manhattan Cast

New York Cast

Millie Micheal Hornery Sophie Perkins
Jimmy Jesse Bradford Jesse Bradford
Trevor Graydon Regardt Van Driel Regardt Van Driel
Mrs. Meers Danielle Remulta Danielle Remulta
Dorothy Brown Emma Venzke Amelia Burton
Ching Ho Jose de Andrade Jose de Andrade
Bun Foo Ellanah Vicca Laura Shaw
Miss Flannery Gabrielle Joseph Antonia Garcia
Meers Assistant Mya Remulta Mya Remulta

Priscilla Girls

Gloria Maddie Coleman Cara Slim
Alice Caitlin Weal Jess Alback
Rita Niamh Cadoo Dagley Sophie Eory
Ruth Michelle Hosking Challanor Gilbert
Cora Mia Ambrosia Jacqui Hagarty
Lucille Ella Gesler Kate Gresham
Ethel Peas Olivia Hutchins Tyallah Bullock

Male Ensemble

Young Jimmy Ethan Beer
Young Millie Jade Kelly
Young Dorothy Jessica Stone
Young Meers Mattea Remulta

 

Male Moderns/Street Scenes: Luke Harding Smith, Patrick McGrory, Ethan Beer, Aaron Aanat, Alistair McDonald, Rohin Hornery, Jakes Orafrain
Mugger: Patrick McGrory, Ethan Beer
Cops: Dominic Mitchell
Men in Jail Cell: Ethan Beer, Aaron Aanat, Luke Harding Smith, Patrick McGrory, Jakes Orafrain, Alistair McDonald, Rohin Hornery
Restaurant Maitre d’: Dominic Mitchell

Female Ensemble: Rhiannon Carlow-Anders, Jacey Glynn, Isabella Lucht, Sienna Smith, Gabriella Porter, Matilda Kelly, Lucy Stone
Female Moderns/Street Scenes: Emma Bundock

Stenogs/Office workers: (Forget about the Boy) All Girls
(Speed Tappists) Tap Feature Dancers: Luke Harding Smith, Antonia Garcia, Gabbi Joseph, Niamh Cadoo Dagley, Eulla Cadoo Dagley, Elorri Orafrain, Sophie Eory, Rhiannon Carlow-Anders, Rose Moodie, Olivia Hutchins, Hess Alback, Micheal Hornery, Ebony Banks.

 

Production Team

Role

Name

DIRECTOR Jack Bradford
MUSIC DIRECTOR Jacob Bradford
PRODUCTION MANAGER Debbie Bradford
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Terese Stringer
CHOREOGRAPHER David Canham
Ebony Banks
MAKEUP Bridget lngle
COSTUMES Geena Luckin
PUBLICIST Kirstin Cadoo-Degley
SET Carrie Ackhurst
Brian Clark
Ian Bulloch
STAGE MANAGER Julie Canham
SOUND Neil Moodie
LIGHTING DESIGN Stephen Moodie
Jack Bradford
LIGHTING OPERATOR Leah Slim
SPOTLIGHT Mia Akhurst
OVERHEAD Max Hobday
MUSIC OPERATOR Glenda Whitred
CANTEEN Michelle Hornery
BOX OFFICE Debbie Bradford
Michelle Hornery
DVD PRODUCTlON Mike Canham
ARTIST Josh Miller
PROGRAM DESIGN Trina Power