From Curtis Powell
The Summer Musical TheatreCamp continues its twenty-first season with two theatrical productions this week â€”Â Thoroughly Modern Millie and the musical Princess Whatshername will be performed at Lewis Auditorium on the campus of Flagler College.
The middle school/high school crossover camp cast will present the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Robert Morris andÂ Scanlan.
It is based on the 1967 film of the same name, which was based on the British musical â€œChrysanthemumâ€, which opened in London in 1958.
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 â€“ a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce.
Millie begins to take 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. Confusion and chaos ensue, but the curtain comes down with is a happy, romantic ending. The style of the musical is comic pastiche.
Performances of Thoroughly Modern Millie are 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 8 and younger.Â The box office opens one hour before each show.Â The theater opens one half-hour before each show. Seating is general admission. There is no reserved or call-ahead seating. For additional information, call 904-501-7396.
Jenny Albanesi as Ensemble; Isaiah Balzer, Kenneth; Olivia Bleak, Dorothy; Olivia Bradshaw, Ensemble; Yul Carrion, Ching Ho; Maggie Cox, Ruth; Sara Crocco , Cora; Brent Davis, Letch, Rodney; Levi Derrickson, Policeman, George Gershwin; Isabel Dondero, Lucille; Nick Dondero, Ensemble; Grayson Eastman, Rita; Sofia Ferraro, Dorothy Parker; Gwen Gitto, Miss Flannery; Simone Glomboski, Gloria; Shaina Greene, Guest 1; Sara Hanzl, Guest 2; Scott Haupt, Bun Foo; Lily Hayes, Mama; Isabel Fox-Hillyer, Muzzy; Shannon Holder, Mrs. Meers; Amy Horn, Ensemble; Mya Horn, Ethel Peese; Sydney Leiser, Millie; Katie Logue, Ensemble; Raquel Martin, Ensemble; Blake McClure, Jimmy; Bryce McClure, Ensemble; Kelsey Oh-Criner, Ensemble; Belle Oh-Criner, Ensemble; Chase Pittman, Guest 3; Gigi Rivera, Ensemble; Trey Simmons, Dishwasher; Gemma Smith, Alice; Trey Stripling, Trevor Graydon; Kyler Unsworth, New Modern, Ensemble; Maya Weed, Daphne; and Fin Zeichner as Ensemble.
Mike Beaman serves as Artistic Director for the summer program and Director/Choreographer for Princess Whatshername. Nikki Falcao is the Director for Thoroughly Modern Millie. Carl Liberatore serves as Technical Director. Curtis Powell works as Administrator and Music Director for the program.
The Summer Musical TheatreCamp, now in its 21stÂ season, has excelled in its goal of giving students a taste of musical theater by instructing in all aspects of a musical theater production: Acting, music and dance.Â The camp culminates in the creation and performance of complete staged musical theater and theatrical productions before a live audience.
Princess Whatshername is on stage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 8 and under. See the story (with photos and cast list) here.