SHOW INFORMATION

Shows at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center September 21-October 21; Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office: (805) 583-7900

AUDITION INFO: STUDIO C PERFORMING ARTS NOW CASTING: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Production Team:

Director: Jeffrey Scott Parsons

Choreographers: Keenon Hooks and Cassie Silva

Musical Director: Mazie Rudolph

Casting Thoroughly Modern Millie, directed by veteran theatre personnel. This is a showcase opportunity for nonunion actors (no pay and no participation fee).

Audition Details:

Callbacks: Wednesdays, 6/13 and 6/20 by invitation. Actors called back will be notified via email.

Audition and Rehearsal Location:

Studio C, 705 Lakefield Ave. #C, Westlake Village, CA 91361

What to Bring:

1. Headshot and resume stapled.

2. Sheet music, clearly marked for the accompanist. Come prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability. If you have a book of audition material, please bring that as well.

3. Clothes to move in, jazz shoes, character heels preferred for women, tap shoes if a tapper (character taps preferred for women).  If attending the vocal call, you may be asked to stay and dance so please be prepared.

4. Conflict list (rehearsal schedule below).

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:

Rehearsals begin on Monday, August 20 at SCPA, in Westlake Village, CA.

Schedule: M-Th 6:30-10:30p; Sat. 10a-6p, Sun. 12p-6p

Performances at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, Simi Valley, CA.

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, September 21-October 21.

About the Show:

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film,Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns," including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there.

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name... or so he tells her.

Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. From explosive tap numbers to a "Fred and Ginger" routine on a window ledge, this is the perfect show for theatres that are looking to show off the dance skills of their performers. In Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie!

About Studio C Performing Arts:

Studio C Performing Arts is located in Westlake Village, California. In addition to producing musical theatre, Studio C is dedicated to teens and adults seeking professional training in all areas of the musical theatre experience. Classes and workshops are taught by industry pros in very small groups and private settings to accelerate triple threat skills.

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www.studiocperformingarts.com.

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Character Breakdown:

MILLIE DILLMOUNT A spunky, modern woman trying to make it in New York City. She falls in love with Jimmy. She’s our story's protagonist. Female, 18-25 yrs old/Exceptional Singer and Strong Dancer (Alto/Mezzo – G#3 to E5)

JIMMY SMITH A suave city slicker who unexpectedly becomes the story's hero. He falls in love with Millie. Male, 20-30 yrs old/Strong Singer/Strong Dance Ability (Tenor– C3 to A4)

MRS. MEERS A former actress turned human trafficker pretending to be a kindly Chinese woman. She oversees the Hotel Priscilla where she secretly sells her tenants. Strong Singer/Some Dance/ Comedian/Female, 40+ yrs old (Alto– E3 to Bb4)

MISS DOROTHY BROWN A naive, wealthy girl who has moved to New York to change her lifestyle. She’s the story’s bubbly ingénue. She becomes Millie's roommate and confidant. Female, 18-25 yrs old/Strong Soprano/Dancer (Soprano – B3 to C6)

BUN FOO A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Older brother of Ching Ho and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese. He is more hardened by the world than his younger, more idealistic brother. Male, 18-35 yrs old/Strong Singer (Bass/Baritone – E3 to E4)

CHING HO A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Younger brother of Bun Foo and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese. He is bright-eyed, nonconventional romantic. Male, 16-30 yrs old/Strong Singer (Bass/Baritone–Bb2 to E4)

MISS FLANNERY An uptight, stern office manager. She runs the stenographer pool at Sincere Trust Insurance Company. Singer/Dancer: Soloist/Female, 30+ yrs old (Alto/mezzo – Bb3 to D5)

TREVOR GRAYDON An executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. He is sharp, ambitious, and secretly romantic. Ruggedly handsome man (think Clark Gable/ Frank Sinatra)(has a super fast wordy solo, must be able to enunciate clearly) Strong Singer/Male, 30+ yrs old (Baritone – A2 – G4)

MUZZY VAN HOSSMERE A glamorous actress and singer at a nightclub. She becomes Millie's friend and mentor. Exceptional Singer/Some Dance/Female, 30+ yrs old (Mezzo/Alto – G#3 to D5)

PRISCILLA GIRLS actresses that reside at the Hotel Priscilla: Gloria, Alice, Ruth, (Rita, Cora, Lucille, Ethel Peas, appear in opening Hotel scene but then become part of the female ensemble thereafter) ages 16 – 25

ENSEMBLE (ages 16+) The ensemble members within Millie are the backbone of this show and are asked to play a number of roles including New York City Moderns, Actresses at the Priscilla Hotel, Speakeasy Dancers, Stenographers and Typists of the Sincere Trust Company, Muzzy’s Boys, Muzzy’s Party Guests. All ensemble roles require heavy singing and dancing (including tap) with some featured speaking roles.

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