Thoroughly Modern Millie Wows Audiences

Smart, silly, and simply wonderful!

It was an excellent way to start my weekend!

I recommend it to everyone!

Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Granville Arts CenterOpening night came and the crowd was ready. The incredible house orchestra begins to set the tone for the evening with upbeat music and flare, and as the pit begins to lower, the curtain comes up. Standing there, center stage, is Millie Dillmont, played by Erica Peterman. She opens with a song and captivates us all from that moment forward.

Millie is a small-town girl from Kansas and has decided her dreams and hopes are to be found in Manhattan – including the wealthy man of her dreams. Or at least a wealthy man to make her dreams come true. Set in the Roaring 20s, Millie, with an exemplary supporting cast, sings and dances her way through a perilous path to true romance. Wrestling with two main themes, Millie has to decide if a girl should marry for love or money, and discover if it’s possible to have both in the same package.

Julie Andrews played Millie so well in 1967, she left very large shoes to fill for any local performers. Truth be told, however, you’d be hard pressed to find a weak spot in this brilliant production! The adaptation was excellent, and it kept us all fully engaged and entertained. Personally, I feel the second act (after intermission) was what really gave the production a real shine. The comedy was clever, the acting was enchanting, and the over-the-top dancing was one for the record books.

Thoroughly Modern Millie was a delight!

Millie at the Granville is musical comedy at its best!