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.  

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.