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Central Indiana students come together in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

More than 40 talented high school students from 22 public, private, and charter schools in central Indiana will perform a fully-staged and orchestrated production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

The Summer Stock Stage (SSS) production runs June 27 through June 30 at Indiana Repertory Theatre’s OneAmerica main stage. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Summer Stock Stage is a premier educational theater group that provides students ages 13 to 19 with an extraordinary performing arts experience.

“These students are some of the best musical theater performers in the area, and many will continue their theater studies in college,” said SSS artistic director Emily Ristine Holloway. “It is inspiring to see them come together in a professional, collaborative environment to produce an outstanding show.”

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, 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.

Perfect for audiences of all ages, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is directed by Holloway with music direction by Michael Raunick and choreography by Cherri Jaffee. Tickets are on sale at www.summerstockstage.com and cost $15 for the Thursday preview performance and $20 for all other shows.

Catch a sneak peek here:


About Summer Stock Stage
Summer Stock Stage is an intensive, pre-professional program designed to equip young students for collegiate and professional theater programs. Its mission is to enrich the community through theater by inspiring young people to learn, connect and perform. The SSS staff mentors and collaborates with student artists in two major musical productions each summer; this year Thoroughly Modern Millie at Indiana Repertory Theatre in June and Into the Woods at Marian University in July.

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