Weekly Feature



2007-11-28 / Entertainment

Sacred Heart play set

Amherst resident and Sacred Heart Academy junior Sarah Rodman will play the title role in the school's production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie." She is pictured with her co-star, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute sophomore Thomas Newton of Kenmore. Amherst resident and Sacred Heart Academy junior Sarah Rodman will play the title role in the school's production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie." She is pictured with her co-star, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute sophomore Thomas Newton of Kenmore. Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart is set to perform the musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," under the direction of Terri Filips, Niagara University Theater and Dance Faculty and music direction of Beth Quimby-Hopkins, Music Director at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" is a fun-filled musical set in New York City in the 1920s and depicts the life of a small-town girl arriving in the big city to pursue a career in show business. The music and dancing are set in the jazzy flapper style of the 1920s with a modern twist.

In addition to the students of Sacred Heart Academy, the show features students from a number of Western New York high schools and colleges both on stage and as members of the pit orchestra.

Canisius High School, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, Williamsville South, Niagara University, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY at Buffalo and Niagara County Community College are all represented.

Sacred Heart Academy junior and Amherst resident Sarah Rodman stars in the title role; junior Mary Stottele of Lancaster plays Muzzy; junior, Catherine Scaglione of Tonawanda is Mrs. Meers and sophomore, Jena Abati of Lancaster portrays Miss Dorothy.

The male cast is led by St. Joe's sophomore, Thomas Newton of Kenmore and Canisius sophomore, Nathan Miller of Amherst.

Performances will be staged in the school's auditorium at 3860 Main St., Eggertsville at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door or by calling the main office at 834-2101 ext. 301.

Patrons are asked to park at the west end of the Key Bank parking lot and use the closest entrance.

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