Three Simple Rules for Life

Three Simple Rules for Life

The first months of 2013 have been very rewarding, as I have had several opportunities to work with wonderfully talented young performers. I spoke this past weekend at the Self Employment In the Arts Conference in Naperville, Illinois. I met and presented to many students in all areas of the arts, including performing arts, visual arts, film arts and literary arts. These students came to the Conference from colleges and universities across the midwest. Interacting with these talented, conscientious, smart, innovative and determined students gave me great hope for the future of the Arts.

I have also had the pleasure of working with another group of students. I am Musical Director for a production of “The Wiz” at Fenwick High School in the Oak Park neighborhood of Chicago. The caliber of talent at Fenwick is absolutely fantastic. Several of the students are “triple threats,” singing, dancing and acting superbly. A few of the “triple threat” students play an instrument to boot! They are incredible!

I am placing the bar quite high, bringing natural student talents to bear to develop a polished, professional, top-notch musical production. I have professional level expectations and I believe that these students are up to it! 🙂

We will utilize a Pit Orchestra made up of professional Chicago area musicians, under the baton of Andrew Thompson. The costume, set and lighting designers are all first rate. Producer Roger Finnell, Director John Paulett and Choreographer Shannon Welling are all excellent and great to work with. I am really enjoying my time with the Fenwick High School Black Friar’s Guild production of “The Wiz.”

If you’re looking for a great night of theater, come out and see this delightful production of “The Wiz.”

Show Dates:
Fridays, March 15 and 22; Saturdays, March 16 and 23; Sunday, March 17
Tickets $14-$20

To my great delight, all of these students ascribe to the “Three Simple Rules for Life.” Keep up the good work guys! You’re the Best!!!

About gretapope

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 Dr. Greta Pope is the founder of the, where she offers Business Education products for Singers, including Business Courses, Business Consultations, Voice Lessons and Piano Lessons. She also hosts The Business Savvy Singer Podcast. For more information or to join the "tribe" of Business Savvy Singers, visit
This entry was posted in Tour Dates and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s