‘Millie’ at Merrill


PORTLAND – PCA Great Performances will present the national tour of the Broadway musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at Merrill Auditorium as part of its 75th anniversary season.

There will be two performances: 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6.

The winner of six Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Orchestration, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is based on the 1967 Oscar-winning film of the same name, which starred Julie Andrews.

The glitzy stage adaptation is a high-spirited musical romp featuring two songs from the film, four standards from the 1920s and nine new songs written by Jeanine Tesori (composer) and Dick Scanlan (lyrics).

This piece takes place in 1922 Manhattan during the time of jazz, speakeasies and moonshine. Midwestern girl Millie Dillmount makes her way to New York City in search of love and a “modern marriage.” Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess that audiences love to hate, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is an evening of madcap merriment.

Tickets at $38, $46 and $53 are available through PortTix, the box office at Merrill Auditorium. Call PortTix at (207) 842-0800. For more information or to order tickets, go online to www.pcaGreatPerform-ances.org.