Brian Pope

Music Host

Brian is well known in the Baton Rouge Arts community, especially for hosting and producing "Center Stage" on WRKF over the last decade. He currently serves on the Board of the Baton Rouge Little Theater and in the past has also served on the Boards of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater, Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo and the Baton Rouge Gilbert and Sullivan Society. A retiree of the Dow Chemical Company, Brian has chaired over 30 musicals locally and has appeared in over a dozen musical productions. He was inducted into the Baton Rouge Little Theater’s Hall of Fame in June of 2012

Center Stage

Each Sunday evening during the summer, Center Stage examines a topic or theme dealing with musical theater such as composers, performers, the current Broadway season, historical periods, current trends, as well as revivals and re-interpretations of classic shows. The scope of Center Stage also includes off-Broadway, West End and film musicals. Each show includes plenty of music from cast recordings, film soundtracks and other quality sources to support the discussion.