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Bringing the '20s to life in song and dance

Teen production of ?Thoroughly Modern Millie? opens Friday
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A madcap tale of romance and adventure set in The Roaring 20s, ?Thoroughly Modern Millie? will open Friday night at the Finnish Temperance Hall. The production, featuring teenage cast members, ranging from 13 to 18, will feature a full score of new songs and dance numbers with the support of a live orchestra. Set in New York City in 1922, ?Thoroughly Modern Millie? tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who moved to the city in search of a new life. 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. Two casts will be performing over the next two weekends. The Kansas Cast will perform July 13, 15 and 21, while the New York cast will appear on July 14, 20 and 22. Rocklin Community Theater?s summer production is being co-directed by Ryan Adame and Christi Axelson, who is also choreographing the dance routines. Vocal director is Erin Gabriele and Denise McHugh designed the costumes. While general admission seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, a limited number of reserved seats can be purchased online. The reserved seats will be in the front half of the theater on the non-orchestra side. ? Staff report ________ ?Thoroughly Modern Millie? Presented by Rocklin Community Theatre When: July 13 through July 22 at 7:30 p.m. Weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Where: Finnish Temperance Hall on Rocklin Road (at Grove Street) Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors and $10 for youth under age 18. Visit: brown papertickets.com/event/256388