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Lyric Theatre stages “A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein” Nov. 14

Scenes from "Oklahoma!" and other Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals will be performed by Furman Lyric Theatre. Grant Knox and Grace Honohan direct; David Gross provides accompaniment.

Furman University Lyric Theatre will present a theatre scene recital Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus.

“A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein” is free and open to the public and is hosted by the Furman University Department of Music.

Rodgers and Hammerstein

Directed by Professor of Voice Grant Knox, and student assistant director senior Grace Honohan (Breezy Point, N.Y.), the recital stages scenes from beloved Golden Age of Broadway musicals by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960).

Included in the celebration are excerpts from Oklahoma! (1943); Carousel (1945); Cinderella (1957); South Pacific (1949); and The Sound of Music (1959). In all, Furman ensemble members will perform 15 pieces from the iconic musicals.

Furman Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Collaborative Piano David Gross prepares music and provides accompaniment.

For its spring show, Furman Lyric Theatre will present Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck April 19 and 21 in McAlister Auditorium at 8 p.m.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

 

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