Penn Yan Middle School presents a classic musical

Penn Yan Middle School Drama Club will present Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. this weekend in the Middle School Auditorium.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston! Filled with fun flappers, dashing leading men, and a villainess audiences love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. is a clever adaptation of the six-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical and the 1967 Academy Award-winning film that stars Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing.

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It’ s 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple from Kansas in search of a new life. Surrounded by “moderns,” Millie is a fish out of water. Determined to make it, she raises the hem of her dress, bobs her hair, and joins the “thoroughly modern” crowd of New York. 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. Millie’s 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. What’s a small town girl to do?

The cast includes:

Millie Dillmount: Jayden Hollister and Keuka Miranda-Wiltberger

Jimmy Smith: Joe Droney

Mrs. Meers: Meredith Hanley

Miss Dorothy Brown: Kaley Griffin

Chinese Brothers: Brady Emerson and Garrett Hilton

Miss Flannery: Massan Jensen

Trevor Graydon: Johnathan Shaw

Priscilla Girls: Elle Harrison, Izzy Hinkal, Vanessa Martinez, Maddie Martini, Emmaleigh Stempien, Samantha Trank, and Addy Webber

Ensemble: Adelyn Emerson, Meredith Hanley, Hailey Hassos, Julia Hawthorn, Kaylyn Lewis, Keira Maher, Casey Marcellus, Jen Martens, Hannah McCarley, Skyann Morgan, Oliver Perez, Charlotte Poblete, Lauren Schilling, Lilyan Shoff, Sophia Smith, JD Tette, Jaelea Tietjen, Hailey Trank, & Brooklynn Vivier.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.

New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan

New Music by Jeanine Tesori

Book by Richard Henry Morris & Dick Scanlan

Original story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Films

Presented through special arrangement with

Music Theatre International (MTI).