The FSU Department of Performing and Fine Arts presents the Annual Spring Concert of the FSU Concert Band.
The FSU Department of Performing and Fine Arts presents the Annual Spring Concert of the FSU Concert Band. This concert will take place Sunday April 21, 2013, in Seabrook Auditorium on the main campus of Fayetteville State University at 4:00 pm. The music for this concert will feature works byPercy Grainger, Malcolm Arnold, James Swearingen, and African-American composers Alton Adams and Quincy Hilliard. We will also feature FSU student Eugene Grandyas the euphonium soloist on “Rhapsody for Euphonium and Concert Band” by James Curnow and Roosevelt Pratt, Band Director at E.E. Smith High School will guest conduct “Crown of Thorns” by Julie Giroux. The FSU Band is under the direction of Alfred L. Davis, Jr.
The concert will be Sunday April 21 at4:00 pm in Seabrook Auditorium and it is free and open to the public. For more information about the concert, please contact Alfred Davis at 910-672-1446 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Earnest Lamb at 910-672-1571 or email@example.com.
The Department of Performing & Fine Arts is pleased to announce the cast list for its world premiere production of And Then Came Tomorrow by Walter Allen Bennett, Jr. The cast is comprised of stellar local actors including: Mitch Capel, Sonny Kelly, Steven Bates, Robyne Parrish, Lee Younger, and FSU Student Lydia Williamson.
Mitch Capel, also known as Gran’Daddy Junebug, is a storyteller, recording artist, poet, actor and author…was born and raised in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He has been bringing stories to life and delighting audiences throughout the United States with his warmth, wit and compelling storytelling style since 1985.
Sonny Kelly is the Director of Operations & Programs at Fayetteville Urban Ministry. He has an M.A. in Communication Studies from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University. He ministers at Christ Gospel Church of Hope Mills. He recently played Stokely Carmichael in Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s The Parchman Hour.
Robyne Parrish is Artistic Director at Fayetteville’s Gilbert Theater. She relocated to Fayetteville from NYC where she worked as Director, Actor and teaching artist. She is the Founding Artistic Director of Sonnet Repertory Theatre, NYC now in it’s 11th season. She recently appeared in Temple Theatre’s The Smell of the Kill.
Steven Bates as been seen locally in productions at Cape Fear Regional Theatre.
Lee Edward Younger III was born February 23, 1991, in Kansas City Missouri. Only five years into Lee’s childhood did his single mother, Michquelin Tucker, decide to move from the troubled neighborhoods of Kansas City into a more suitable suburban area in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then Lee had always managed to find his way into the hearts and funny bones of his peers. At the age of 16 he made his first debut on his high school stage winning best lead actor in the comedic one act play LIFE AT THE BUS STATION. He enjoys singing and dancing and has found the challenge of a live show thrilling. Like the time he was cast in what would be his final high school play 12 ANGRY MEN THE MUSICAL. Upon graduation Lee Younger took a three year detour to make a stable living for himself by joining the United States Army. Surviving one whole year in Afghanistan, Lee was determined to come back motivated to continue his passion pursue his dream for acting.
Lydia Williamson is a sophomore theatre major at FSU. She has appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,Spoon River Anthology, Black Love, and other productions.
Walter Allen Bennett, Jr. is the 2011-2013 FSU Visiting Professor in Theater. Mr. Bennett is working on a host of projects, courses, and performances, including work with FSU’s vibrant 24 Hour Theatre Project, a student short film festival, and script development. Bennett holds a MFA in playwriting from Yale University’s School of Drama and an MFA in Acting from UCLA. The culmination of his tenure is the world premiere of a new play especially written for FSU and Fayetteville. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin In The Sun,” the new play addresses similar issues - race relations, the American Dream, equality - but in the context of “post-racial” America.
Introducing the Cast of And Then Came Tomorrow: Robyne Parrish
Robyne Parrish is so excited to make her FSU debut! Off- Broadway: The Mint, York Theatre, NY Music Festival, New York Premiere of SHAKEN AND STIRRED at Theatre 54 and Musicals Tonight!
Other NYC: Managing Assistant WCKED, Sonnet Rep,
N.Y. Fringe Festival and Cap 21. Regional: Ensemble Theatre, Blowing Rock; Sweet Tea Shakespeare, Cape Fear; Maine Public; The Arden
Philly; Temple Theatre ArtsPower Natl. Tour., City Theatre, Pittsburgh; The Rep,
Pittsburgh; Off the Wall Theatre, PA; Bricolage, No Name Theatre and
Theatre Factory, PA. Film/TV: NYC - 30 Rock, Pan Am (pilot), The Good
Wife and The Onion News Network. Various commercial/Print/Films in
including promo with Vinegar Hill for Sundance 2012. Played opposite Steve Guttenberg in “Help Me, Help You”. Theatre faves include Veronica at City Theatre in the world premiere of Louder Faster, the Actress in La Ronde/The Rep, Paquette in Candide/Quantum. BFA NCSA, MFA Graduate Fellow Candidate PPU, Masters Psychology UOP. Founding Artistic Director – Sonnet Rep NYC. Currently Stanislavski instructor and Director OnStage at School of Theatre Ensemble at CCT, NC. Artistic Director Gilbert Theater Fayettevile NC, Founding Artistic Director of Sonnet Rep, NYC and proud member AEA and SAG-AFTRA. www.RobyneParrish.com.