Tippecanoe School Corporation

Synopsis

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

-SYNOPSIS-

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Set in New York City 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, her plan goes completely awry. 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.


-CHARACTER BREAKDOWN-

Millie Dillmount - A spunky, modern woman (age 20-25) trying to make it in New York City. She falls in love with Jimmy. Our story's protagonist.

Jimmy Smith - A suave city slicker (age 20 - 30) who unexpectedly becomes the story's hero. He falls in love with Millie.

Mrs. Meers - A former actress (age 45 - 55) turned human trafficker pretending to be a kindly chinese woman. She oversees the Hotel Priscilla where she secretly sells her tenants.

Miss Dorothy Brown - A naive, wealthy girl (age 20 - 25) who has moved to New York to change her lifestyle. She becomes Millie's roommate and confidant.

Ching Ho - A Chinese immigrant (age 18 - 25) working to bring his mother to the United States. Younger brother of Bun Foo and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in chinese.

Bun Foo - A Chinese immigrant (age 20 - 30) working to bring his mother to the United States. Older brother of Ching Ho and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in chinese.

Miss Flannery - An uptight, stern office manager (age 35 - 45). She runs the stenographer pool at Sincere Trust Insurance Company.

Trevor Graydon - An executive (age 30 - 40) at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. He is sharp, ambitious, and secretly romantic.

Muzzy Van Hossmere - A glamorous actress and singer (age 35 - 45) at a night club. She becomes Millie's friend and mentor.

Ensemble - Moderns; Stenographers; Hotel Priscilla Girls; Muzzy's Boys, Tappers