Thoroughly Modern Millie Kicks Off 2008 Season at Stages St. Louis May 30

News   Thoroughly Modern Millie Kicks Off 2008 Season at Stages St. Louis May 30
 
The 2008 Stages St. Louis season gets underway when Thoroughly Modern Millie begins performances May 30.

Mamie Parris stars in the title role of the 1920's-inspired musical that also features Ben Nordstrom as Jimmy Smith, Kari Ely as Mrs. Meers, Pamela Brumley as Miss Dorothy Brown, Graham Rowat as Mr. Trevor Graydon and Thursday Farrar as Muzzy Van Hossmere.

The Millie ensemble comprises Rachel Kopf, Taylor Pietz, Molly Mahoney, Amy Board, Ellen Isom, Lisa M. Ramey, Meegan Midkiff, Devin Ilaw, Allan Mangaser, Zoe Vonder Harr, Tripp Pettigrew, Scott Seay, Zak Edwards, Brandon Davidson, Chris Allen, Mike Frankey, Andrew Laudel, Drew Nellessen and Julia Mackenzie.

Michael Hamilton directs the musical that runs through June 29. Mille has choreography by Dana Lewis and musical direction by Lisa Campbell Albert.

Thoroughly Modern Millie boasts a score by Jeanine Tesori and a book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, who also penned the lyrics. The popular musical is based on the 1967 movie starring Julie Andrews and features the songs "Not for the Life of Me," "Only in New York," "Forget About the Boy," "Gimme Gimme" and the title song.

Designing Millie are scenic designer Mark Halpin, costume designer Lou Bird, lighting designer Matthew McCarthy and orchestral designer Stuart M. Elmore. Stages St. Louis presents its productions at the Kirkwood Civic Center, located at 111 South Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO. Tickets are available by calling (314) 821-2407 or by visiting www.stagesstlouis.org.

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