Thoroughly Modern Millie

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is the story of a young woman who leaves her home and family in the Midwest to move to the big city and make good. Millie Dillmount is a girl with a plan. The plan has two parts...#1 Get a job with a rich employer, and #2 marry that employer. Soon after arriving in the city, Millie is mugged and her purse, hat, scarf and one shoe are stolen. She then becomes involved with a seemingly good for nothing playboy. She moves into the Hotel Priscilla for women operated by Mrs. Meers, a shady character who is involved in the white slave trade. Millie meets Miss Dorothy who becomes her best friend, and they set out with the other residents of the hotel to experience the wild side of life in a Speakeasy to celebrate Millie landing a job. Millie and friends get arrested. They meet Muzzy van Hossmere, a well known singer and member of High Society. Love blooms for Millie and Miss Dorothy when they meet their future beaus. They manage with help of friends to foil Mrs. Meers' white slavery racket. All is well for Millie and her friends as another young woman arrives in the big city...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie full cast




Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
This is the dress that Millie has worn from her home in the Midwest. It is long sleeved, long skirted, and round necked with an eyelot collar and sleeve ruffle.

About the Character
Millie is the quintessential country girl moving to the big city. She has her plan, though, and intends to stick to it. Get good job,...check! Marry rich boss,...check! Millie is a diehard optimist.

Pricing
This dress rents for $40.

Options
Wide brimmed straw hat available for rent as an accessory to this dress.





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
This is Millie's "thoroughly modern dress. It is a yellow patterned drop waist dress with long sleeves and pleated skirt"

About the Character
Millie has arrived in the city and intends to be "modern" so she has her hair bobbed and gets new clothes.

Pricing
This dress rents for $55.

Options
There is a long scarf and a cloche hat for this dress.





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
Millie is wearing a two piece outfit consisting of drop waist top and skirt.

About the Character
Millie has moved into the Hotel Priscilla, a hotel for Women ONLY.

Pricing
These type outfits rent for $40-$55 each.

Options
Hats and scarves are available for the dresses.





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
Millie is dressed for her interview at the Sincere Trust Company. She is wearing a flowered pattern drop waist top with a solid color skirt.

About the Character
Millie is determined to land a good job and then marry her wealthy boss.

Pricing
Outfits of this type rent for $40 - $55.

Options
Hats and scarves are optional items.





Millie Dillmount

About the Costume
Millie is in her red fringed dress for her evening out with Jimmy at the Cafe Society were Muzzy van Hossmere is performing.

About the Character
Millie has decided that she and Jimmy belong together and are out for a big night on the town only to discover that they are flat broke and cannot pay their bill. They end up washing dishes to cover the bill.

Pricing
This dress rents for $40.

Options
There are other dresses that would also work for this character.





Miss Dorothy Brown

About the Costume
Dorothy arrrives at the Hotel Priscilla wearing ruffles and curls. A long sleeve pink dress with layers of ruffles trimmed in white lace. She is wearing matching wide brimmed hat.

About the Character
Miss Dorothy is acting the part of an orphan come to the city to make her fortune. We later find that she is step daughter of Muzzy van Hossmere and sister to Jimmy Smith and that they are all very wealthy.

Pricing
This dress rents for $55. Hat rents for $15.

Options
Hosiery is available for sale.





Miss Dorothy Brown

About the Costume
When visited by Chin Ho, and later when she is kidnapped, Dorothy is wearing a peignoir and sheath dress.

About the Character
Miss Dorothy is a truly innocent person who does not realize all of the intrigue going on around her.

Pricing
Peignoirs rent in the range of $20 - $50. Sheath dresses rent in the range of $25 - $40.

Options
Miss Dorothy could be dressed in a fancier ruffled or feather trimmed peignoir and gown.





Jimmy Smith

About the Costume
Jimmy wears a three piece suit in the beginning of the show.

About the Character
Jimmy seems to be a good for nothing playboy, but is, in reality, the wealthy head of an international corporation who was sent out in he world with $25 to make his own way and find true love. He is also the brother of Miss Dorothy and the stepson of Muzzy van Hossmere.

Pricing
Suits of this type rent in the range of $65 - $85 and include jacket, pants, vest, shirt, and tie.

Options
This production chose to dress Jimmy a bit conservative, but he could also be dressed in plaids or stripes and brighter colors. Two tone shoes available for rental also at $10 pair.





Jimmy Smith

About the Costume
Jimmy is dressed flashier for his night out at a Speakeasy. He is wearing a two piece bright blue suit.

About the Character
Jimmy is very much looking like a good for nothing partier as he proves to be a member of the most notorious Speakeasy in the city.

Pricing
This particular suit rents for $75 and includes the jacket, pants, shirt, and tie.

Options
There are many suits available for this character.





Jimmy Smith

About the Costume
For Muzzy's party, formal wear is the style for the evening. Jimmy is wearing a tuxedo.

