songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, and more
Wine and cheese to follow This program was made possible by the estate of long-time Library employee, Fran Rubinsohn.
Back in the 1960’s Mark Daugherty singlehandedly saved the world from experiencing yet another artistic disaster when he decided to go into music rather than theater. But he has kept alive his love of all things theatrical by providing musical direction for community groups, theater training schools for children, and annual Gilbert & Sullivan productions in New Hampshire. Earlier in his life, he worked at the Mount Gretna Playhouse as both a pianist and an actor/singer. Since graduating from the Eastman School of Music with a degree in piano performance, Mark became a lawyer, figuring that he would make the criminals “sing” because as we all know, the law is just another song and dance act. He yet again saved the world from arguing for all the lost causes and went back to do musical things. Now he works as the Director of Music at the Unitarian Society of Germantown as well as across the street at Old York Road Temple Beth Am. He also conducts the Ambler Choral Society as well as the Foulkeways Singers, and accompanies for the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia.
Kirsten Orechiwsky has been singing professionally for over 15 years. After graduating from Penn State University with a B.F.A in music theater in 2000, she moved to the Big Apple where she worked as a singer/actress for 10 years. Theater credits include: G&S Players productions: The Sorcerer/Trial by Jury, Pirates of Penzance, Patience, The National Tour of Smokey Joe’s Cafe with Gladys Knight, “Cinderella” in the national tour of Cinderella, “Belle” in Beauty and the Beast, and “Maria” in the Asian/European tour of West Side Story among other shows. She has also performed as a vocalist for concerts and staged readings of new musicals. Kirsten is a first grade teacher in Bucks County. Additionally, she has spent many years teaching children music and theater, a passion of hers. Kirsten lives in Blue Bell with her husband and three children, Ava, Jake and Isabella.