OAKHURST — The Golden Chain Theatre’s teen summer workshop students will take the stage for three nights, in a rousing performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. The performing arts workshop for students in grades 7 – 12 began on June 25, and the talented young thespians have worked tirelessly since then to mount the performance set for this weekend.
“These kids learned everything from lines to songs to choreo in just four weeks,” says GCT member Jennifer Olsen. “They’re super awesome!”
“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,” reads the play’s description on the GCT website.
“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?”
The G-rated show is directed by Michael VanBuren. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 20 – 21. On Sunday, July 22 a matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 each and under 12 are $8. The show runs one hour.
The cast includes, alphabetically, Makayla Beckstead, Sirene Capuchino, Amanda Cole, Maddie Davidson, Sean Glitch, Paige Ferbrache, Eben Hammond, Katherine Havens, Jordan Ignani, Grace Mierkey, Ivie Mazzola, Teagen Neiwohner, Joseph Piccolotti, Emma Prescott, Alexis Reeve, Aiden Simonich, Amiya Smith, Bradley Suderman, Angelina Tawny, and Ahdia Zuber.
The Golden Chain Theatre is located at 42130 CA-41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Photographs courtesy of Michael VanBuren. Click on images to enlarge.