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"Opulent scenic design by Martin Flynn and breathtaking costumes by Mary Folino highlight an all-star cast led by Kathryn Brunner as Ella and Brent Thiessen as Prince Topher. Brunner’s kind and gentle demeanor belie powerhouse vocals and complement Thiessen’s charming naivete and earnest desire to do good."

"This beautiful production not only delights in nostalgia, it also breathes progress and power. It’s an uplifting, hopeful, and magical lesson in kindness, compassion, and perseverance."


Thoroughly Modern Millie

St. Jacobs Playhouse - Waterloo, Ontario - 2017 Season

Directed/ Choreographed by Michael Lichtefeld
Music Direction by Steve Thomas

Jayme Armstrong as Millie Dillmount
Zach Trimmer as Jimmy Smith
Brent Thiessen as Trevor Graydon III
Anwyn Musico as Miss Dorothy Brown
Kristen Peace as Mrs. Meers
Susan Gilmour as Muzzy Van Hossemere
Ryota Kaneko as Bun Foo
Neil Salinas as Chin Ho
Christina Gordan as Miss Flannery

Carla Bennett, Jessica Horn, Sarah Matton, Melanie McInenly, Margaret Thompson, Matt Alfano, Graeme Goodhall, Gregory Pember,  Reece Rowat, Keith Savage, Mike Tracz


This production, directed by Michael Licthefeld, was the first time a professional theatre company in Canada had staged Thoroughly Modern Millie, and I was thrilled to be cast as Trevor Graydon III. The show played the intimate 398-seat St. Jacobs Playhouse, which operates year-round in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, and was an instant hit. 



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"Brent Thiessen is an expressive actor, talented tap dancer, and a superb singer."

"Thoroughly Modern Millie delights audiences with witty dialogue, flashy dance numbers, and a truly unexpected twist"

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