Rehearsals are going very well for the Fenwick Black Friars Guild production of “The Wiz.” The students are so talented! We’ve done a great job of casting performers in roles that are wonderfully suited for them. Casting is an important and challenging job. After much deliberation, I think that we got it right! Good casting makes a huge difference in the success of any show.
I am mow teaching the cast their solo vocal parts as well as background vocal parts and choral parts. The music from this show is absolutely fantastic. I saw “The Wiz” on Broadway as a girl. I absolutely loved it! It was truly one of the highlights of my young life. I am delighted to have this opportunity to become intimately involved with this fantastic musical score.
Director John Paulett has such wonderfully creative ideas for the mounting of this show. It’s a pleasure to work with him. The Fenwick cast and crew are are outstanding. Check out this great movie rendition of “Ease On Down The Road”. Simply fabulous!
Dr. Greta Pope has enjoyed a three decade career as an in-demand entertainer for corporate events, as well as public and private events of all types. She has performed throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as in the United States and Canada. Dr. Pope is a published author. Her book is entitled Music, Money & You; Managing the Business. It is used in the Chicago Public Schools and is available at booksellers nationwide.
Dr. Pope is President/CEO of Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. since January 1991. The company is in the business of Entertainment Production, Publishing, Recording and Educating. Greta Pope Entertainment products include the shows Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, American Songbook, American Jazz in Paris and International Intourlude. The most recent Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. production is the very popular MOTOWN...Pride of the Motor City! show. For more info visit www.gretapope.com
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