Set in the 1920’s, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a story of a small town girl, Millie Dillmont, who comes to New York City in 1922, searching for an adventure, new beginnings, and her idea of modern love. It was a time when women were entering the workforce, and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Highlights for the musical include two brothers from Hong Kong who speak and sing in a Chinese dialect, tap dancing, 1920’s style blues and jazz music, a song sung as fast as possible, and a host of colorful characters.
“I am thrilled to be back for my seventh musical production at Kimberton Waldorf School. The students are what bring me back each year. They are such fun to work with, and do a fantastic job of searching deeper into the characters and bringing them to life.” explained James Corkum ‘04, Musical Director. “An extraordinary amount of time and energy has been dedicated to the musical. We are fortunate to have a supportive group of parents who have done a wonderful job with costumes, props, and other aspects that enable us to put on a quality show. This musical appeals to all theatergoers, as it is fun, honest, and incredibly entertaining.Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical you won’t want to miss.”
More than fifty Kimberton Waldorf School students are involved in the production of the musical. Leading roles are played by Maggie Hite ‘14 as Millie, Kyle Kuzman ‘15 as Jimmy, Hannah Wolfram ‘16 as Miss Dorothy, Ryan Lewis ‘14 as Trevor Graydon, Lara Weise ‘16 as Muzzy Van Hossmere, and Helena Hewitt ‘15 as Mrs. Meers.
Other cast members include Ella Clee ‘14, Logan Diven ‘14, Hannah Sicherman ‘14, Evalyn Way ‘14, and Emily Zegel ‘14; Nick Biffis ‘15, Juliana Davis ‘15, Mariah Lehmkuhl ‘15, Benjamin Otto-Horan ‘15, Benedict Roemer ‘15, Jannis Stelzer ‘15, and Kelly Weber ‘15; Clara Cownap ‘16, Brisa Del Mar Aguilar ‘16, Hannah McKay-Simons ‘16, Ciaran Kretschmer Rasch ‘16, Haha Xing ‘16, and Sherry Zhao ‘16; and Shaan Callesen ‘17, Natasha Duran ‘17, Rebecca Frankel ‘17, Kayla Franklin ‘17, Mirabelle Kunz ‘17, Emily Martin ‘17, and Asa Zarzeka ‘17. In addition to the cast, many high school and middle school students are involved in the production with roles in the orchestra, stage crew, technical crew, costumes, stage building, make-up, and hair.
Tickets for the musical are available at the door, and cost $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students. Visit www.kimberton.org/
About Kimberton Waldorf School
Kimberton Waldorf School, founded in 1941 by Alarik and Mabel Pew Myrin, is the second-oldest Waldorf School in North America.Kimberton Waldorf School offers a developmentally-