Project Description

Jack Bradford, Director

This is the first time Brisbane Junior Theatre has produced “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and I am so excited. I first saw Sutton Foster perform Forget About the Boy on the Tony Awards in 2001 and was blown away. I remember Julie Andrews playing Millie in the 1960’s movie of the same name and never imagined it would be a Broadway hit nearly 50 years later on the Eli stage. The story line is pure fun but the music is exciting, driving and filled with life. I think it will bring out the best in our young performers and production team. I want to thank all of our team this week including Geena and Coralie in Costumes. Debbie and Sandie in Admin, Janet, Zac, Chantelle, Jacob and Patrick in Production as well as the sets/preps crew of Carrie, Brian, Ian and Michael. Also our wonderful sound and light team of Glenda, Neil, Stephen, Nick and the others in Makeup and Hair have all helped make “Millie” a fantastic show. Finally, thanks to all the parents and performers who have worked so hard each day to create 20’s world of fun and fantasy. I hope you leave the theatre with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

 

Synopsis

Based on the 1967 film of the some name, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a slavery ring in China. The comic style of this musical will delight all audiences.

 

Cast List

Brooklyn Cast

Manhattan Cast

Millie Sarah Denaro Hayley Maybury
Miss Dorothy Bronte Patterson Danielle Mason
Jimmy Smith David Canham Jesse Bradford
Trevor Graydon Lachlan Farnfield Lachland Farnfield
Mrs Meers Saphire Dobbie Xanthe Jones
Ching Ho Jose De Andrede Jose De Andrede
Bun Foo Robbie Mitchell Robbie Mitchell
Miss Flannery Holly Rea Natasha Walker
Lucille Erin Fodor Katelyn Eiby
Rita Alanna Moodie Jasmine Cabrera
Alice Lauren McGuckin Aliandra Calabrese
Ethel Peas Katrina West Ebony Banks
Gloria Jesse Stringer Rosemary Ingle
Ruth Macarra Berthaly-Marlyn Holly Banks
Cora Alicia Raven Madison Coleman
Mary Jasmin Paterson Rosie DeAndrade
Mugger  Samuel Canham Samuel Canham
Cop Brendan McGrory Brendan McGrory
Restaurant Maitre D’ Kelsey Pigram Kelsey Pigram
Ensemble Woman Jade Parker Talia Kerr
Ensemble Man Brendan McGrory Brendan McGrory
Chinese Mother Xanthe Jones Saphire Dobbie
Mini Millie Nicola Munday Chloe Thiel
Mini Dorothy Claire Rigg Melanie Kerr
Mini Mrs Meer Brianna McGrory Emma Venzke
Mini Jimmy Levi Parker Zachary Miller
Featured Typists Kate Saunders, Tegan Williamson, Teresa Stringer, Jade Parker Rhianna Brown, Twyla Akhurst, Talia Keer, Anais French
Female Moderns Charlie Mass, Madeline McKay, Payton Askew
Male Moderns Dominic Mitchell, Patrick McGrory, Levi Parker, Lucas Farnfield, Dominic French
Speed Tap Dancers Samuel Canham, David Canham, Macarra Berthaly-Martyn, Ebony Banks, Alanna Moodie

 

Production Team

Role

Name

Director Jack Bradford
Production Manager Debbie Bradford
Music Director Zac Bradford & Chantelle Hope-Hodgetts
Choreography Janet Thiel
Costume Design & Creation Geena Luckin
Costume Assistant Coralie Stringer
Props & Sets Design Supervisor Carrie Akhurst
Props & Sets Design Assistants Brian Clark, Ian Bulloch, Kirsten Clark & Michael Bawden
Sound Desk Neil Moodie
Lights Design & Operation Stephen Moodie, Regan Samuels (spot)
Music & Sound Operator Glenda Whittred
Overhead Projector Karen DeAndrade
Canteen Debbie Bradford, Sandie Mitchell
Administration/Box Office Debbie Bradford, Sandie Mitchell
Stage Manager Julie Canham
DVD & Video Editor Mike Canham
Photography & Video Recording Cynthia Cliff
Makeup Bridget Ingle