Children’s Playhouse of Maryland presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. at CCBC Essex, Dec. 1-16

Nov 20, 2018 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

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Diane M. Trowbridge-Smith

Music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan

Baltimore County, Md. — 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. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 1 p.m., with an additional show at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8. A special sensory-friendly 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 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 Actor list tickets are $5. All seating is reserved.

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 

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


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