BDT Stage artistic director Michael J. Duran is noted for programing non-holiday shows for the holidays. This year's choice is the big tap dance show, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
“This show is a high-energy tapping extravaganza!” exclaims BDT artistic director Michael J. Duran. “With Seles [VanHuss] as our leading lady, and a robust cast of tap- dancing veterans like Burke Walton as Jimmy, Scott Severtson as Graydon, and Rebekah Ortiz as Millie’s hysterically clueless best friend, it’s going to be a party at BDT this winter!”
Even if you don't know the Julie Andrews/Mary Tyler Moore film (which also feature Carol Channnig) you can still have a good time with this meringue of a show.
In 1922, young Millie Dillmount from Kansas high-tails it to The Big Apple in search of a new life. Armed with a shorter hemline and a grand plan to marry a wealthy man, she’s ready to secure her future as a “modern” woman. However, her plan goes completely awry when the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name.
The evening delivers on Singing, Tapping, and Hospitality...(SPEED TEST is a special highlgiht) The choreography by Matthew D. Peters (with additional tap choreography by Danielle Scheib) lives up to the challenging spirit of the original Broadway production.
Seles Van Huss – Mille Dillmount
Rebekah Ortiz – Dorothy Brown
Burke Walton – Jimmy Smith
Scott Severtson – Mr. Trevor Graydon
Joanie Brosseau – Mrs Meers
Alicia K. Meyers – Muzzy
Tracy Warren – Miss Flannery
Alejandro Roldan – Ching Ho
Matthwe D. Peters – Bun Foo
Tracey Dennig, Jessica Hindsley, Alissa Robinson, Danielle Scheib, Kate Vallee, Jack Barton, Scott Bayette, Bob Hoppe, David Miller, Brian Cronan, Olyvia Sydelle