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"Thoroughly Modern Millie comes to Ada April 19-22

The Ohio Northern University Department of Communication and Theatre Arts presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie," at The Freed Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices are: Adults $15; Seniors $12; Non-ONU Students $12; Children $9. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Freed Center Box Office at 419-772-1900 or on our website at www.freedcenter.com.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" was a 2002 Tony Award Winner on Broadway for Best Musical. It is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan.

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love—a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce.

Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a slavery ring in China. The style of the musical is comic pastiche.

The musical is directed by Brandon Ivie. A Seattle native, Brandon spent four seasons at The 5th  Avenue Theatre as Casting Director and Artistic Projects Manager, and recently directed their hit production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Seattle Times Footlight Award).

Also at The 5th, he was the associate director for Saving Aimee, Damn Yankees, On the Town, West Side Story and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and directed Adventure Musical Theatre touring productions of Northwest Bookshelf and Rosie the Riveter.