It’s the height of the jazz age, the roaring 20’s, and small-town girl Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City, ready to make her dreams come true.
Millie’s plan is simple: find a job as a secretary for an eligible bachelor, and then marry him. It doesn’t take long for Millie’s “thoroughly modern” plan to go awry. Her conniving landlady Mrs Meers plots to kidnap Millie’s best friend Dorothy and sell her into slavery. Her wealthy boss Trevor Graydon seems entirely uninterested in her flirtations, and – worst of all – Jimmy, the man with whom she falls head over heels in love, doesn’t have a penny to his name.
Annie Aitken stars as Millie. Her performance in Candide for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs was hailed as ‘a show-stopping tour-de-force’ (SMH). Australia’s favourite leading lady, Marina Prior is Mrs Meers. Michael Falzon (Evita) is Trevor Graydon and Claire Lyon is Miss Dorothy Brown.
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film and was the most awarded new show on Broadway in 2002.
11 PERFORMANCES • 3 to 11 AUGUST • STATE THEATRE