Onstage: Thoroughly Modern Millie at Showboat Majestic

Dance your way back to New York City in 1922 when everyone was crazy for the Charleston. This lighthearted Broadway musical from 2002 is the story of a young woman who moves from Kansas City to the Big Apple in search of a new "thoroughly modern" lifesty

Dance your way back to New York City in 1922 when everyone was crazy for the Charleston.

This lighthearted Broadway musical from 2002 is the story of a young woman who recently moved from Kansas City to the Big Apple in search of a new “thoroughly modern” lifestyle of a flapper. The Roaring Twenties were a time of opportunity and excitement for women — they’d just earned the right to vote and many were entering the workforce. The city was full of Jazz and the rules of love and social behavior were changing. Millie thinks she needs to marry for money not love, but those plans soon go awry — and then there’s the whole problem with a white slavery ring. (Hey, it’s a silly musical, what can I say?)

Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Tony Award for best musical, is the final production of the season aboard the Showboat Majestic, and it’s sure to be an entertaining finish for 2010 with direction by Tim Perrino and musical direction by Steve Goers. Performed Wednesday-Sunday through Sept. 26.

Go here for show times, tickets and theater details.

Rick Pender

RICK PENDER has written about theater for CityBeat since its first issues in 1994. Before that he wrote for EveryBody’s News. From 1998 to 2006 he was CityBeat’s arts & entertainment editor. Retired from a long career in public relations, he’s still a local arts fan, providing readers (and public radio listeners)...
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