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Photos: North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Ashley Hilary stars in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' at the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck. Photo: Katharine Schroeder

North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage summer theater presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a musical spoof of the roaring ’20s.

The show takes the audience “back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when modern women were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love,” according to Musical Theater International.

“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.”

The Broadway production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which debuted in 2002, won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” is produced by Liz Liszanckie and Jen Eager, directed by John Bradley, with musical direction by Karen Hochstedler. Sixteen-year-old Ashley Hilary of Southold plays the title character and the entire cast is between 14 and 22 years of age. 

The show runs from July 20 through August 6. For tickets and information on performance times, click here.

SoutholdLOCAL photos by Katharine Schroeder

Katharine is a writer and photographer who has lived on the North Fork for nearly 40 years, except for three-plus years in Hong Kong a decade ago, working for the actor Jackie Chan. She lives in Cutchogue. Email Katharine