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High School to Get 'Thoroughly Modern'

Abington High School will put on ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Feb. 28, March 1 and 2.

Musicians were tuning up and people were scrambling on and off the stage with a nervous energy Thursday after school.

It must be musical time.

Abington High School is performing “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a musical about a woman who moves from Kansas to New York City to pursue a career in show business. Millie decides to marry her rich boss, falls for someone poor and her boss falls for Millie’s friend.

There's more to it than that, but that's the basics.

“It’s a comedy and it’s really dance-heavy — dance-heavy with tap numbers,” director and high school teacher Tim Myers said. “Luckily, we have a number of students with tap experiences, but others are learning.”

Myers has been involved in musicals at the high school for eight years, and has co-directed the play for the past five.

“Being involved in the production is wonderful,” Myers said. “It’s hard work, but when you see the students coming together … there’s no question that you want to keep going. They’re incredibly dedicated.”

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Performances happen Feb. 28 through March 2 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee March 2 at 2 p.m.

Robin Warshaw February 23, 2013 at 02:19 PM
The productions at Abington Sr. High are always an exceptional treat! The talented kids--acting, singing, dancing, playing in the show orchestra--energize the stage with professional-level polish. "Thoroughly Modern Millie" will be fun for everyone. An affordable evening (or afternoon) of great entertainment, close to home. Plus, ticket and concession sales support the high school theater program!

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