About Thoroughly Modern Millie
Auditions are Saturday, December 1st, 2018 (5 pm – 8 pm) and December 2nd, 2018 (2 pm – 5 pm) at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street in Manhattan. Six performances are scheduled for March 21 through 24, 2019 at Teatro LATEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC.
This is a great opportunity to be in a fabulous and fun show, and it’s a valuable addition to any young performer’s resume and college applications.
We’re here to help kids learn and grow, not turn them away. Therefore, our auditions are not used to exclude kids. An audition simply helps us cast kids in roles that make the best use of their skills. We cast everyone 19 and under, provided they are willing and able to commit themselves to the rehearsal process. Unfortunately there are no full or partial scholarships available at this time, so full tuition is required at the first rehearsal.
In A Nutshell
What: Auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie
When: 12/1/18 (5-8 pm) and 12/2 18 (2-5 pm) (By Appointment Only)
Where: The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street (Elizabeth Street entrance).
First Rehearsal: December 13, 2018 at 5 pm at the Sheen Center
Show Week: March 19-24, 2018
Performances: March 21-24, 2018 at Teatro LATEA, 107 Suffolk Street NYC
Ages: 7 through 19
Cost: Tuition is $700 with a 20% sibling discount. There is no fee to audition.
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The Principals (Millie, Jimmy, Miss Dorothy, Trevor, and Muzzie) rehearse Tuesdays after school. Beginning March 2nd, principals will need to rehearse on Saturdays as well. We need everyone at Saturday rehearsals beginning in March for run-throughs — the show opens on March 21st.
The chorus — plus the supporting characters Mrs Meers, Ching Ho & Bun Foo — will rehearse on Saturdays.
As the star, Millie is in scenes with the principals *and* the chorus, so she will need to rehearse Tuesdays and some Saturdays.
We strive to take each actor’s time conflicts into account (within reason) when casting the show and when scheduling the rehearsals.
A Tuesday rehearsal runs two to three hours. A Saturday rehearsal runs four to five hours. Most rehearsals will take place at the Sheen Center (at Bleecker and Elizabeth Streets), with some rehearsals at Cameo Studios in the theater district.
More About Millie
We chose this show for the music, and because it’s great fun. We strongly encourage kids to come out for it.
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns,” including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and all people who seek to discover themselves there.
Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young women 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 he tells her.
Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a vile villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.
For anyone unfamiliar with Millie, there are some helpful YouTube resources. Here is an awesome clip of Sutton Foster and the original Broadway cast performing “Forget About the Boy” at the 2002 Tony Awards: https://youtu.be/0wwzXdwM1C0
Watch “Gimme Gimme” (also Sutton Foster) at https://youtu.be/IYmjDSpGmtE
And a mix from the 15th Anniversary Concert: https://youtu.be/FmNreZuagg0
Six performances of Thoroughly Modern Millie will take place March 21 through 24, 2019 at Teatro LATEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. Tech and dress rehearsals begin Tuesday, March 19th. Opening night is Thursday, March 21. Tickets will go on sale in mid-January.
A spunky, modern woman trying to make it in New York City. She falls in love with Jimmy. Our story’s protagonist.
A suave city slicker who unexpectedly becomes the story’s hero. He falls in love with Millie.
A former actress turned human trafficker pretending to be a kindly Chinese woman. She oversees the Hotel Priscilla where she secretly sells her tenants.
Miss Dorothy Brown
A naive, wealthy girl who has moved to New York to change her lifestyle. She becomes Millie’s roommate and confidant.
A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Younger brother of Bun Foo and employee of Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese.
A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Older brother of Ching Ho and employee of Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese.
An uptight, stern office manager. She runs the stenographer pool at Sincere Trust Insurance Company.
An executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. He is sharp, ambitious, and secretly romantic.
Muzzy Van Hossmere
A glamorous actress and singer at a night club. She becomes Millie’s friend and mentor.
Moderns; Stenographers; Hotel Priscilla Girls; Muzzy’s Boys