Brief Synopsis and Character Breakdown

Thoroughly Modern Millie JR.

Brief Synopsis

Filled with fun flappers, dashing leading men and a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie JR. is a clever adaptation of the six-time-Tony-Award-winning Best Musical and the Academy Award-winning film. Thoroughly Modern Millie JR., is the high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston!

It’s 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life.  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. Millie’s 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.  What’s a small town girl to do?

Thoroughly Modern Millie JR., is a dance-heavy show with plenty of large numbers, and featuring a star-turn in the loveable and courageous Millie Dillmount.

Character Breakdown

Millie Dillmount is the sweet, classic ingénue with pluck. The role requires excellent vocal chops; in fact, no other character in the Broadway Junior collection of shows sings as much as Millie. We’re looking for a young woman with an excellent Broadway style voice with lots of stamina. Millie must also have charisma, a great sense of comedy, good acting skills and be able to hold her own as a dancer.

Jimmy is our male counterpart to Millie. Self-assured and cocky, cast a Jimmy who is charming, a great singer, a reasonable mover and who has a good sense of comic timing. Jimmy should be attractive in a cute, goofy sort of way.

Mrs. Meers is the villain of our story. Think Cruella DeVille meets Miss Hannigan. Cast an over-the-top "scenery chewer" who has an excellent sense of comedic timing.

Miss Dorothy is the perfect role for a young lady with a voice that is more classical than Broadway. She should be a good actress and should contrast physically with Millie.

Miss Flannery is the office manager. She's uptight and stern, a real no-nonsense kind of gal. Having tap skills and a good sense of comedy are definite pluses for this gem of a role.

Ching Ho and Bun Foo are brothers and emigrants from China. These two are working to bring their dear mother to the United States from China. These characters must learn some Chinese, so we’re looking for actors who live for great challenges and have a keen sense of adventure. These characters sing, dance, and act, all in Chinese.

Trevor Graydon the Third is Millie's boss and she's determined to marry him. Looking for a singer who's not afraid to be a bit of a goof ball.

Hotel Priscilla Girls are the fellow boarders at the Hotel Priscilla. We’re looking for a wide variety of performers. They should be good singers and actresses. The girls with solo lines include: Ruth, Gloria, Rita, Alice, Cora, Lucille and Ethel Peas.

Mama is Ching Ho and Bun Foo's mother from China. She makes a surprise cameo appearance during the finale of the show. No singing, no dancing involved.

Ensemble includes Hotel Priscilla girls, pedestrians, speakeasy patrons, prisoners, police, etc.