About the Character
Jimmy takes Millie and Miss Dorothy to Muzzy van Hossman's party to impress Millie.

Pricing
Tuxedos rent in the range of $65 - $85 and include jacket, pants, vest or cumberbund, shirt and bowtie.

Options
Tailcoats are also available.





Jimmy Smith

About the Costume
Jimmy is wearing another suit which makes him appear as more of a businessman.

About the Character
Jimmy is now intentionally dressing to impress Millie...trying to convince her that he is one of the good guys

Pricing
This three piece suit rents for $65 and includes jacket, pants, vest, shirt, and tie.

Options
Jimmy can be costumed as conservative or as the playboy type.





Mrs. Meers

About the Costume
Mrs. Meers is wearing an Asian pajama set with top and pants.

About the Character
Mrs. Meers is the proprietor of the Hotel Priscilla where she conducts her nefarious kidnapping scheme, selling young women without families into white slavery. She is, in reality, a failed actress named Daisy Crumpler who is wanted by the police.

Pricing
This type costume rents for $50.

Options
Asian style wigs are available for rental at $30 styled. Such wigs are also available for sale.





Mrs. Meers

About the Costume
Mrs. Meerss also has a kimono which she wears over her other clothes.

About the Character
Repeatedly she is heard to say "So sad to be all alone in the world" as she plots another kidnapping.

Pricing
This particular kimono rents for $50.

Options
Other kimonos are available at prices ranging from $30 - $50.





Trevor Graydon III

About the Costume
As a successful businessman Trevor Graydon is here wearing a brown and beige striped suit.

About the Character
Mr. Graydon is a wealthy owner of Sincere Trust where Millie applies for (and gets) a job as a personal secretary.

Pricing
Suits of this type rent for $65 - $100.

Options
Graydon may have two changes of costume. One for his meeting with Miss Dorothy and another for his evening out at the Cafe Society.





Muzzy van Hossmere

About the Costume
Muzzy wears a white silk dress and coat which are heavily decorated in silver and clear beads and sequin.

About the Character
Muzzy van Hossman is a wealthy widow who is also a world renowned songstress.

Pricing
This two piece ensemble rents for $125.

Options
Beaded dresses rent in the range of $65 - $125. Other dresses are available for this character which are less expensive.





Muzzy van Hossmere

About the Costume
Muzzy is wearing a wildly designed drop waist dress with a layered ruffled skirt trimmed in lace. She is also wearing a matching hat.

About the Character
In disguise and giving out the story that she is an orphan with no family or friends in the world, Muzzy arrives at the Hotel Priscilla to help thwart the white slavery ring.

Pricing
This dress rent for $55. Hat rents for $15.

Options
Wigs available for sale.





Chin Ho and Bun Foo

About the Costume
The guys are wearing Asian style tops with pants with Chinese caps.

About the Character
Chin Ho and Bun Foo are working for Mrs. Meers, helping with her kidnapping because she has promised to help bring their mother over from Hong Kong.

Pricing
These type outfits rent in the range of $35 - $50.

Options
Caps available as rental or purchase items.





Miss Peg Flannery

About the Costume
Being that she is not a "modern", Flannery is dressed a bit more conservative. She is wearing a black and white checked dress with a white lace collar and a double ruffle skirt.

About the Character
Flannery is the head of the steographer pool at Sincere Trust and rules it with an iron hand.

Pricing
This dress rents for $50.

Options
Wigs available rent or for sale.





Priscillas

About the Costume
The residents of the Hotel Priscilla all dress in the "modern" style. Each is wearing a 2 piece outfit consisting of a dropwaist top and a box pleated skirt or flared skirt.

About the Character
These are the actresses who all live in the Hotel Priscilla.

Pricing
These outfits rent for $40 - $55.

Options
Cloche hats and scarves are availble for rental. The skirts can be worn with other tops for the opening number and for the stenographers.





Stenographers

About the Costume
The stenograpers are wearing black and white checked drop waist tops with either black band and sleeves or white band and sleeves. Collars are matching color to skirts.

About the Character
These are the stenographers at Sincere Trust.

Pricing
The tops with skirts rent for $50. Tops alone rent for $35 if being used with skirts from other outfits.

Options
Colored hosiery available for sale.





Speakeasy

About the Costume
Girls are dressed in a variety of fringed and beaded dresses.

About the Character
Millie is taking the girls out for a night of fun at a Speakeasy.

Pricing
Fringe dresses rent in the range of $35 -$50. Beaded and sequined dresses rent in he range of $50 - $125.

Options
Headbands and strings of beads available for rental or for sale.





Speakeasy

About the Costume
Variety of 1920's style outfits.

About the Character
A somewhat seedy and wild crowd can be found in the Speakeasy.

Pricing
Prices are dependent upon particular costumes chosen.

