Thursdays, 11:50–1:15, Apr. 19–May 10
Optional play attendance: Sunday, 2:00, May 6
CenterStage, Reston Community Center, (purchase your own tickets)
Coordinator: Norma Reck
Ever wonder what it takes to create an entire show? In just four classes, we will meet the experts from Reston Community Players who will tell us how they work their magic behind the scenes to bring Thoroughly Modern Millie roaring to life at CenterStage in the Reston Community Center. Get the inside scoop from the show’s producers, choreographer, and musical director, and learn about the lighting and sound, props, and costumes. You’ll see why staging a musical is unique. Thoroughly Modern Millie, which earned six Tony Awards, takes us on a high-spirited romp through the Roaring Twenties with its snappy music, flappers, and tappers. What happens to the girl from a small mid-western town as she comes face-to-face with the realities of making it in New York City? What about her grandiose plans to marry the “modern way”—for money, forget love? Participants are encouraged but not required to attend the Sunday, May 6, 2:00 matinee performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie at CenterStage. If you decide to attend the May 6 matinee, please purchase your own ticket for $23 from the Reston Players box office at https://restonplayers.org/tickets-show4/. You don’t want to miss this truly unforgettable theater experience!