MTI Advises How to Squelch Dissent for Thoroughly Modern Millie

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I’m getting concerns from parents…..ugh. What exactly are their concerns or comments? Oh, there are Chinese members of the potential cast.  AND in that the white slavery was sex related seems to be a lot of over sensitivity to a topic that is such a minor plot point.  However, I squelched it by citing other […]

My Take on Thoroughly Modern Millie

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I just returned from Thoroughly Modern Millie and I want to start by saying that the cast is incredibly talented and deserves much accolades for a well done show. The leads, particularly Maddy Waters as Millie Dillmont, Aiden O’Neal as Miss Dorothy Brown, Peter Diamond as Jimmy Smith, Kelsey Fox as Mrs. Meers and  Will […]

NNHS Responds to Concerns About Thoroughly Modern Millie

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This letter was released today in response to the issues related to “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” as outlined on this blog and elsewhere. Village 14 Department of Fine & Performing Arts Newton North High School March 13, 2014 This letter is in response to some recent concerns surrounding Newton North’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. It is important […]

Throwdown NNHS: Talk the Talk or Walk the Walk? Regarding Racism in Thoroughly Modern Millie

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Dear Principal Price, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Young, This week, I was disappointed to hear about the controversy around North’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and what the students, families, faculty and community will take away from this production. I have four concerns: Valuing one group while marginalizing another – This play was selected for the […]

Thoroughly Modern Millie at NNHS is Thoroughly Racist

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Let me start by saying that I am Asian American and that I moved to Newton more than ten years ago because it has a decent sized Asian American population. That is important to me because being the only Asian American can result in significant bullying (as evidenced by my husband who grew up in […]

Ethnicity Make Up In Newton

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Newton is the rare Metro West Suburb of Boston with ethnic diversity! A great place to live!