Summer troupe to present ‘Millie’
July 3, 2013 6:20PM
The 99th Street Summer Theatre production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" features Jenni Davis as Muzzy, Matt Murphy as Jimmy, Melina Vitucci as Millie, Noah Pligge as Mr. Trevor Graydon and Rosie Schapiro as Mrs. Meers. | Supplied photo
Updated: August 8, 2013 6:11AM
The 99th Street Summer Theatre’s 35th anniversary presentation will be “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at 8 p.m. July 11-13 at Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., Chicago.
Patricia Haynes, current faculty member and auditorium manager at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, founded 99th Street Summer Theatre in 1978.
The 99th Street Summer Theatre has produced more than 50 musicals and has sent former members on to successful careers in theatre throughout the Chicago area and the country, a spokesman said.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” is set in 1922 and follows the protagonist as she moves to New York City from a small town in Kansas. Full of the hope of finding a rich man to marry, Millie takes the audience on a wild and comedic ride as she secures a job, reveals the leader of a white slavery ring and eventually finds and accepts love in an unexpected place.
Leading roles are played by Melina Vitucci as the protagonist Millie Dillmount and Matt Murphy has the role of Jimmy Smith.
The production is under the direction of Patricia Haynes. Terri Lenz and Stacy Cunningham are music directors while Pat Mooney is the conductor. Andrea Collier and Michael Gutrich are the choreographers.
“Shrek, the Musical” will run July 25 to 27 on the Mother McAuley Auditorium stage. Tickets for both shows are on sale now for $20, or $16 for senior citizens.
For reservations, call (773) 881-6512.