Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Forget about the boy when a small town girl searches for a new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City.

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, 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.

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. 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. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her 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.

Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. From explosive tap numbers to a "Fred and Ginger" routine on a window ledge, this is the perfect show for theatres that are looking to show off the dance skills of their performers. In Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie!

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Concert Selections for Thoroughly Modern Millie

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • AH, SWEET MYSTERY / FALLING IN LOVE
    From
    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    7 min 10 sec
    Music by
    TESORI, JEANINE
    Lyrics by
    SCANLAN, DICK
    Orchestrated by
    RALPH BURNS & DOUG BESTERMAN
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 1 Drums, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 2 Percussion, 1 Piano, 1 Reed 1 (Flute), 1 Reed 2 (Clarinet & Flute), 1 Reed 3 (Clarinet), 1 Reed 4 (Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin, 3 Piano Vocal, 1 Full Score
  • FORGET ABOUT THE BOY
    From
    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, FEMALE CHORUS
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    5 min 23 sec
    Music by
    TESORI, JEANINE
    Lyrics by
    SCANLAN, DICK
    Orchestrated by
    RALPH BURNS & DOUG BESTERMAN
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 1 Drums, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 2 Piano Conductor Score, 2 percussion, 1 Piano, 2 Piano Vocal Score, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 2 Trombone, 3 Trumpet, 20 Vocal Books, 1 Full Score
  • GIMME GIMME
    From
    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    D
    Estimated duration
    5 min 34 sec
    Music by
    TESORI, JEANINE
    Lyrics by
    SCANLAN, DICK
    Orchestrated by
    RALPH BURNS & DOUG BESTERMAN
    Instrumentation
    5 bass, 6 cello, 17 violins, 2 percussion, 1 drums, 1 guitar, 1 harp, 1 horn, 1 piano, 1 reed 1, 1 reed 2, 1 reed 3, 1 reed 4, 2 trombones, 3 trumpets, 2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score
  • JIMMY
    From
    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    5 min 28 sec
    Music by
    TESORI, JEANINE
    Lyrics by
    SCANLAN, DICK
    Orchestrated by
    RALPH BURNS & DOUG BESTERMAN
    Instrumentation
    5 bass, 6 cello, 17 violins, 2 percussion, 1 drums, 1 guitar, 1 harp, 1 horn, 1 piano, 1 reed 1, 1 reed 2, 1 reed 3, 1 reed 4, 2 trombones, 3 trumpets, 2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score
  • NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME
    From
    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Jeanine Tesori
    Lyrics by
    Dick Scanlan
    Orchestrated by
    Ralph Burns & Doug Besterman
    Instrumentation
    (2) Reed 1 (Flute, Alto Sax), 1 Reed 2 (Clarinet), (2) Reed 3 (Clarinet, Tenor Sax), (2) Reed 4 (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax), 1 Horn, 3 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Harp, 1 Banjo, 1 Piano, 1 Percussion (Vibes), 1 Drums, (16) Violins, (6) Cello, (5) Bass; 2 Piano-Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score
  • OVERTURE ("THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE")
    From
    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Jeanine Tesori
  • THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    From
    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $125
    Each Additional Performance:
    $75
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Ab
    Estimated duration
    4 min 17 sec
    Music by
    TESORI, JEANINE
    Lyrics by
    SCANLAN, DICK
    Orchestrated by
    RALPH BURNS & DOUG BESTERMAN
    Instrumentation
    5 bass, 6 cello, 17 violins, 2 percussion, 1 drums, 1 guitar, 1 harp, 1 horn, 1 piano, 1 reed 1, 1 reed 2, 1 reed 3, 1 reed 4, 2 trombones, 3 trumpets, 2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score, 20 Chorus Books
  • WHAT DO I NEED WITH LOVE
    From
    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec

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