Lois Pope 'returns to the stage' in Jan McArt and Live at Lynn production of Gigi
BOCA RATON, Florida, October 1, 2019—Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that glamorous Palm Beach philanthropist Lois Pope, who was a singer-actress earlier in her career, is returning to the stage as one of the headliners in the upcoming production of the classic Broadway hit musical Gigi by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
"Elaine's annual musical treat" is a collaborative concert by the Live at Lynn Series and the Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra sponsored by Elaine Johnson Wold. This showcase musical features a full cast of professional stage performers who bring this delightful show to life with a full live symphony on stage. Lerner and Loewe's musical comedy is about a free-spirited young girl living in Paris at the turn of the 20th century and the wealthy young playboy who falls in love with her as she is transformed into a poised courtesan and includes songs Thank Heaven for Little Girls and I Remember It Well.
"Lynn University is thrilled to welcome Lois Pope back to their stage," says McArt. "We've been friends since we were both at William Morris Agency in New York along with other ingénues, such as Barbara Cook, Shirley Jones, Florence Henderson, Julie Andrews, all of whom were making their mark at that same time, so this is particularly thrilling to me because I want everyone to see this beautiful woman and all she stands for in the national community of philanthropists as the very talented singing actress I knew years ago."
"People don't realize all of the depths and levels in her, but performing is just one of Lois' many gifts that she doesn't talk about—like the fact that she prepared and ran in five New York Marathons. I call her 'the Wonder Woman' and I think this is the perfect role for her,' says McArt. "Aunt Alicia is the ultimate courtesan, teaching Gigi to become a lady of breeding. Alicia's reputation in her younger days for pleasing her courtiers was beyond compare. From teaching Gigi the difference between genuine gems and simulated stones to choosing the correct cigar for a gentleman."
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