Carmel Valley resident in Coronado School of the Arts’ production of Thoroughly Modern Millie


Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) will present Thoroughly Modern Millie April 27 – May 5 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center (located at 650 D Avenue, Coronado, Calif., 92118). Showtimes are 7 p.m. on April 27-28 and May 4-5 and 2 p.m. on April 29.

Film buffs may recall the 1967 movie version of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which starred Julie Andrews and Carol Channing. It was turned into a musical in the late 1990s, and the production debuted at La Jolla Playhouse in 2000 before moving to Broadway in 2002. With electric energy and laugh-out-loud humor, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie was such a hit on Broadway that it won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With two elaborate tap numbers and several jazz-themed dances, the 29 students involved in the production have to be fleet-footed and high-energy, which is a challenge they eagerly accept.

“We’ve all really learned how to sustain our energy in this show,” says Carmel Valley resident Mitch Connelly, who takes on a couple of roles – including George Gershwin – as a member of the ensemble. “The dance numbers are incredible, and the songs are catchy and fun.” Connelly joins a large cast of students from all over San Diego County. Tickets to Thoroughly Modern Millie are available for purchase online at Prices range from $6 to $16 depending on age. All seating is general admission. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door 45 minutes prior to showtime. Call 619-522-4050 x5 with questions.