Options
All sorts of costumes can be used for this scene. Men can wear suits or vest, shirt, pants or shirt, pants, suspenders. Women can be dressed in fringe dresses, beaded dresses, long or short dresses.





Policeman

About the Costume
Dressed in a 1920's style police uniform.

About the Character
Policeman shows up at the Speakeasy. As a flask of "hooch" is passed down the line of revelers, Millie accidentally offers the policeman the illegal liquor.

Pricing
Police uniforms rent in the range of $65 - $75.

Options
Badges are available for sale.





Lineup

About the Costume
Everyone is in their oufits from the Speakeasy.

About the Character
Everyone in the Speakeasy has been arrested and are photographed and booked.

Pricing
Prices determined by particular costumes.

Options
Options coming soon!





THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

About the Costume
Women are wearing solid color drop waist tops with box pleated skirts. Men are wearing 2 piece suits with fedoras.

About the Character
These are people on the street.

Pricing
Two piece outfits for women rent for $40 - $55. Men's suits range in price from $55 - $100. Fedoras rent for $10 - $15.

Options
Fedoras are also available for sale. Hats and scarves available for women's costumes.





HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES

About the Costume
Millie is wearing her purple two piece outfit and Miss Dorothy is wearing her pink ruffled dress.

About the Character
Millie and Miss Dorothy have become instant friends and sing about what it would be like to be wealthy and not have money woes.

Pricing
Millie's outfit rents for $40 - $55. and Dorothy's dress rents for $55.

Options
Hosiery is availalbe for purchase.





SPEED TEST

About the Costume
Millie is wearing her interview outfit, the stenographers are wearing their "work clothes" and Mr. Graydon is wearing his business suit.

About the Character
Millie is taking a typing speed test before she is given a job at Sincere Trust.

Pricing
Millie's outfit as seen is $50 rental. Stenographer costumes are $50 rentals. Suit for Trevor Graydon range in rental price from $65 - $100.

Options
Hosiery is available for purchase.





ONLY IN NEW YORK

About the Costume
Muzzy is wearing the white beaded dress without the coat. The female party guests are wearing a variety of fringed, sequined and beaded dresses. Male party goers are wearing tuxedos.

About the Character
Muzzy loves to entertain and throws lavish parties. She sings of how great it is to live in New York City.

Pricing
Muzzy's dress with the coat rents for $125. The dresses worn by party guests rent for $35 for simple flapper dress to $100 for some of the beaded dresses. Tuxedos rent for $65 - $75.

Options
This scene can be costumed with flapper dresses for all females and simpler suits for the men to reduce costs.





JIMMY

About the Costume
Millie is wearing the beaded and fringe dress that she wore to Muzzy's party.

About the Character
Millie has decided that despite the fact that Jimmy Smith seems to be a playboy and has no money, she is falling in love with him. She tells us this as she sings the song JIMMY.

Pricing
This particular dress rents for $75.

Options
There are many other dresses that could be worn by Millie ranging in price from $35 for simple flapper to $100 for a fully beaded dress.





FORGET ABOUT THE BOY

About the Costume
Millie is dressed in her two piece purple outfit. Stenographers are in their "work clothes".

About the Character
Mrs. Flannery and the stenogs convince Millie that she should dump Jimmy and just "forget about the boy".

Pricing
Millie's dress is a $40 rental. Stenog outfits are $50 rentals.

Options
Stenog tops are worn with skirts that match the collars. Same skirt can be used with multiple tops to create different costumes. Stenog tops rent for $35 when skirt is rented as part of another costume.





FALLING IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE

About the Costume
Miss Dorothy is wearing a two tone pink drop waist top and skirt and matcing cloche hat. The skirt is layered. Trevor Graydon has taken off the coat from his suit.

About the Character
Miss Dorothy finds herself falling immediately in love with Graydon just as he is completely smitten with her.

Pricing
Miss Dorothy's outfit with hat rents for $55. Trevor Graydon's suit rents in the range of $65 - $100.

Options
Wigs are available for purchase.





MUQIN (MY MAMMY sung in Chinese)

About the Costume
Chin Ho and Bun Foo are wearing their laundrymen outfits. Mrs. Meers is in her Asian pajama outfit.

About the Character
Mrs. Meers uses this song to remind Chin Ho and Bun Foo that they will never see their mother again if they do not help her with kidnapping Miss Dorothy.

Pricing
Laundrymen outfits are $35-$50 rentals. Mrs. Meers' outfit rents for $50.

Options
Mrs. Meers wig rents for $30. Such wigs also availale for purchase.





LONG AS I AM HERE WITH YOU

About the Costume
Muzzy is dressed in a layered metallic lace and fringe dress. Her backup singers are wearing metallic shirts with black pants and bowties.

About the Character
Muzzy and the boys sing of how great life is when the person you love is there with you.

Pricing
Muzzy's dress rents for $75. Metallic shirts rent for $15. Pants rent for $10 - $20 per pair.

Options
Bowties are also available for sale.