A talented group of young actors are bringing "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr." to the stage at Artistic Civic Theatre in Dalton, Georgia, June 17-21.
Set in 1920s New York, "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr." is a tale about small-town girl Millie (played by Sara Angell) looking to be a modern woman in a new world. She stumbles almost immediately into the path of a regular city boy named Jimmy (Alex McKinney).
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› What: “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.”
› Where: Artistic Civic Theatre, 907 Gaston St., Dalton, Ga.
› When: 7 p.m. June 17-21; 1 p.m. June 22
› For more information: 706-278-4796
Though intrigued by one another, they are both determined to avoid what they feel in pursuit of what they think they want. In the meantime, Millie lands a job working for the dashing Trevor Graydon (Levi Bishop) where she meets other girls trying to make their mark on the world. Among these is Ms. Dorothy (Linda Olvera-Jones), an innocent, naïve sweetheart who soon becomes her friend.
She also crosses paths with her landlady, Mrs. Meers (Ansley Nguyen), whose sinister side is kept well-hidden until it's almost too late. Only brothers Bun Foo (Jaden Croninger) and Ching Ho (Aaron Coker) know what she's up to, and they only speak Chinese.
Though the audience is able to understand the brothers with the help of four adorable bellhops (Molly Long, Charlotte McLawhorn, Caroline Gee and Lottie Skaare), Millie and the Hotel Girls (Kinsley Stephens, Henley Green, Emma Lester, Tristyn Sutton, Brooke Schlisner, Lindy Hester and Lilly Jones) are oblivious to her cruel intentions.
Rounding out the cast are Kaylen Chitwood, Emily Hunt, Eden Croninger, Scarlett Mumford, Mary Jones, Millie Bledsoe, Ariana Avila, Sara Head, Morgan Long, Alana McGaughey, Kaylen Chitwood and Tristyn Sutton.
Also, Jaidyn Squires, Katherine Chamul, Andrea Clark-Arhart, Gabby Almon, Jackson Kersey, Judah Hamilton, Olivia Akers and Lydia Hamilton.
Ashlyn Barnett directs the cast of actors ranging in age from 9 to 15. Mary McLawhorn is musical director.
The musical features book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan, new music by Jeanine Tesori and new lyrics by Dick Scanlan.
Audience members are invited to dress in Roaring '20s attire for opening night's Flappers and Dappers on June 17. The audience member with the best attire will win two tickets to ACT's "Frozen Jr." in September.
For tickets or more information: ACTDalton.org, or 706- 278-4796.