The Old Post Office Playhouse is the home of The Green Room Community Theatre and so much more!
In addition to the theatre programing, the Old Post Office Playhouse presents concerts, speakers, and many other exciting events.
“Friends of John Coffey” presents
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $12
The Green Room Community Theatre and the Old Post Office Playhouse are pleased to present Laurice Lanier and John Coffey in concert Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM. This event is part of the Friends of John Coffey Tour 2016-2017 and is made possible, in part, by an Innovative Artist Grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Corporate sponsors include Hickory Arts and Robert Abbey, Inc.
John Coffey is well-known in the Catawba County area having worked as a director/musical director for over 45 years. With a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, John performed as a concert pianist with various orchestras, and his skills have given him the opportunity to play for a number of legendary artists including Aaron Copeland and Leonard Bernstein. John later ventured into musical theatre and created four musicals of his own including We Are the People Too. John also toured with 42nd Street (Moscow, Russia), Evita (2009), and 3 Mo’ Divas (2006-2010).
Mr. Coffey is a former Artistic Coordinator for The Green Room and has directed and/or musically directed many shows there, most recently, West Side Story. He currently serves as organist for First United Methodist Church of Newton and is on staff at Hickory Arts where he is an instructor in piano, theory, and vocal coaching.
Laurice Lanier is also a graduate of The Juilliard School where she majored in Vocal Performance and Foreign Language. She is a professional vocalist and entertainer, vocal coach, worship leader, and tap dancer. Ms. Lanier, named by Maryland Public Television as “One of the Most Versatile Voices on the Planet,” is originally from Jackson, TN.
Ms. Lanier has performed various roles in opera houses, theatres, concert halls, private functions, and churches throughout the United States and abroad and has received many awards and honors including a Leontyne Price Showcase Winner and the “Official Private Vocal Instructor” for the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band’s vocalists. She also received a nomination for a 2010 Image Award for Best Duo, Group or Collaboration for her 3 Mo’ Divas album. “Ms. Lanier epitomizes the spirit and commitment that is characteristic of an authentic artist; her pursuit of excellence in all her endeavors is clearly deserving of respect and admiration.”
The Green Room Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.
Friends of John Coffey is made possible, in part, by an Innovative Artist Grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County.
Corporate sponsors include Hickory Arts and Robert Abbey, Inc.