New musical showcases theatre’s best talents
The twenties roar back to Grand Lake in Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s third summer production, Thoroughly Modern Millie, the charming, high-energy Broadway hit based upon the 1967 film staring Julie Andrews.”Millie showcases what RMRT does best: great singing, great dancing, a hot, swinging band and a show-stopping star performance by Christina Myers,” said Artistic Director Michael Querio. Myers, a three year RMRT veteran, stars as Millie Dillmount, a young girl who flaps, taps and Charleston’s her way through Jazz Age New York City in search of a new life and a chance at love. Millie falls for dashing leading man Jimmy Smith, played by Sam Simhak, while dodging a villainous dragon lady, played by last year’s Modern Major General, Josh Kellman. Director Jeff Duke says “I am pleased that there is still a place in the musical theater for a rousing feel good piece of fluff that can make us all tap our toes and smile. Talk about perfect for the whole family. This show has it all.”Millie is sponsored by Cabin Quilts & Stitches, Grand Lake Wine & Spirits, Grand Mountain Bank, Mountain Food Market, Mountain Lake Properties, Never Summer Mountain Products, Rapids Lodge & Restaurant, The Red Sled and Western Riviera Motel & Cabins.Like most RMRT shows, Friday’s opening night is sold out. That means there are only 18 more chances to see this musical spectacular. Do not hesitate to order your tickets to Millie or RMRT’s other summer offerings Spelling Bee and Carousel. And, do not hesitate to help RMRT reach the $5 million capital campaign goal by purchasing a chair for the new theatre. RMRT must raise $260,000 in 29 days to complete construction on the entire theatre complex. For all RMRT ticket or capital campaign information, please call the box office at 970-627-3421 or visit http://www.rockymountainrep.com.
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