Enter the name for this tabbed section: PERFORMANCES
"Lying There," from the show EDGES: A Song Cycle. I performed this song at the Valentine's Day Cabaret Benefit with the talented Laura Ball, Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC.
Promo video for the documentary on an exciting upcoming production of "13".
"Suddenly Seymour," from the show Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Kyle Barnette, musical direction by Justin Wham.
"Some Enchanted Evening (Reprise)." From South Pacific, directed by Thomas Keating.
"Honey Bun." From South Pacific, directed by Thomas Keating.

MUSIC SELECTIONS

My favorite selection from the January 2013 show, Little Shop of Horrors. The song, "Somewhere that's green," details the simple dreams of my character, Audrey.
A few selections from my performance of South Pacific at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC.
Above are a few examples of songs I typically sing at weddings.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: MY BIO

Mary Fishburne Hayden

EMC


2015
Show: Divas in Distress
Role: Impersonations of 27 divas
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC
Show: The Explorers Club
Role: Phyllida and Countess
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC

2014
Show: Divas in Distress
Role: Impersonations of 27 divas
Theater:
Thirty-Four West Theater Co., Charleston, SC
Show: Holiday Cabaret
Role: Singer
Theater:
The Mezz Charleston Jazz Bar, Charleston, SC
Show: Doo Wops & Beauty Shops
Role: Rose & Sally
Theater:
Thirty-Four West Theater Co., Charleston, SC
Show: Pippin
Role: Catherine
Theater:
Midtown Productions, Charleston, SC
Show: Heartbreak Cabaret
Role: Singer
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC
Show: Hansel and Gretel
Role: Gretel
Theater:
The Library Society, Charleston, SC
Show: Clock Out Cabaret
Role: Singer
Theater:
The Mezz Charleston Jazz Bar, Charleston, SC
Show: Halloween Cabaret
Role: Singer
Theater:
The Mezz Charleston Jazz Bar, Charleston, SC
Show: Charleston Dance Institute
Role: Singer
Theater:
Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC

2013
Show: Little Shop of Horrors
Role: Audrey
Theater:
What If? Productions, Charleston, SC
Show: Girl Singer
Role: The Girl Singers
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC
Show: Girl Singer (Holiday)
Role: The Girl Singers
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC
Show: The Practice Child
Role: Samantha
Theater:
Threshold Rep, Charleston, SC

2012
Show: Tell Me on a Sunday
Role: Emma
Theater:
Midtown Productions, Charleston, SC
Show: Musical of Musicals
Role: June
Theater:
The Footlight Players, Charleston, SC
Show: Robber Bridegroom
Role: Rosamund
Theater:
Threshold Rep, Charleston, SC
Show: House of Yes
Role: Lesly
Theater:
What If? Productions, Charleston, SC
Show: The Man Who Came to Dinner
Role: June
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC

2011
Show: South Pacific
Role: Nellie Forbush
Theater:
The Footlight Players, Charleston, SC
Show: A Christmas Carol
Role: Ensemble
Theater:
Charleston Stage, Charleston, SC
Show: Robber Bridegroom
Role: Rosamund
Theater:
Threshold Rep, Charleston, SC

2010 and Earlier
Show: My Fair Lady
Role: Ensemble
Theater:
Virginia Stage Theatre, Norfolk, VA
Show: Stand By Your Man
Role: Young Tammy Wynette
Theater:
La Comedia Theatre, Springboro, OH
Show: Annie Get Your Gun
Role: Winnie
Theater:
Millbrook Playhouse, Lock Haven, PA

New York City Theatre:
Show: Drawn to You
Role: Lead
Theater:
Broadway Baby Bistro, NYC
Show: Fiasco Theatre Valentine's Day Show (2010, 2013)
Role: Performer
Theater:
Fiasco Theatre, NYC
Show: The Little Mermaid
Role: Lead (Coral)
Theater:
Players Theatre, NYC

Developmental Readings:
Show: Folly Beach
Role: Kate
Theater:
Pure Theatre, Charleston, SC
Show: A Lady In Trouble
Role: Goddess of Tragedy (Principal)
Theater:
Theatre for the New City, NYC
Show: The Practice Child
Role: Samantha (Principal)
Theater:
What If? Productions, Charleston, SC

Creative Team:
Show: 13
Role: Director/
Musical Director/Choreographer
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC
Show: I Believe
Role: Co-Writer and Director
Theater:
Midtown Productions, Charleston, SC
Show: Children of Eden
Role: Co-Director
Theater:
Midtown Productions, Charleston, SC
Show: A Christmas Carol, The Musical
Role: Musical Director
Theater:
The Footlight Players, Charleston, SC
Show: Camelot
Role: Co-Choreographer
Theater:
The Footlight Players, Charleston, SC
Show: Oklahoma!
Role: Choreographer (2013 "Outstanding Choreography")
Theater:
The Footlight Players, Charleston, SC
Show: Putnam County Spelling Bee
Role: Director
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC
Show: Aida
Role: Director
Theater:
Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Show: Urinetown
Role: Director/Musical Director/Choreographer
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC
Show: Bring It On!
Role: Co-Director/Musical Director/Choreographer
Theater:
Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston, SC

Classical Singing:
Show: Charleston Victory Christmas
Role: Featured Soloist
Theater:
Chamber Music Charleston, Charleston, SC
Performance: Soprano Soloist
Role: "Saper Vorreste"
Group:
Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Charlotte, NC
Performance: Soprano Soloist
Role: Handel's Messiah
Group:
York County Choral Society, Rock Hill, SC

Additional Skills:
  • Proficiency: Violin, Fiddle, Viola, and Piano
  • Some proficiency: Guitar, Trumpet, and Melodica
Enter the name for this tabbed section: PRESS
  • ARTICLES
  • REVIEWS
  • AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
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Reviews:

The Explorer’s Club (2015)
Charleston City Paper review

Tell Me On A Sunday (2012)

Charleston Today review
Charleston City Paper review

House of Yes (2012)
Art Mag review

Musical of Musicals (2012)
Charleston Today review

Robber Bridegroom (2012)
Charleston City Paper review

South Pacific (2011)
The Examiner review
Charleston City Paper review

Drawn To You (2009)
David Rigano's review

Annie Get Your Gun (2008)
The Express review

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Awards & Achievements:
  • Winner of Theatre Charleston 2013 “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical” for one-woman show, Tell Me on a Sunday
  • Winner of Theatre Charleston 2013 “Outstanding Choreography” for Oklahoma
  • Awarded “No. 1 Soprano” among 600 competitors in South Carolina’s All-State Competition
  • Soloist for the choir tour of Martin Luther King’s Church
  • Winner of the Young Musician’s Competition, & soloist for the Charlotte Civic Orchestra
  • Winner of state and regional NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition
  • Children’s Attention Home, raised approximately $30,000 in music-related fund-raising events