PH Musical: Thoroughly Modern Millie


Pictured left to right: Grace Johnson, Sara Biddle, Zach Solon, Bonnie Harris, Gabrielle Liriano, Samuel Dickson, Keith Gliksman, and David Riverol

The Pascack Hills High School Players performed their spring musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, in March. Senior Sara Biddle played the title character, Millie Dillmount, a young girl who comes to New York City from the lonely midwest to make a new life for herself by marrying her boss, Mr. Trevor Graydon (played by Keith Gliksman). However, Millie lives in a hotel that is secretly running a white slavery business.

Set in the early 1920s, Millie reflects the changing values in American society towards women.

Senior David Riverol plays Jimmy Smith, Millie’s first NYC encounter and (in the end) makes her realize that when it comes to marriage, love has everything to do with it. Millie featured energetic live music played by the PH pit band and dance numbers danced by the exuberant ensemble and dance captains senior Mila Lam and freshman Kristen Lerch.

Grace Johnson played Miss Dorothy Brown, Millie’s refined best friend; Bonnie Harris played a dramatic fake-Chinese-white-slavery-fiend Mrs. Meers, Zach Solon Sam Dickson playing Ching-Ho and Bun-Foo, Mrs. Meers’s minions. The inspiring, famous singer Muzzy Van Hossmere (played by senior Gabrielle Liriano) acts as Millie’s guide as she struggles to find her values and new life in New York.

Congratulations on a fun, jazzy musical to the cast and crew of the Pascack Hills Players’ Thoroughly Modern Millie.