Posted by Sean Flynt on 2010-06-04

Samford University's Praxis Project will present the Bill Russell/Henry Krieger musical "Side Show" June 10-12 at 7 p.m. in the university's Bolding Studio.

"Side Show," based on the true story of Depression-era conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, is the first musical to be produced by Praxis Project, which provides additional artistic opportunities for Samford students and alumni.

The cast will include Samford alumni Maggie Taylor and Chelsea Reynolds as the famous musical twins; University of Alabama students Barrett Guyton and Zacchaeus Kimbrell as  love interests Terry Connor and Buddy Foster; Samford student Quincy Price as Jake, "The Cannibal King" who joins the quartet on their journey to America; and Samford student Cody Hays as The Boss, the tyrannical handler of side show "freaks."

Tickets are $10 (adults) and $6 for (students and 55+). For tickets, follow the link below or call the Samford Arts Box Office ( 726-2853) .

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.