Junior Theatre Troupe brings ‘New York’ to town this weekend

Play Inc. Community Theatre has been hard at work with rehearsals once again. This time it’s featuring the Summer Youth Theatre Program.

 Izabel Larsen as Millie Dillmount performs “Not For the Life of Me.” Photos by Shawna Carpentier

Izabel Larsen as Millie Dillmount performs “Not For the Life of Me.” Photos by Shawna Carpentier

In its ninth season, the Junior Theatre Troupe is excited to present, “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It’s the zany new 1920s musical that took Broadway by storm.

The directorial staff of Viva Anderson, Shannon Shogren, Aaron Knudsvig, and assisted by Christa Nienow, are thrilled to be able to present this dance- filled musicial turn through the era of speakeasies.

Set in New York City in 1922, “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz; a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.

The cast strikes an ending pose for the title song “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

The cast strikes an ending pose for the title song “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

The show runs Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. in the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center at Cambridge-Isanti High School. Tickets are available at www.showtix4u.com and will also be available at the door. Tickets are $8.

Cast of “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” 

Name  and Character Listing

Olivia Lindberg Priscilla Girl Alice

Addie Miller Priscilla Girl Cora

Madeline Kohn Priscilla Girl Ethel-Peas

Lillian Truebenbach Priscilla Girl Gloria

Abby Shogren Priscilla Girl Lucille

Hannah Haglund Priscilla Girl Rita


The “Priscilla Girls.” Front Row: Hannah Haglund, Olivia Lindberg. Row 2: Jenna Rooney, Addie Miller, Izabel Larsen. Back Row: Chloe Truebenbach, Lily Truebenbach, Madeline Kohn and Lacey Johns.

Jenna Rooney Priscilla Girl Ruth

Samuel Haseth Bun Foo

Beltran Holmberg Chin Ho

John Dimassis Cop

Tanner Steeves Cop

William Bishop Cop

Chloe Truebenbach Dorothy Brown

Amanda Hosch Female Modern

Annie Fredlund Female Modern

Annie Lind Female Modern

Brenna Peck Female Modern

Elaine Christian Female Modern

Emily Haglund Female Modern

Gabby Holboy Female Modern

Hailey O’Connor Female Modern

Hanna Nelson Female Modern

Hannah Breitzmann Female Modern

Jett Anderson Female Modern

Jordan Merwin Female Modern

Kiara Marohn Female Modern

MaCinzey Maas Female Modern


Lacey Johnson as Miss Flannery, Izabel Larsen as Millie Dillmount, Lee Duram as Jimmy Smith and Caleb Merwin as Trevor Graydon.

Maria Kuntson Female Modern

Rebekah Gomes Female Modern

Oliva Sickler Female Modern

Lee Duram Jimmy Smith

Isaac Volker Male Modern

Wyatt Miller Male Modern

Nicholas Kase Male Modern

Izabel Larsen Millie Dilmount

Lacey Johnson Miss Flannery

Kaia Kirkeide Mrs. Meers

Andrew Pauly Restaurant Maitre d’

Caleb Merwin Trevor Graydon

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