Musical showing this weekend

The school musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will be shown April 19 at 7:30 p.m., April 20 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for $10 at the accounting office.

“This is a good show for all ages, and people should come see what we’ve been working so hard on for months” senior and stage manager Sarah Lewis said.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” is set in the 1920’s and centers around a girl named Millie who just came to New York from Kansas. It tells the story of how instead of marrying her rich boss, she falls in love with Jimmy, her new friend. Mrs. Meers, the woman who runs Hotel Priscilla, a residence for young ladies, is involved in a kidnapping scheme.

“This show has something for everyone; comedy, love stories, drama, big dance numbers and even some tap dancing,” Sarah Lewis said.

Main leads include: Laura Smalley who plays Millie Dilmount, Alex Kaptain who plays Jimmy Smith, Craig O’Keefe who plays Mr. Trevor Graydon, Amelia Hammond who plays Mrs. Meers, and Meredith Toebben who plays Miss Dorothy Brown. The musical this year only includes kids 9th-12th grade. Shepard is directing it and he and Robilliard are both helping with singing.

 The musical also includes a live orchestra made up of students from band, mostly AllState students. Shepard will be leading the orchestra.

Emma Henry, who played one of the Dorothy’s last year in Wizard of Oz, is choreographing the show. She is currently a freshman in college at Drake University.

 Stage managers include Sarah Lewis, a senior, Julie Ratekin, a senior, and Katherine Crowley, a junior. They organize shifts, communicate to the cast, write down blocking, and run the show once it’s opened.

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