It is 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life – what’s a small-town girl to do? But, in real life, it is 2019 at The Garlands of Barrington and the actress who is playing Millie is a mere 81… Continue Reading Garlands Septua- and Octogenarians are “Thoroughly Modern”
It is 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. Millie’s wealthy boss is slow… Continue Reading The Play Readers Present: Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
Be THE LIGHT Garlands member Bonnie Smith Smiley’s friendliness, outgoing personality, and yes, smile, consistently exceed even the highest of those expectations. Bonnie’s life journey began in California and led her and her husband, Don, to serve in Guam and then return to California, Washington, New York, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. With their son’s encouragement, they eventually moved… Continue Reading Be THE LIGHT
Grab a seat on the train as we head on down to River City, Iowa. There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian in The Garlands Play Readers’ adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic. Continue Reading Play Readers presents “The Music Man Jr.”
The Garlands of Barrington member Bruce Smith is making the world a better place one song at a time! The 75-year-old recently received the Daily Points of Light Award, which celebrates the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world, from the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Continue Reading Garlands Own Honored for Spreading Joy through Music-evoked Nostalgia