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Roaring good time at Heritage's 'Modern Millie'
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Cast of "Thoroughly Modern Millie"


Millie Dillmount – Hannah Caruso

Jimmy Smith – Zolly Brown and Anthony Martin

Ruth – Blaire Anderson

Gloria – Kylie Humber

Rita – Sade Thomas

Alice – Jackie Clark

Cora – Alex Caldwell

Lucille – Matison Lakstigala

Ethel – Emily Taylor

Mrs. Meers – Abby Taylor

Miss Dorothy Brown – Amanda Howell and Kelsey Peeples

Ching Ho – Meyikie Harvey

Bun Foo – Lyndal Bedford

Miss Flannery – Amber Garnett

Trevor Graydon – Cameron Wilson

The Pearl Lady – Lauren Fennell

The Letch – Keith Glidewell

Policeman – Anthony Martin and Zolly Brown

Muzzy Van Hossmere – Victoria Evans-Cash

George Gershwin – William Williams

Ira Gershwin – Josh Butler

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Tatianna Thompson

Zelda Fitzgerald – Alyson Middlebrooks

Dorothy Parker – Emily Taylor

Rodney – Sloan Norfleet

Kenneth – Anthony Martin and Zolly Brown

Daphne – Taylor Wheeler

Dexter – Zack Norton

Mathilde – Janae Crawford

New Modern – Parker Trau

Mama – Marlena Young

Mugger – Drew Daniels

Hotel Priscilla Girls – Elizabeth Butler, Jackie Manning, Mackensie Taylor, Maggie Wigton, Olivia Drake, Quincey Durham, Crystal Addie, Ellie Heiser, Grace Anne Dukes, Jade Gonzalez, Lauren Dunn, Lindsay Willis, Madelyn Principe, Mackenzie McPhee, Megan Williamson-Jones

Muzzy’s Boys – Alex Hawkins, Derrick Walter, Roberto Brown


The Heritage High School Drama Department is unleashing its new high-spirited musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" this weekend. Show times include Thursday April 18, Friday April 19, and Saturday April 20, at 7:30 p.m., and matinee Sunday April 21, at 2:30 p.m. Next week will follow the same pattern with shows on Thursday April 25, Friday April 26, and Saturday April 27 at 7:30 p.m., and another matinee on Sunday April 28 at 2:30 p.m. Prices are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Directed by Michelle Thorne, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" is set New York during the Roaring Twenties. Senior Hannah Caruso plays Millie, a midwest girl who steps off a train from Salina, Kansas sticking out like a sore thumb. After bobbing her hair she assumes the role of a flapper, but she is quickly mugged on the streets and looses her hat, scarf, purse, and shoe. A passerby, Jimmy Smith (played by juniors Zolly Brown and Anthony Martin) lectures her, telling her that she’s doesn’t belong in a city like this. Millie finds refuge at the Hotel Priscilla, which is run by a retired actress, Mrs. Meers (played by senior Abby Taylor), who secretly works for a white slavery ring in Hong Kong. Her Chinese “henchmen” Bun Foo and Ching Ho are played by seniors Lyndal Bedford and Meyikie Harvey. Millie meets other residents in the hotel, and becomes room mates with a California native named Miss Dorothy, played by seniors Amanda Howell and Kelsey Peeples, and decides to stay. Millie finds a job working for one of New York’s most eligible bachelors Trevor Graydon (played by senior Cameron Wilson), who owns Sincere Trust. Millie vows she is going to marry him. Meanwile, after hearing about the death of her uncle, Mrs. Meers has plans to kidnap another Priscilla resident, now an orphan, Ethel Peas (junior Emily Taylor).

After sharing a night on the town at a speakeasy with the Priscilla Girls and ending up in jail, Millie is vexed between falling for Jimmy and her employer Trevor Gradon. Millie seeks advice from her newly acquired friend, Muzzy Van Hossmere, a famous singer. Muzzy shares with her life lessons, which convinces Millie to accept when Jimmy proposes to her. Both Jimmy and Miss Dorothy turn out to be related to Muzzy, meaning they were secretly well-off the whole time. Ching Ho rescues Miss Dorothy from the hands of Mrs. Meers who’s exposed and taken to the police station. Bung Foo and Ching Ho at the end of the play are once again reunited with their precious Mama (junior Marlena Young).