Lively with over-the-top silliness, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a rollicking good time, provided the production has a first rate actress in the title role. While the show was in development, Kristin Chenoweth (AKA Glinda from Wicked) was originally cast to play the title role, but she left to pursue a television career. Next, "Millie" was given to Erin Dilly, but for reasons not divulged in this interesting Playbill article, Dilly left the project as well. Finally, Sutton Foster, a member of the chorus, moved up the ranks to claim the role of Millie. The rest is Broadway history.
Of course, you don't need to see Ms. Foster to enjoy Millie. As long as the title character is played by a triple-threat actress who can sing, dance, and act her heart out, audiences are in for a fantastic time.
Read my review of Thoroughly Modern Millie to find out how many stars it received. (And don't forget to leave a comment and share your own opinion of this show.)