Posted by Sean Flynt on 2010-04-21

The "Roaring Twenties" are set to roar to life again in Samford's Wright Center April 30-May 2 as Samford's School of the Arts presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie". Performances will be April 30 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m., and May 2 at 2:30 p.m. 

Set in New York City in 1922, the Broadway hit tells the story of Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself.  

Filled with the "anything goes" music, dancing, fashions and social attitudes of the jazz age, "Millie'"promises smart fun for all.  

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" is sponsored by Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman in honor of Jesse Bates, directed by Mark Castle and choreographed by Roger Van Fleteren of the Alabama Ballet, with musical direction by Milburn Price.  

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.