FHS spring musical blast from the past

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Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Folsom High School Performing Arts Department's spring musical, continues this week. The musical takes place in New York City in 1922 and tells the story of Millie Dillmount's search for a new life during a time when social perceptions regarding women were changing. This year, the show is being taught by Tamara Mosier, drama teacher. Directing a show like ˜Thoroughly Modern Millie is a huge job, she said. The sheer number of students, costumes, dance numbers, etc. requires a lot of planning and preparation. At tryouts, 80 students turned out and endured two days of singing, dancing and acting auditions to win a spot on the 54-member cast list. Students have been rehearsing between 15 and 20 hours each week since Jan. 14 to prepare for the show. This cast shares a great love for music and theatre, said Mosier. That passion really shows in their performance. Thoroughly Modern Millie resumes 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Folsom High School's Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theatre. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students, seniors and children. Tickets can be reserved by e-mailing or by calling 484-3723. The students work hard and learn professional standards, but mostly they have fun, Mosier said. I know the audience will share in this love for music and theatre after viewing this production.