DANVILLE — Danville Community High School will be putting on its annual musical the first weekend in May in the high school auditorium.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” based on the 1967 movie starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore, will be performed at 7 p.m. May 2-3 and 2 p.m. May 4. Tickets are sold at the door at $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” is set in 1922, where a young girl comes from Kansas to New York City to try to leave the life she had there. She wants to marry someone wealthy when she comes to New York, looking for a boss that she can also marry. She meets a lot of different characters along the way and ultimately has to choose between money and love.
“The show has more songs than the movie did and it has a different twist on the story,” musical director Amanda Pierson said. “I chose to do this show based on the number of kids I had and the type of singers and actors that we have. I think it’s a funny show but it also has the romantic element and lots of dancing.”
There are 13 students in the cast, with many being involved in either choir or theatre.
Tate Marsh and Keaton Shearin, both sophomores, say they enjoy doing these shows.
“I really enjoy theatre,” Marsh said. “I’ve been doing it since last year and I love the atmosphere of theatre; everyone’s so accepting and it’s just a blast to be able to do the thing you love with the people who love it with you.”
Shearin added, “It’s very fun, very unique; you don’t see this story often … it has an interesting twist to it, a mix of drama and comedy.”
Victoria Ross-Frost and Katie Wingler, both juniors, are excited for the show as well.