Chil­dren’s Play­house of Mary­land presents Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie, Jr. at CCBC Es­sex

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Chil­dren’s Play­house of Mary­land (CPM), in res­i­dence at CCBC Es­sex, proudly presents Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie, Jr. This pro­duc­tion fea­tures 25 stu­dent ac­tors from Bal­ti­more City, Bal­ti­more County and Har­ford County.

Rachel Miller of Bal­ti­more City, Md. ap­pears as Mil­lie Dill­mount with Will Foohey of Pikesville, Md. as Jimmy, and Emily Ricci as Mrs. Meers. Also fea­tured are Heidi Thiessen of Ow­ings Mills, Md. as Miss. Dorothy, Matthew Trulli of Abing­don, Md. as Trevor Gray­don, Matthew Byrd of Halethorpe, Md. as Ching Ho and Al­li­son Naglieri of Parkville, Md. as Bun Foo.

Liz Boyer Hun­ni­cutt di­rects this pro­duc­tion, with mu­si­cal di­rec­tion by Char­lotte Evans and chore­og­ra­phy by Amanda Poxon.

Based on the award-win­ning Broad­way mu­si­cal and the 1967 film, Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie, Jr. is set in the Jazz age of New York City. Mil­lie Dill­mount, a “Mod­ern Flap­per” ar­rives from small town Amer­ica to seek work and a rich hus­band. Her plans go awry when she falls in love with man-about-town Jimmy, who says he doesn’t have a dime to his name. Com­pli­cat­ing mat­ters are her evil land­lady, Mrs. Meers, and her side­kicks, Ching Ho and Bun Foo. This mu­si­cal has such high-spir­ited songs as “Not For the Life of Me” and “For­get About the Boy,” and rous­ing dance num­bers, this show will have your feet tap­ping in the aisles.

Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie, Jr. will be per­formed Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 1 p.m., with an ad­di­tional show at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8. A spe­cial sen­so­ryfriendly per­for­mance is set for Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. Show tick­ets are $10 each. There also will be a Brunch with Santa on Dec. 8 start­ing at 11:30 a.m., fol­lowed by a 1 p.m. per­for­mance of the show. The price of brunch is $17 and in­cludes a ticket to the 1 p.m. show the same day. Seat­ing is lim­ited.

Tick­ets to all of these events can be pur­chased in ad­vance by call­ing the CCBC Box Of­fice, 443-840-ARTS (2787) Tues­day–Fri­day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or on­line at www. cp­marts.org. Ad­vanced pur­chase is re­quired for Brunch with Santa and highly rec­om­mended for all show dates of Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie, Jr. Call the Box Of­fice for spe­cially priced tick­ets not avail­able on­line. Se­niors, CCBC Com­mu­nity, and Groups of 8 or more are $8 each. CPM Ac­torlist tick­ets are $5. All seat­ing is reser ved.

Per­for­mances are held in the Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing Lec­ture Hall, by park­ing lot 4, at CCBC Es­sex, which is a wheel­chair-ac­ces­si­ble fa­cil­ity. Please re­quest ac­com­mo­da­tions at the time of ticket pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call the Box Of­fice, or the CPM Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fice at 443-840-2426. For di­rec­tions, go to www.ccbcmd.edu

Chil­dren’s Play­house of Mary­land, Inc. is a not-for­profit com­mu­nity the­atre ded­i­cated to youth per­form­ers ages 18 and un­der.

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