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EDMT to present ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

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El Dorado Musical Theatre recently cast 37 local performers, ages 12 to 20, in its upcoming production, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

The show features Julia Adams as Millie Dillmount, Zack Collins as Jimmy Smith, Kelly Maur as Miss Dorothy Brown, Andrew Wilson as Trevor Graydon and 33 talented, tapping performers. This is an Encore production cast by audition only.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. Taking place in New York City in 1922, this show tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz at a time when women were entering the work force and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever.

Based on the 1967  movie, the stage version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” includes wonderful songs and rousing dance numbers. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, this show won six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 2002.

Debbie Wilson, EDMT’s artistic director, directs and choreographs this high-energy production which is rated PG.

Performances are Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15  at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22  at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” are on sale now and can be purchased online at harriscenter.net, by calling the Harris Center box office at 916-608-6888 or in person at the box office.

Ticket prices are $18 to $36. Group discounts are available to groups of more than 10.

Performances take place at the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom.

El Dorado Musical Theatre applauds the following businesses for their commitment to the community and for their continued support: U.S. Bank and Parker Development Company.

El Dorado Musical Theatre is an award-winning regional theater company based in El Dorado Hills featuring performers ages 6-22. EDMT was founded in 2001 and produces four major productions each year. EDMT also produces an annual training show for performers ages 5-9, no experience is required.

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