Description:

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 girls 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 dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment (courtesy of Music Theatre International).

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Jul 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jul 21st @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:


Bell Cultural Events Center MidAmerica Nazarene College:

2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062-1899


Show Notes:

Auditions:

We will hold auditions for those who would like an opportunity for a role, solo, or featured dancer; however, you do NOT need to audition in order to participate in this camp. Auditions will be held on June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and callbacks will be held on June 2 from 1 to 7 p.m. Both will occur at the CYT Studios (6800 W. 153rd St. Suite A). Students who choose not to audition will be placed in the ensemble.

Those who wish to audition must prepare a one-minute song, be prepared for a short dance audition, and perform a memorized monologue, which is posted below. Students MUST provide sheet music to be played by our accompanist. Students should wear jazz shoes and comfortable/modest clothing for their dance audition. 

View the Thoroughly Modern Millie audition monologues HERE

Video Submissions: 
In person auditions are strongly encouraged for the benefit of both you and our directing teams, however, we understand families sometimes have conflicts with our audition dates. If you would like to submit a video audition you may film a video of your student singing 60 seconds or less of a song of their choice, performing one of the provided monologues (posted on this page by early April), and dancing 60 seconds or less of a choreographed routine. The dance routine should include at least one turn and a demonstration of your flexibility (i.e. kicks or splits). If you tap, you should also film a brief demonstration of your tap skills. The audition video should be emailed to campcoordinator@cytkc.org no later than June 1 by 12:00 noon. 
 

Character Breakdown:

Millie Dillmount: A spunky, modern woman trying to make it in New York City. She falls in love with Jimmy. Our story's protagonist. Gender: female. Age: 20 to 25. Vocal range: E5-G#3.
Jimmy Smith: A suave city slicker who unexpectedly becomes the story's hero. He falls in love with Millie. Gender: male. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range: A4-C3.
Mrs. Meers: A former actress turned human trafficker pretending to be a kindly Chinese woman. She oversees the Hotel Priscilla where she secretly sells her tenants. Gender: female. Age: 45 to 55. Vocal range: Bb4-E3.
Miss Dorothy Brown: A naive, wealthy girl who has moved to New York to change her lifestyle. She becomes Millie's roommate and confidant. Gender: female. Age: 20 to 25. Vocal range: C6-B3.
Ching Ho: A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Younger brother of Bun Foo and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese. Gender: male. Age: 18 to 25. Vocal range: E4-Bb2.
Bun Foo: A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Older brother of Ching Ho and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese. Gender: male. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range: E4-E3.
Miss Flannery: An uptight, stern office manager. She runs the stenographer pool at Sincere Trust Insurance Company. Gender: female. Age: 35 to 45. Vocal range: D5-Bb3.
Trevor Graydon: An executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. He is sharp, ambitious, and secretly romantic. Gender: male. Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range: G4-A2
Muzzy Van Hossmere: A glamorous actress and singer at a night club. She becomes Millie's friend and mentor. Gender: female. Age: 35 to 45. Vocal range: D5-G#3.
Ensemble: Moderns; Stenographers; Hotel Priscilla Girls; Muzzy's Boys
(courtesy of Music Theatre International)