Jimmy Smith (William Robison, L) gives Millie Dillmount (R) some unsolicited advice after she trips him in Warsaw Community High School Drama Department’s production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.
Jimmy Smith (William Robison, L) gives Millie Dillmount (R) some unsolicited advice after she trips him in Warsaw Community High School Drama Department’s production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.
Go back in time almost a century this weekend when the Warsaw Community High School Drama Department presents a musical spoof of the Roaring 1920s.

Show times for the production, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens, and $12 for adults.

Director Dana McAfee said, “It’s kind of a fun homage to the ’20s. The music is very jazzy. The characters are very much that time period. We’re doing complicated dancing, tapping. There’s a mix of departments working with us – the orchestra, dance and students from the tech theater class.”

In the musical, which takes place in Manhattan in 1922, a young flapper named Millie travels from Kansas to New York to find a job and marry a wealthy employer, even though she has an admiration for a poor paperclip salesman by the name of Jimmy.





She makes up her mind to marry company man Trevor Graydon, but he has his eye on Millie’s roommate, Dorothy Brown.

As everyone is trying to find love, Mrs. Meers – the evil landlord – attempts to sell orphaned Dorothy into white slavery.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” won six Tony Awards in 2002, including Best Musical. It was based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name.

Cast members (in order of appearance) are: Chloe Hoskins as Millie Dillmount; William Robison as Jimmy Smith; Kyleigh Herring, Ruth; Sophia Schlitt, Gloria; Alyssa Madden, Rita/chorus; Yvonne Castillo, Alice; Cayla Harris, Cora/chorus; Abigail Seese, Lucille/chorus; Deanna Folsom, Ethel/chorus; Katie Lauck, Mrs. Meers; Cassidy Neubaum, Miss Dorothy; Ian Peloza, Ching Ho; Emma Spencer, Bun Foo; Olivia James, Miss Flannery; Joshua Fisher, Trevor Graydon; Theo Cooke, policeman/chorus; NaevEnya Moore, Muzzy Von Hossmere; Damian Jordan, George Gershwin/chorus; Sydney Victa, Dorothy Parker/chorus; Megan Sullivan, guest 1/chorus; Eleanor Williamson, guest 2/chorus; Ellia Lewis, guest 3/chorus; Tyler McClone, Rodney/chorus; Danie Miner, dishwasher/chorus; Katie Jones, Mathilde/chorus; Isa Silva, Daphne/chorus; and Jordan Norris as Mama/chorus.

Also in the chorus are Josie Miller, Natalie Oler, Regan Polk, Bailey Roulo and Jasmine Stroup.

Dancers are Charlotte Grandon, Tiffany Moore, Alli Fitzpatrick, Mikayla Roller, Kimmi Owens, Brielle Fehlmann, Tori Forschner, Rilee Groninger, Emma Marsh, Mady Brown, Dezaray Miller, Michael Lehman and Mack Garrett.

Musical director is Thomas Hall. Assistant director and costumes is Jean Beeson, with Tori Montgomery as choreographer. Conductor of the orchestra pit is Joseph Peloza.

Production/set design are Dan Wray and Jim Cox, with Dannielle Robertson as prop designer and builder.

Stage manager is Erin Mills, and assistant stage manager is Braxton Stewart. Technical manager is Leonard Gagnon, with Noah Adams, Neeley Belles, Ben Edwards and Austin Lackey on lights and sound.

The program/poster design is by Abigail Seese, with Michelle Apeland on hair and makeup.