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OCU Presents Award-Winning "Thoroughly Modern Millie'
The romantic musical comedy “Thoroughly Modern Millie” closes the 2009-10 season for the Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company at Oklahoma City University, April 23-25. Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" is set in the Roaring Twenties, chronicling the adventures of starry-eyed Millie Dillmount, who leaves Kansas for New York City to attempt the thoroughly modern feat of marrying a millionaire. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee. The 40-piece orchestra is under the direction of Matthew Mailman. Guest director Bob Durkin will give a free pre-show talk 45 minutes before curtain. Tickets ($12-25) are available from 405.208.5227 or online at www.okcu.edu/ticketoffice . Arts critic Ben Brantley of The New York Times notes “the presentation is breathless and the music a giddy mishmash of references to and appropriations from Al Jolson to Gilbert and Sullivan, Victor Herbert and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.” For the latest news and upcoming events at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, visit facebook.com/bassschoolofmusic .