Western Alamance High School presents ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Commentary by Jake Frizzelle
Special to the Times-News


Alden Ilgenfritz stars as Millie in the Western Alamance Theatre Department's production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie." [Jake Frizzelle / Special to the Times-News

   After an almost two-year break, the Western Alamance Theatre Department is back producing quality musical  productions. The show in this year’s repertoire is “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
This exciting production takes place in 1920s New York; a city overflowing with jazz, speckled with shining lights, and  home to one potential suitor. We first meet the dazzling lead, Millie Dillmount (Alden Ilgenfritz) when she arrives in New  York, with a dream of hitting it big. There are two problems — she’s broke, and doesn’t know a soul.
After a small debacle with the natives and a purse thief, she meets Jimmy Smith (Quentin Bennett), a jack of all trades  and the best guide on the circle line. When asked about her strategy for success, Millie’s response is that she will marry  her future boss — “love has nothing to do with it … modern marriage is a business arrangement.”
Could there be a flaw in Millie’s plan to conquer the city that never sleeps? Find out and join the cast of “Thoroughly  Modern Millie” through their quest to live like the other half, and to find the true meaning of love.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see this uplifting and comedic show, great for the entire family.
Show times are 7 p.m. April 27-29, 2017, in the Pamela B. Mebane Auditorium at Western Alamance High School, 1731  Hwy. 87 North, Elon. Tickets are $7.

Jake Frizzelle is a senior at Western Alamance High School.

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