First Tuesday Arts Event to feature Broadway music & art gallery exhibits by Richard Rose and FMU students
FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University will present a slightly different First Tuesday program this coming Tuesday evening, April 4 when it features music from Broadway musicals and movies. Sue Orr, Sharon Wyche, and Glen Gourley will sing solos, duets, and trios chosen from a wide variety of shows and eras. From the music of Cole Porter to music from the movie “Babe,” the audience is sure to discover new favorites in the informal presentation of the singers’ choices for this event. “Let’s Do It,” “I Will Never Leave You,” “One Kiss,” “Getting Married Today,” “What I Did For Love,” That’ll Do,” “What Makes Me Love Him,” “Take Me To The World,” “Satan’s L’il Lamb,” “How Could I Ever Know,” “I Remember It Well,” and “Losing My Mind” are among the evening’s delightful offerings.
Sue Orr is an assistant professor of music at Francis Marion and the director of the choral program. A graduate of Samford University and Florida State University with degrees in vocal performance, Sue has been singing in the Florence area since 1969. Most recently she appeared as soloist with the Florence Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s “Exsultate Jubilate.”
Sharon Wyche is a music teacher at Royall Elementary School and is a graduate of Furman University where she sang with the Furman Singers. Sharon has appeared in various Little Theatre productions, most recently “Honky Tonk Angels.” Sharon is also a member of the bluegrass band, “Borrowed Time” in which she sings and plays string bass.
Glen Gourley is an associate professor of theatre at Francis Marion and holds an M.F.A. from the University of Mississippi and a B.F.A. from the University of Montevallo. In addition to his work with The Francis Marion University Theatre, Glen recently directed a very successful run of “Annie Get Your Gun” in Lake City and can be seen performing with civic theatre and ballet companies. He has been active with summer stock for the past 22 years, most recently as production stage manager with the outdoor drama "Unto These Hills" in Cherokee, N.C.
Tuesday’s performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Adele Kassab Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center, and the public is invited to come early to view the art exhibits featuring Richard Rose (traditional and digital prints) in the Fine Arts Center 2-D gallery and FMU painting and drawing students in the Smith University Center gallery. There is no admission charge.