Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “A Grand Night for Singing” is the second production of the 2011 Town & Gown summer season. Created 30 years after Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last hit show, “A Grand Night for Singing” is a musical revue featuring the collaborators’ best known songs and was an instant hit on Broadway in 1994.
Thirty-two area young people take the stage as Fairmont State University’s Town & Gown Players kick off the summer theatre season with two short family-friendly musicals performed on June 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and June 5 at 2 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre.
The Art Department of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts held the opening reception for its annual Juried Student Exhibition on Tuesday, April 12. The juror, from Honeyoi, N.Y., was artist James Johnson.
Auditions are planned for the Fairmont State University Town & Gown Summer Theatre production of Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” which will be presented in July at Prickett’s Fort State Park.
Fairmont State University has announced the winners of the annual M.M. Neely Persuasive Speaking Contest. The first place winner was Kady Fenske, who is a Communication major from Moundsville. Her topic was “Closing Puppy Mills.”Second place went to Jerry Reames, a Pre-Med major from Clarksburg. His topic was “Porn Addiction.”The third place winner was Marianne Jenkins, a Graphics Technology major from Grafton. Her topic was “Home Schooling.”
The Community Music Program of Fairmont State University will present private music students Saturday, April 30, at the Meadowbrook Mall as part of the 18th annual “Music-O-Rama.”
The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and the Fairmont State University Community Chorus, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will present a performance of Gioachino Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” at First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be collected.
On Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m., the Fairmont State University Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will present a concert, “Rhapsody,” at the Fairmont First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group will present Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” on the Wallman Hall stage.