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Kelsea's Performing Arts Center (KPAC) and Brook Arts Center To Present Thoroughly Modern Millie

Kelsea's Performing Arts Center (KPAC) and Brook Arts Center are proud to present Thoroughly Modern Millie Friday, April 30, 2010, at 8 P.M. and Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2 P.M. & 6 P.M. at the historic Bound Brook Theatre, 10 Hamilton Street in Bound Brook. Tickets are $18 advance purchase and $20 available at the door. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketweb.com, at Mama Rosina's Restaurant at the Bound Brook Train Station or by calling (732) 469-7700. You can also reserve tickets by calling KPAC at (908) 755-3400. All major credit cards are accepted.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that will have everyone dancing the Charleston. Based on the popular 1967 movie of the same name, it's the zany new 1920's musical that took Broadway by storm! The stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. 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. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Performed in one act, with no intermission, this junior production has been specially adapted-abridged to 90 minutes. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment, filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate.

With veteran director Leslie Potashner, accomplished musical director Mark Watson, award winning choreographer Kelsea Kaplan, and a stellar cast of area students ages 7-18, this is a production that should not be missed. Cast members include: Millie Dillmount, played by Jillian Mauro of Warren; Jimmy Smith played by Danny Palazzo of South Plainfield; Trevor Graydon III played by Joey Regan of Piscataway; and Miss Dorothy played by Kristina Palazzo of South Plainfield. The villainess you will love to hate, Mrs. Meers, is played by Samatha Lamparello of Watchung with her unwilling accomplices played by Joey Palazzo of South Plainfield and John Bertone of Warren.

Additional featured cast members include: Sara Syzmanski as Mrs. Flannery; and Priscilla Girls Amanda Aschoff, Laura Appert, Lara Gavagan, Alexandra Llaverias, Tori Molinari, Christina Ransom, Emily Slass, Jennifer Spottz, and Lauren Spottz. Alex Scoloveno and Luis Garcia will be portraying a multitude of character roles. The cast is rounded out by the dynamic ensemble consisting of Honey Baskin-Islami, Kayla Carfaro, Joseph Carroll, Rose Carroll, Elissa Ditkowsky, Laila El Agizy, Salma El Agizy, Luis Garcia, Caitlyn Hendelson, Danielle Hurvich, Victoria Liu, Zayna Nassoura, Stephanie Resnick, Deanna Schroeders, and Grace White.

KPAC/Kelsea's Performing Arts Center is the new studio for complete performing arts training located in Warren, NJ. KPAC offers a full range of classes and performing opportunities for both children and adults. For more information call KPAC at (908) 755-3400 or visit www.k-pac.net 

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