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) .

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.