May’s Featured Speaker: Kathleen Cunningham, Book Reviewer, Before the Parade Passes By, Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical, by John Anthony Gilvey.
Marge and Gower Champion captured the hearts of Broadway, TV, and movie-going audiences during the ‘50s and ‘60s with amazing dances in movies like Showboat. Gower went on to direct Broadway hits including, Bye Bye Birdie, Hello, Dolly!, and 42nd Street.
Kathleen Cunningham’s book review covers the ups and downs of Marge and Gower’s fascinating career and personal lives.
Kathleen and her husband Randy Wills are trained “Dancesport” ballroom dancers. They have performed, choreographed, and coached dancing around Texas for over 25 years. Because of Kathleen’s dance background, she surely will have keen insights and comments about Gilvey’s book!
Kathleen Cunningham is a member of the DFW Book Reviewers, Storytellers and Entertainers Association.