Student Prince

I attended a dress rehearsal on Tuesday evening for The Student Prince, presented by Chicago’s Light Opera Works and featuring my student, tenor Bill Bennett in the title role. It was a very well-produced show with a wonderful cast of talented performers and a great chorus. The orchestra was ably led by Roger Bingaman and played well. I was very pleased for Bill and proud of his accomplishment. There will surely be better things in his future. The role of Kathie was played by Danielle Knox and it is hard to imagine a better choice. She and Bill had great chemistry and she sang with ease and a great deal of vocal attractiveness. Likewise, Bill was easy on stage and as affable as the character required. In a non-singing role, Dale Benson, was a comic standout. He created an appealing and fun character. Bravi to all. (