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Pioneer Theatre Guild: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Publicity Shoot)

 

Last Thursday I took a “break” from my regularly scheduled programming (shooting high school senior and family portraits) to shoot press photos for the Pioneer Theatre Guild’s upcoming production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Pioneer Theatre Guild: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Publicity Shoot) | Millie Dillmount (Ashley Park) has arrived in the big city.
Millie Dillmount (Ashley Park) has arrived in the big city.

Working with the Guild’s multi-talented cast and crew on publicity shots is always a thrill. And for this particular show, so many factors aligned perfectly for an easy, hilarious photo session. The early drafts of costuming and make-up look promising, and I already know from past experience that both will be taken to a whole new level by opening night. Meanwhile, the actors have already begun to inhabit their roles and to master some of the comedic intricacies of their characters. I got a great taste of what’s to come.

The Nickels Arcade, with its big-city, architectural feel, provided the perfect Beaux Arts backdrop. History buffs may note that the Arcade was designed and built only a few years before the time period in the musical.

Many thanks to producer Susan Hurwitz for inviting me to work with the Guild, and for making the publicity session a success. Also, thanks to assistant director Porscha Kazmierczak (a Pioneer student) and assistant choreographer Darren Biggart (a University of Michigan Musical Theater student) for their help in staging the shots.

After finding the movie utterly disappointing — don’t waste your time! — I’m eagerly awaiting the Pioneer Theatre Guild’s rendition. Get more info about the production on the Pioneer Theatre Guild's website.

Tickets

  • Adults: $12
  • Students/Seniors/Teachers: $8

Performance Schedule

  • Saturday, November 3 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 4 @ 2pm matinee
  • Friday, November 9 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 10 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 11 @ 2pm matinee

All performances will be in Schreiber Auditorium at Ann Arbor’s Pioneer High School.

Pioneer Theatre Guild: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Publicity Shoot) | Jimmy Smith (Tim Van Riper) messes with Millie.
Jimmy Smith (Tim Van Riper) messes with Millie.
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Publicity Shoot) | Dorothy Brown (Clare Eisentrout) and Millie are oblivious to Mrs. Meers’s (Annemarie Friedo) evil scheme.
Dorothy Brown (Clare Eisentrout) and Millie are oblivious to Mrs. Meers’s (Annemarie Friedo) evil scheme.
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Publicity Shoot) | Jimmy wants Millie, who wants Trevor (Jimmy Mero), who wants Dorothy.
Jimmy wants Millie, who wants Trevor (Jimmy Mero), who wants Dorothy.
Pioneer Theatre Guild: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Publicity Shoot) | This show has it all!
This show has it all!

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Comments

Thanks Myra. Looks like we picked most of the same shots. Great minds think alike huh? ;)

#1 Porscha

I play mrs.dorothy in the production from company B! it’s so much fun!

#2 Jessica

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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 14-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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