WMU News

'Millie' at Miller for three shows

Sept. 18, 2005

KALAMAZOO--"Thoroughly Modern Mille," the most awarded new show on Broadway in 2002, arrives in Kalamazoo for three performances Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25 in Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University.

The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Orchestration, "Thoroughly Modern Mille" is based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.

Directed and choreographed by two time Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely, "Thoroughly Modern Mille" takes audiences back to the time of the great American musical. McKneely's most recent Broadway choreography credit, "The Boy from Oz," earned star Hugh Jackman a Tony Award. McKneely has worked as a performer, choreographer and/or director on a broad range of international stage, television and film credits including "Hope and Faith" and "Zoolander."

"Thoroughly Modern Mille" is a high spirited musical romp featuring two songs from the original 1967 film, four standards from the 1920's and nine new songs written by Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan. This bright, new, Broadway extravaganza takes place in 1922 Manhattan during the time of jazz, speakeasies and moonshine. Midwestern girl Millie Dillmount makes her way to New York City in search of love and a "modern marriage." Rewriting all the rules of love, "Thoroughly Modern Mille" has all of New York dancing the Charleston.

Tickets range from $50 to $20 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for group rates.

Media contact: Thomas Cooper, (269) 387-2245, thomas.cooper@wmich.edu

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