Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals has announced the full cast of its production of Thoroughly Modern Millie coming to the Adelphi Theatre on 20th March 2016 for one night only!
The cast includes West End favourites, Anna-Jane Casey, Suanne Braun and Will Kenning along with talented new stars Amy Perry, Robert Colvin, Carly Thoms and over 100 more sensational actors, singers and dancers. This all-singing, all-dancing production featuring full cast, choreography and orchestra, produced in just 48 hours promises to be the West End’s most exciting night of the year.
“How excellent that @Showtime48Hour are back” Stephen Fry
The show is in aid of Mind, the mental health charity. Everyone involved in the show, including the entire cast, is giving up their time for free to support the cause.
QUOTES FROM CAST: “I’m thoroughly thrilled and a little bit scared to be joining the cast of Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals’ production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. What a wonderfully exciting and brave project – a real shot of adrenalin in the arm of the West End. All in aid of such an important cause . . . I can’t wait to get stuck in!” Anna-Jane Casey (Muzzy)
“I’m thrilled, excited and terrified in equal measure to be a part of this incredible challenge.” Suanne Braun (Mrs Meers)
“I’m so excited to be a part of this year’s Showtime Challenge! Thoroughly Modern Millie is a show I adore and I’m thrilled to be doing it in aid of such a great cause! As the countdown continues I get more excited (and maybe slightly nervous…!) I can only imagine what an incredible whirlwind the weekend is going to be and can’t wait!” Amy Perry (Millie)
“I’m hugely excited to get started on this great show, for an even greater cause. Whilst 48 hours for an entire musical is daunting, the chance to be able use the power of theatre as a force for good in #48HourMillie is something I’m thrilled to be a part of” Robert Colvin (Jimmy)
ABOUT SHOWTIME CHALLENGE 48-HOUR MUSICALS
Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals puts together fully-staged musicals, complete with orchestra, choreography and costume in just 48 hours. The cast meet for the first time on Friday night, and then on Sunday night the curtain goes up at a major West End theatre, and IT’S SHOWTIME!
It’s an electric, inspiring experience for the cast and audience. And what’s more – all profits go to a great cause. The chosen charity for this show is Mind, providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Open auditions are held, casting a mix of professional actors and super-talented amateurs.
Past cast members have included nurses, lawyers, accountants and firemen! This allows
people to gain experience, realize their dreams and discover what they are capable of
when they pull together.
Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals – What’s it all about?
ABOUT THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
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. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon‐lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, the show is a perfect evening of madcap merriment. Musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie!
New Music by Jeanine Tesori. New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. Book by Dick Scanlan and Richard Henry Morris. Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film. Originally Produced for Broadway by Michael Leavitt Fox Theatricals Hal Luftig Stewart F. Lane James L. Nederlander Independent Presenters Network L. Mages/M. Glick Berinstein/Manocherian/Dramatic Forces John York Noble & Whoopi Goldberg. This production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.
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Anna-Jane Casey has been performing professionally for 30 years in all areas of television, theatre and music. Her West End credits include: Cats, Children of Eden, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Out of the Blue, Grease, Starlight Express, West Side Story, Chicago, My One and Only and On Your Toes. She appeared as the title roles in Sweet Charity (Sheffield Crucible – Best Actress nomination at the 2003 TMA Awards) and Piaf. Other theatre includes: Sunday in the Park With George, Forbidden Broadway (Menier Chocolate Factory); Hobson’s Choice, Mack and Mabel (TMA winner for Best Performance in a Musical) and Radio Times (all Watermill, Newbury); Aladdin (Hackney Empire); The Comedy of Errors (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park); Bells Are Ringing (Union Theatre – Whatsonstage nomination for Best Actress in a Musical and OFFIE nomination for Best Actress). Film and television include: The Royal (Granada Television); Doctors, EastEnders, Holby City (BBC); The Bill, Heartbeat (Yorkshire) and Beyond the Sea. Previous concerts include: 2010 BBC Rodgers and Hammerstein Prom and Strictly Gershwin (both at the Royal Albert Hall) and The Hollywood Swinging Christmas (BBC). Most recently, Anna-Jane was seen playing Jenny in Company at the Sheffield Crucible, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls at Cadogan Hall and John Wilson’s Broadway Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. Read our previous interview with Anna-Jane Casey.
Amy Perry – Millie Dillmount
Robert Colvin – Jimmy
Anna-Jane Casey – Muzzy
Suanne Braun – Mrs Meers
Carly Thoms – Miss Dorothy
Will Kenning – Trevor Graydon
Joanna Reyes – Miss Peg Flannery
Cletus Chan – Ching Ho
Andy Yau – Bun Foo
Nazerene Williams- Alice
Sara Morley – Cora
Tash Holway – Ethel Peas
Hannah Nuttall – Gloria
Emily Watkins – Lucille
Gabrielle Pemberton – Rita
Chloe Porter – Ruth
Hettie Hobbs . . . Dorothy Parker
Rebecca Withers . . . Mathilde
Becky Wingham . . . Daphne
Simon Thompson . . . Policeman
Scott Topping . . . George Gershwin
Dan Geller . . . Rodney
Nick Fyson . . . Dexter
Reece Mahdi . . . Ira Gershwin
Emma Clare . . . Party Guest
Sam Thomas . . . Party Guest
Alice Flegg . . . Party Guest
Muzzy’s Boys – Scott Cain, Chris Draper, Matt Faull, Billy Harvey, Ross McKinnon & Daniel Miles
Female Ensemble – Suzie Aries, Priscilla Binnersley, Jessica Carmody, Danielle Cross, Heidi Delve, Heidi Dilley, Daisie-Belle Downer, Natalie Durkin, Lauren Edwards, Gemma-Marie Everest, Georgie Mottram, Penny Osborne-Brown, Stephanie Palmer, Cassandra Pearson, Ciara Power, Kathryn Sinclair, Jessica Spalis, Kerrie Thomason, Charlie Welch, Briony Wood
Male Ensemble – Jack Beedle, Jonathon Bentley, Inti Conde, Ed Curry, Ido Gonen, Ben Jolly, Carlos Mapano, Jaymin Michaels, Craig Nash, Peter Nivickas, Ben Purkiss, Mark Smith, Tommy Scott Williamson, Jonathan Wooldridge
Female Dance Troupe – Tamsin January, Anna Murray, Natasha Boyle, Aisling Carroll-Turner, Eloise Horton, Carrie-Louise Knight, Rachel Mckellow, Nicola Mooi, Sarah Morley, Charlotte Pask, Emily Noke, Hannah Grimes, Elle Locke, Imogen Mercer, Karen Walker, Leanne Coupland, Katharine McNamara, Molly Hunt, Melissa Lye, Paula Brett, Charis O’Connor, Katie Fox, Eden Dominique, Charlotte Alloway, Melissa Diprose, Carolina Moura, Zoe Pembroke, Kirstie Smith, Nichola Welch, Rosie Bretherton, Rachel Chapman, Genevieve Leeney, Susannah Owen, Amy Pullen, Chantel Bellew, Shaunagh Stones
Male Dance Troupe – Rory Cubbin, Adam Tench, Anto Buckley, Ashley Johnson, Joe Rose, Matthew Burridge, Jordan Langford, Morgan Scott, Jamie Chidzey, Lance Collins, Daniel Woodger, Jack Webb, Wellington Santos.