May 262017
 

BABIRRA MUSIC THEATRE Inc.

We are excited to announce auditions for our October 2017 production of:

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Set in New York 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, the best laid plans…… 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.

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film starring Julie Andrews, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns” were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is thoroughly funny, entertaining, romantic, even thoroughly (but delightfully) silly. This show is a glittering dip into the twenties, featuring show-stopping tap numbers, glorious melodies, kooky characters and glamorous flapper dresses. Auditionees are encouraged to prepare an energetic audition piece that reflects this lively musical and celebrates “classic Broadway” in all its glory. Thoroughly Modern Millie isn’t thoroughly modern at all, in fact, it’s thoroughly old-fashioned but that’s a good thing. An instant classic, Millie is the perfect mix of the golden age of Broadway all wrapped up in a brand new show.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Karl McNamara
Musical Director: Vicki Quinn
Choreographer: Steve Rostron
Director’s Assistant: Bec Ginsberg

AUDITION DATES
Monday 12 June 8pm to 11pm
Wednesday 14 June 8pm to 11pm
Sunday 18 June 12noon to 6pm

Dance Audition (by invitation): Sunday 18 June from 7pm. Please wear comfortable shoes and comfortable, close-fitting clothes. Please also bring along tap shoes (or dress shoes) as there will be a tap dance component in the audition.
Call backs: Monday 19 June from 8:00pm

VENUE
Highfield Road Uniting Church Hall, Highfield Road, Canterbury.

REHEARSALS
Monday and Thursday evenings 8pm to 10:30pm and Sunday afternoons 1pm to 5pm.
First rehearsal: Sunday 2 July 2017 at 1pm

PERFORMANCE DATES
Friday 6 to Saturday 14 October 2017 (8 performances)
At The Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading.

To book your audition, please send an email to:

auditions@babirra.org.au

or phone the Babirra Audition Line on 0415 554 204.

Further information, including audition requirements and character descriptions can be found on our website:

www.babirra.org.au/html/audition.htm

Type of production
Musical

Company Name and Suburb
BABIRRA Music Theatre, Nunawading

State
Victoria