Forget about the boy when a small town girl searches for a new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City.
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. From explosive tap numbers to a "Fred and Ginger" routine on a window ledge, this is the perfect show for theatres that are looking to show off the dance skills of their performers. In Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie!
THIS IS A SENIOR DIVISION PRODUCTION (grades 8th - college)
November 10th -20th, 2016
9620 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Holly is thrilled to be joining Young Actors' Theatre for her first time directing! She hails from Springfield, MO where she developed her love of theatre and dance. Holly moved to New York City to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where she worked with the likes of Lars Rosager of The American Dance Machine, Eileen Schauler of New York City Opera and Broadway's Elaine Petricoff. Holly has enjoyed a good deal of success performing all over the world as a singer and dancer. She moved to San Diego to marry her husband Jesse whom she met while performing. Some of her favorite credits include LouAnn in Hairspray (1st National Tour), Sheila in Hair (European Tour), June in Chicago (National Tour), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Flat Rock Playhouse), Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense 2 (Westchester Broadway), Ensemble in Carousel (Paper Mill Playhouse)
Danielle is a theatre major at Grossmont college, hoping to transfer to SDSU in the fall! Her emphasis is in musical theatre performance! Danielle has been performing with YAT for the past 6 years and is thrilled to join the team and share her love of musical theater with others!
Some Previous credits include: Woman 2- Songs For A New World-, Sister Mary-Luke- Nunsense, Camila Rosario-In The Heights, Woman 3-The Things We Never Say( SD Fringe ), Sally Brown- YAGMCB, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre -Spelling Bee, and Paulette-Legally Blonde. Dani has trained with some incredible local talents, and looks forward to continuing her growth as a performer and embarking on this new journey as an educator.
Danielle has been involved with YAT for the past year, with her first show being the ASM for Hairspray. Danielle has been stage managing ever since high school & now is pursuing a career in stage management. She has received an Associates degree in Technical Theatre from Grossmont College & is currently working on receiving her bachelors in Theatre Arts from UCSD. Some of her past credits include: The Odyssey (Grossmont College, SM), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Grossmont College, SM), Kimberly Akimbo (Grossmont College, SM), The Piano Lesson (Set Designer, SM), Spring Awakening (YAT, SM), Addams Family: The Musical (YAT, SM), A Holiday to Remember (YAT, SM), Foreground: Dance Thesis Works (UCSD, ASM), Rocks in Her Pocket (UCSD, Production Assistant). Danielle is absolutely thrilled to be back & working with YAT!
Jerrica began playing the piano at age 4 and it quickly became her life passion. She became an masterful pianist before moving to San Diego to study music at Grossmont College and San Diego State University. In high school and college she began to pick up other instruments; cello, clarinet, violin, bassoon, and voice. She has played and sang in musical ensembles at Grossmont, SDSU and the City Ballet. Jerrica now performs around San Diego in multiple orchestras and directs a children's choir in Little Italy. She played in the orchestra for YAT'S production of Beauty and the Beast, and Thoroughly Modern Millie is her first show with YAT as music director.