College Production – Thoroughly Modern Millie

After many months, and the disruption of COVID-19 when all rehearsals were stopped, the past few weeks has seen some furious activity transporting our students from 2020 to 1920.  Monday and Tuesday practices were augmented with several full day rehearsals at school during the last week of the recent holiday break, bringing cast, crew and band together and collectively trying to solve the many challenges this show has.

The cast have been learning the Charleston dance steps and some basic tap moves, the crew have been creating old fashioned typewriters out of cardboard boxes, and candlestick 1920s telephones out of rubber plungers and plastic bottles while the musicians have been tackling the technical issues of jazz music and where to physically locate themselves during performances.  Because of the change of venue for the show, the set and some props have had to be totally redesigned or abandoned and some creative thinking employed to work out where to have changing rooms and how to hide the backstage activity from the audience.

What is most impressive is the enthusiasm the students have for this show and how hard they are working to bring ‘Millie’ to life.  They all look forward to presenting it to you in August.

Performances will take place on Thursday 27, Friday 28 & Saturday 29 August in the Strathallan College Theatre. Tickets are limited and can be purchased from Student Reception or contact strathallanactivities@acgedu.com for more information