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2010-2011 theatre season begins with blockbuster musical

The Playhouse at Anderson University will begin its new theatre season with Thoroughly Modern Millie, a high-spirited musical set in 1920s New York City. The production will be presented in the Henderson Auditorium in AU’s Rainey Fine Arts Center on October 21-23 at 7:30 pm. The Anderson community is invited to enjoy this delightful song-and-dance production, based on the Tony Award-Winning musical and the Academy Award-Winning film.

Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of Millie Dillmount, the lovable small-town girl who travels to New York City and encounters a series of comical adventures. Dr. David Larson, Dean of AU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, says, “Millie will be hugely entertaining. The production was a smash hit on Broadway eight years ago. This show is the definition of a musical theatre blockbuster, vibrant, fun and very tuneful. The tap dancing alone is amazing.  Don’t miss Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

All are invited to attend the production. General admission is $15, tickets for seniors and military are $10, and student tickets are $5. For more information, contact the Anderson University Playhouse at (864) 231-2080.

Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in the South according to that publication.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.



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