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Musical act takes stage with youth

Posted July 28, 2010, at 8:17 p.m.
Last modified June 07, 2011, at 12:32 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Youth Theatre, the student wing of Bangor’s professional theater company, will present the 1920s jazz-age musical romp “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.”

The production will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 29-31 at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St.

Based on the popular 1967 movie starring Julie Andrews in the title role, the stage version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.

The junior edition of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” designed specifically to be performed and enjoyed by children of all ages, is a high-spirited musical that has all of New York dancing the Charleston.

Taking place in New York City in 1922, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself.

It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz — a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing.
Penobscot Theatre’s summer musical theatre production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” is directed by Nathan Halvorson, with musical direction by Colin Graebert.

Currently in its fifth year, Penobscot Theatre’s musical theatre camp is a troupe of students between the ages of 10 and 18.

This season’s troupe of 19 performers from the Greater Bangor area includes Stephanie Colavito in the title role, Rachel Benway, Mary Clark, Anthony Colavito, Cara Doiron, Kaitlin Drake, Greta Frost, Nic Galinski, Lauryn Goodall, Emma Greenberg-McDonald, Marisa Grifasi, Conor Kenny, Tory Nye, Jaime Roy, Raechel Segal, Morgan Sorey, Devon Tull, Megan Ward and Elizabeth White.

Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 942-3333, or visit penobscottheatre.org.

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