|Tony Award-Winning Musical Comedy to Open 2009-2010 Texas Repertory Season|
|Monday, 22 June 2009 13:16|
The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston’s Uptown Classic Theatre, opens its 2009-2010 Season with the 2002 Tony Award-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris which won 6 Tony Awards in 2002, including Best Musical, as well as a host of other awards. The Texas Repertory Theatre Co. production opens on July 15th, and promises to be another modern classic freshly reinvented by NW Houston’s critically-acclaimed professional theatre.
Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take to delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China. It’s up to little Millie, a small town girl on a modern quest through the big bad city, to save the day, unravel the mysteries of the Orient, and finally marry her boss – whoever he may be. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed high-spirited musical romp that will have the audience dancing the Charleston - a perfect opener to The Texas Repertory Theatre Co.’s blockbuster 5th season!
Rachel Logue, who Texas Repertory audiences will remember from last summer’s Smoke on the Mountain returns to play the playful, energetic and undeniable modern Millie Dillmount, and is supported by an always-talented cast from Houston’s Uptown Classic Theatre. Thoroughly Modern Millie previews July 15th & 16th, celebrates its Opening Night Gala on July 17th, and will run 4 performances a week through August 9th. For tickets or more information, call our box office at 281-583-7573 or log onto www.texreptheatre.org