Thoroughly Modern Millie began it's run last night, with my daughter in the role of Millie. It played to a sold out audience and Anna was in her best form. We delivered the backdrops the night before the full dress rehearsal and everyone seems pleased with the result. If you think facing the "white Bull" of a blank piece of paper can be intimidating...try 48 feet of blank canvas.
A view of the down stage curtain with the excellent pit band.
Just a few of the photos I shot with a telephoto lens.
The Gothard Uber-Genes Strikes again!
She looks fantastic, David.. and it all looks absolutely nothing like any school show I've ever seen!
Stephen KroningerMarch 2, 2007
GIVE MY REGARDS TO BANGOR! REMEMBER ME TO EMMAUS! TELL ALL THE BOYS IN ALLENTOWN THAT I WILL SOON BE THERE!
High School plays are great fun!
Zina SaundersMarch 2, 2007
Lordy, this looks like the greatest school play ever put on! Anna looks so brimming with life and feeling; these look like shots from a professional production.
You both deserve a standing ovation!!
Leo EspinosaMarch 2, 2007
It show that Anna has chops... and look at those amazing BACKDROPS!
Cathleen ToelkeMarch 2, 2007
Thanks for posting the results! It's such fun to have seen this effort in progress. Congratulations to dad and daughter both. Ain't creativity grand?
Larry RossMarch 2, 2007
Cheers to the whole Gothard family! This was obviously a night to remember. Anna looks great and I agree about the pictures looking like they're of a top notch professional production. Thanks for sharing, Dave.
David GothardMarch 2, 2007
Thanks all !!!
I was pleasantly amazed at how professional this production is. Broadway does not get any better than this. i know, I know...I lack the objectivity to declare such things...but really.
Confession: I hate musicals, but I love them when my daughter is in them. She possesses such grace and confidence, and can reduce the audiance to tears in one scene, and hysterical laughter in the next.
PS: Stephen...Pennsylvania is waiting for the return of it's native son.
Jim PaillotMarch 2, 2007
How proud you must be! Wonderful styling on those backdrops.
daveBMarch 2, 2007
Mike MoranMarch 2, 2007
Nice going Anna. She looks like a pro! The same goes for backdrop painter!
Adam McCauleyMarch 2, 2007
this is so cool David! The backdrops look fantastic, how great they were for your daughter's play.
Randall EnosMarch 2, 2007
Anna looks great....give her our love....proud papa.
Nancy StahlMarch 3, 2007
How great..! Congratulations to you and Anna.
Robert SaundersMarch 7, 2007
Flat out raves, if looks are any indication! She's clearly a barnstormer.
How'd Edel score that part of the bow-tied suitor?
Timothy NewtonMarch 9, 2007
I went to see the Saturday Matinee with my family! The show was awesome. Not your typical High School production! The acting, singing and dancing were fantastic. Seems to me the part of Millie was written for Anna, she was absolutely delightful. She reminds me of a young Lucille Ball.
The Backdrops were gorgeous. I thought they must have been rented. After browsing the web, I found this site and realized they were created for the show. Unbelievable.
All my best to you and your family!