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Muskego's 'Millie' Thoroughly a Team Effort

A fun but challenging musical means all hands on deck for Muskego High School's theatre department

If you've ever seen 'Thoroughly Modern Millie,' there are a lot of words to describe the musical set in the roaring 20's: madcap, rousing, even silly.

However theatrical director Steve Krause at Muskego High School has a different perspective.

"It's about 20 sets," he laughed.

The play focuses on a naive young woman who finds herself in the midst of a series of adventures when she aims to marry her wealthy boss, and those adventures all need a change of scenery, but apparently the crew at MHS is ready.

"It's a full-force musical, and we've got a full cast, crew, chorus and musicians on board to make it happen," Krause said. In fact there are more than 100 students involved in the production.

During rehearsals on Thursday, there was activity on stage, back stage, in a separate rehearsal room and yet another room where choreographer Patricia Barcus and Musical Director Matt Wanner were working with the chorus.

The show runs Feb. 21 - 23, with 7 p.m. performances and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Feb. 24.

All performances are held at the high school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC).  All seats are reserved and tickets are non-refundable.  Ticket prices are $6 for adults ($7 at the door) and $5 for seniors (55+) and children (age 12 and under).  Tickets are available at the high school administrative office Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  A ticket order form is also available on the district’s website, www.muskegonorway.org, high school home page.  For more information , please call the PAC ticket office at 262-971-1790, ext. 4545. 

The Music Department will also be collecting donations for the Muskego Food Pantry.  Bring non-perishable items when you attend the musical or any band/choir concert and place in the barrels in the PAC lobby.


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