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"THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE" AT ROGER ROCKA'S DINNER THEATER 559-266-9494
The Good Company Players presents the zany 1920's musical Thoroughly Modern Millie at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater March 22 through May 20.
Set in 1922, it's the story of Millie Dillmount, who moves to the big city in search of a new life. She arrives in a New York full of intrigue and jazz during a time when women are entering the workforce in record numbers and the rules of love are changing.
Based on the popular 1967 movie, MILLIE was a huge Broadway hit in 2002 and winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Audiences will meet the brand new flapper Millie, her dashing boss at Sincere Trust Insurance, the demure Miss Dorothy Brown, the charmingly ne'er-do-well Jimmy Smith, and a wealthy cabaret singer named Muzzy Van Hossmere.
And then there's Mrs. Meers, ostensibly the proprietor of The Priscilla Hotel for young ladies but actually the head of a sinister white slavery ring. She and her bumbling assistants target girls with no families who won't be missed - and only the enterprising Millie can foil their plans.
Fred Bologna has directed MILLIE and co-choreographs the many musical numbers with Kaye Migaki. Along with multiple tap and jazz numbers, the show features musical spoofs featuring take-offs on tunes by famous composers such as Victor Herbert and Tchaikovsky (The Nuttycracker Suite).
The large cast is headed up by Emily Pessano as Millie, Michael Willett and Darren Tharp as the two men she must choose between, and Nicholle Cash as Miss Dorothy. Muzzy the heiress chanteuse is played by Astrid Plane and the dragon lady Mrs. Meers is Kathy Sanders. Mrs. Meers' henchman Bun Foo is played by Andrew Toledo, and Don Olayvar and Magnus Chhan split the role of Ching Ho, her other aide.
Thoroughly Modern Millie runs Wednesday through Sunday, with two shows on most Sundays. Wednesdays and Thursdays, a buffet is served from 5:45 p.m., with a Pre-Show featuring GCP's Junior Company at 7:30 and MILLIE at 8 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday, dinner is served from 6:00, with the Pre-Show at 8 and MILLIE at 8:30. Sunday matinee brunch is served from 11 a.m., with Pre-Show at 1 and the show at 1:30; Sunday evening times are 5:00 for dinner, 7:00 for the Pre-Show, and 7:30 for MILLIE.
Dinner/Show prices are $40.00 per person for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday Evening buffet shows. The Sunday Matinee buffet & show are $42.00, and served-meal shows on Friday and Saturday night are $45.00 per person.
Show Only seats are available for $25 at buffet shows; Friday and Saturday nights, a Show Plus package that includes the show, 1 dessert, 1 drink, tax and tip is available for $33.00.
For reservations and information,please call the theatre at (559) 266-9494