North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) presents Thoroughly Modern Millie on February 14 through 16, 2014. There are 30 cast members, six student pit orchestra musicians, and three student crew members in the production, allowing for two casts – indicated below as “Black” and “Orange.”
The production stars Tess Hinchman ’15 (Orange Cast, West Bath) and Anya Siviski ’15 (Black Cast, Lewiston) as Millie, and Aaron Densmore ’18 (Edgecomb) as Jimmy. The show also features McKenzie Larson ’14 (Black Cast, Raymond) and Louisa Mahoney ’15 (Orange Cast, Freeport) as Miss Dorothy, Ira Li ’14 (Yarmouth) as Mr. Trevor Graydon the Third, Lizzie Roche ’14 (Yarmouth) as Muzzy, Milla Rosenfeld ’17 (Freeport) as Mrs. Meers, Lily Dearing ’14 (Lisbon Falls) as Miss Flannery, Pierce Manchester ’20 (Orange Cast, Raymond) and Spencer Barton ’20 (Black Cast, Yarmouth) as Ching Ho, and Rachel Walton ’19 (Black Cast, Yarmouth) and Rachel Burns ’20 (Orange Cast, Brunswick) as Bun Foo. Also featured are Freddie Hu ’14 (Yarmouth), Sohyun Jeon ’14 (Yarmouth), Anna Bilodeau ’15 (Monmouth), Sarah-Jane Metsker ’15 (Yarmouth), Blake Morton ’16 (South Freeport), Daniel Edgerton-Dickey ’17 (Brunswick), Sarah Grill ’17 (Arrowsic), Hannah Gagne ’19 (Raymond), Alex Markonish ’19 (Yarmouth), Elizabeth Gagnon ’20 (Cumberland), McKenzie Lake ’20 (Bath), Afton Morton ’20 (South Freeport), Bronwen Ramsey-Brimberg ’20 (East Boothbay), Ellie Commons ’21 (Brunswick), Salem Griswold-Craft ’21 (Cumberland), Olivia Juve ’21 (Portland), and Annie Sillin ’21 (Yarmouth).
- Friday, February 14, 7:00 p.m. (Orange)
- Saturday, February 15, 2:00 (Orange) and 7:00 p.m. (Black)
- Sunday, February 16, 2:00 (Black)
Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Advance tickets may be reserved by contacting Carol Harris at 846-9051 or email@example.com. All performances will be held in Safford Center, 148 Main Street, Yarmouth. All shows are open to the public.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 film, and is written by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, with music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan. The original 1967 story and screenplay are by Richard Morris. The musical debuted on Broadway on April 18, 2002, and that year won five Drama Desk Awards and six Tony awards, including Best Musical. The show is set in 1920’s New York and is about Millie Dillmount, a woman from Salina, Kansas, eager to hit the big city.
The NYA production is directed by Nora Krainis with assistance from Patia Maule ’99 and piano accompaniment by Janelle Powers. The show also features music by an NYA student pit orchestra, directed by Linda Vaillancourt, consisting of Ellis Miskell ’15, Hannah Grant ’19 (Yarmouth), Olivia Stam ’15 (Cumberland Foreside), Adrienne Tracy ’16 (Winthrop), Emily Baker ’16 (Brunswick), and Sonia Lin ’16 (Topsham).
North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school serving students in grades Pre-K through twelve. For 200 years, NYA has fostered integrity, character and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or visit our website at www.nya.org.