CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE
Thoroughly Modern Millie
"Thoroughly Modern Mille" at Curtain Call
By Tom Nissley
There's a superb production of Morris and Scanlon's "Thoroughly Modern Millie" playing at Curtain
Call right now - the story of Millie Dillmont and her naive visit to New York in the roaring twenties,
looking for employment that will lead to a husband! After many pitfalls, a husband is found, but not
before a white slaver is entrapped. Unlikely events keep the audience wide awake and very happy!
The show, directed by Ben Frimmer, stars Jennifer Green as Millie, and Sophia Burdett as Miss
Dorothy Brown, Laura Blackwell as Miss Flannery, and Gail Yudain as Mrs. Meers. David Michaels
is Trevor Graydon, and Abraham Kim Ching Ho. Elayne Cassara is Muzzy Van Hossmere. Richard
Cummings is Jimmy Smith. Music Director Charles Wade and Ben Frimmer have pulled magic
powers out of this wonderful cast - the singing is overwhelming (that means good!) The sets, (Peter
Barbieri) are terrific; the costumes (Solveig Pflueger) are wonderful; the lighting (Peter Petrino) grand.
The dancing is fabulous, and the takeoffs on old musicals and Gilbert and Sullivan add the right
amount of nostalgia, leaving the audience in heaven.
You could drive long distances and not find as fine a production as this show. It's playing through
May 3 at the Kweskin Theatre. Tickets and timing at www.curtaincallinc.com I recommend it highly.
Tom Nissley for the Ridgelea Reports