Open Auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie

“Thoroughly Modern Millie”

Auditions held at: Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Road, Fenton, MI 48430

Must be 17 years or older.

May 15 & 16: Open Auditions

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

YOU MAY ONLY AUDITION ONCE!

May 17: Call-Backs (By Invitation Only)

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Performance dates: July 13th – 16th, July 21st – 23rd, and July 28th – 30th

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Be prepared to stay later than 9:00 PM if requested.

SYNOPSIS: Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of spunky Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss falls for her best friend and the man Millie actually falls in love with doesn’t have a dime to his name… or so he tells her.

Principle Role Audition Preparation

You will be asked to sing, read and dance.

Please prepare a 32 bar cut of a musical theatre song that showcases

your vocal range. Bring your own sheet music with cuts clearly marked.

An accompanist will be provided.

Please bring your tap shoes if you have them.

Ensemble Cast Audition Preparation

You will be asked to sing, read and dance.

Please prepare a 32 bar cut of a musical theatre song that showcases

your vocal range. Bring your own sheet music with cuts clearly marked.

An accompanist will be provided.

Please bring your tap shoes if you have them.

Characters

F = Female, M = Male

Millie Dillmount (F)
  • A spunky, “modern woman.” She has guts, moxie and is trying to make it in NYC. She falls in love with Jimmy, our story’s protagonist.
  • Must look 20 to 30 years old
  • Vocal range G#3 to E5
Jimmy Smith (M)
  • A suave city slicker with an irrepressible, buoyant personality.
  • Must look 20 to 30 years old
  • Vocal range C3 to A4
Mrs. Meers (F)
  • A former actress turned human trafficker pretending to be a kindly Chinese woman. She oversees the Hotel Priscilla where she secretly sells her tenants. Must be able to do Chinese accent and New York or New Jersey accent.
  • Must look 35 to 50
  • Vocal range E3 to Bb4
Miss Dorothy Brown (F)
  • A sweet, naive, wealthy girl who has moved to New York to change her lifestyle. She becomes Millie’s roommate and confidant.
  • Must look 20 to 30 years old
  • Vocal range B3 to C6
Ching Ho(M)
  • A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the USA. He is the younger brother of Bun Foo and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese.
  • Must look 20 to 30
  • Vocal range Bb2 to E4
Bun Foo (M or F)
  • A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the USA. He is the older brother of Ching Ho and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese. May also be the English interpreter.
  • Must look 20 to 30
  • Vocal range Bb2 to E4
Miss Flannery (F)
  • An uptight, stern office manager. She runs the stenographer pool at Sincere Trust Insurance Company.
  • Must look 30 to 45
  • Vocal range Bb3 to D5
Trevor Graydon (M)
  • An executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. He is sharp, ambitious showman, and secretly romantic.
  • Must look 30 to 4
  • Vocal range A2 to G4
Muzzy Van Hossmere (F)
  • A glamorous actress and singer at a night club. She must have a big, belting stage voice. She becomes Millie’s friend and mentor. Muzzy, although wealthy, is the salt-of- the-earth.
  • Must look 35 to 50
  • Vocal range G#3 to D5
Ensemble (M/F)
  • There are a number of ensemble members including the Moderns; Stenographers; Hotel Priscilla Actresses and Muzzy’s Boys.
  • Included in these groups are lines for 6 men and 10 women.
  • You may be asked to play multiple roles.

Housekeeping

Everyone involved with this production must become a member of Fenton Village Players. Annual Individual Membership fee is $20.00.

Annual Family Membership is $30.00

Libretto Scripts are available for a rental deposit of $30.00. This deposit will be returned upon the return of the libretto in excellent condition. (No Highlighting, No Ink, All Pencil Markings must be Erased) Librettos that are not returned or are not in acceptable condition will be charged a mandatory fee of $100.00,

Music by: Jeanine Tesori

Lyrics by: Dick Scanlan

Book by: Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan

Artistic Director: Mary Collins

Musical Director: Frank Pitts

Choreographer: Karen Whittaker

Producer: Holly Hodgkin