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Thoroughly Modern Millie
Event: “Thoroughly Modern Millie” – A Musical
Dates and Times: April 19, 20, 21 at 7pm and April 21 Matinee at 2pm
Location: Alan C. Pope High School Theater, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta, GA 30062
Ticket Information: www.popetheater.org - $5 Students, $10 General Admission, $15 VIP Seating
Ticket sales begin online April 1, 2012.
The Pope HS Theater Department is presenting “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a musical set in the 1920’s that tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who moves to New York City hoping to marry for money rather than for love – a modern aim when women were just entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Millie takes delight in the intrigue and freedom of the new “flapper” lifestyle she finds in NYC, and audiences will enjoy the jubilant jazz music and bright, spirited dances that accompany her escapades.
Set in 1922, the story revolves around the adventures of Millie Dillmount (Amanda Buck), who escapes to New York City, determined to get a job as a stenographer in order to marry her wealthy boss. Shedding her country girl clothing for the modern look of a “flapper,” she takes a room at the Priscilla Hotel for Women, unaware it’s a front for an underground smuggling ring, run by the nefarious Mrs. Meers (Hannah Johnson). In short time, she finds herself involved with Jimmy Smith (Evan Belyea), an apparently ne’er-do-well paperclip salesman, Miss Dorothy Brown (Olivia Buck), a genteel, aspiring actress, Trevor Graydon (Kevin Myler), her no-nonsense boss, and Muzzy van Hossmere (Jojo Fernandez), a madcap heiress with a zest for the high-life.
More About Pope High School
Named a Georgia School of Excellence in 1989, only two years after its founding, Pope High School is like most of its East Cobb rivals in blending high standards of accomplishment in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.
The school is named after Alan C. Pope, who embodied that sense of well-roundedness. He was a former star athlete at Sprayberry High School and a teacher at Walton High School who was killed in a car accident in 1975.
More than 60 percent of the Class of 2010 qualified for Hope scholarship aid, and the school last year produced 145 AP scholars, five of them who were named national AP scholars.
The average SAT score from last year was 1,113, surpassing the national average. Pope's ACT score of 24.4 also is above the national average.
Around 90 percent of Pope graduates in 2010 were bound for four-year colleges.
A slightly declining enrollment meant Pope was reclassified in athletics, dropping from Class AAAAA to Class AAAA under Georgia High School Association guidelines. But the Greyhounds have thrived in their new classification, reaching the state football playoffs for the first time in a decade in 2010 and winning the state team wrestling championship.
Pope has won multiple state championships in girls soccer, slow-pitch softball and volleyball.