WOW!'s 2019 show will be "Thoroughly Modern Millie" which will run from 18-23 February 2019.
Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns," including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there.
Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name... or so he tells her.
Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.
Auditions took place on Sunday 16th September from 11am at Witham Public Hall. A huge well done to everyone who took part!
Rehearsals will take place at Spring Lodge on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30pm from September 17th until the first week of February 2019. For the second week of February, rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:30pm to 10pm at Witham Pubic Hall. There will also be some Sunday rehearsals which will take place as follows: