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Jeanie Carter graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Music in vocal and piano performance. Prior to entering the conservatory, she trained for ten years through the preparatory department at Millikin. Post-graduate vocal studies include sessions with Clare Kittner, Tim Carson, Lisa Popeil, and Dr. Ronald Combs; jazz piano with George McRae. She has audited master classes with established artists like Joan Dornemann, Maestro Guilio Favorio, Maestro Philip Morehead, James Marvel, Ann Baltz, and Solange Sior; related classes with authorities Mark Stoddard, Dr. Robert Bastian, and Mary Jean Allen. Jeanie taught private and class voice for two years in the Willow Creek Arts Center and has been a guest clinician for Camp Jam/Chicago. She judges vocal, piano, and theatre competitions regularly. As a licensed Kindermusik® educator, Jeanie has taught music to newborns, toddlers, and young children. Prior to opening Bel Canto Studios, she was a project manager and consultant with Hewitt Associates for twelve years. Her work in recruiting, business development, information management, and client communications serves her well to this day. Jeanie's performance credits include operatic roles, oratorio and church music, solo concerts, musical theatre, leading contemporary worship, and jazz/cabaret vocals. She was the soprano soloist at First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville for twenty years and part of the vocal ministry at Willow Creek Community Church from 2001 to 2006. In 2010, she launched Sapphire Jazz, a performing duo that has been well-received in the Chicago area. Her professional affiliations include National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) http://www.nats.org/, Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA) http://mtna.org/, Illinois State Music Teachers’ Association (ISMTA) http://ismta.org/index.asp, Northwest Suburban Music Teachers’ Association (NWSMTA) http://www.nwsmta.org/, and Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) http://www.sai-national.org/home/, an international music honorary. Jeanie's biographical profile can be found in several of the current Who's Who http://www.marquiswhoswho.com/ publications. She is the acting ISMTA Treasurer; also a member of the ISMTA Board of Directors, 2013-2015.
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“Sweeney Todd” Auditions

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre will hold auditions for Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd on 11/4 11am-4pm, 11/5 1-4pm; callbacks 11/11 11-4pm. All auditions will be at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave in Chicago. Rehearsals begin Jan 7th. The show opens March 12th and runs through April 29th. To request a one hour timeslot, email your headshot […]

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Austin Molinaro Lands ComEd Commercial!

#AustinMolinaro is getting after it! Check out his new commercial for ComEd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayG9tnJ49Jc

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Drury Lane Casting Role of Tiny Tim

Drury Lane/Oakbrook is seeking submissions for the role of Tiny Tim in “A Christmas Carol. Performers should be under 50”, slight of build and weight, boy age range 7-11. Will alternate performances with another young boy. Rehearsals begin 10/31. Production dates 11/15-12/23/17. Email headshot and resume to casting@drurylane.com for more information.

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Auditions for “The Fantasticks”

Encore Theatre Productions of Elgin will hold auditions for The Fantasticks on 10/4 and 10/5 7-10pm, 10/7 11 am-3 pm, with callbacks 10/9 at 7 pm. Auditions will be in the Sears Gallery at Elgin Academy, 350 Park St, Elgin. To schedule an appointment, email info@encoretheatreproductions.com. No other information is available.

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Stephanie Marin Cast in “Pinnochio”

Congratulations are in order for Miss Stephanie Marin. She will be appearing in CYT/McHenry’s Oct-Nov production of Pinnochio. Tech week is coming up soon. Looks to be a really fun show!

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Anna McCoy Cast in “Apostrophes”

Anna McCoy couldn’t be happier. She auditioned for Prairie Middle School’s fall play Apostrophes and was cast as Mrs. Sully! She’s been working hard to improve her acting technique. Guess all that hard work is paying off. Nice job Anna!

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Auditions for “Hansel and Gretel”

Piccolo Theatre will hold auditions for an original script based on the Grimm fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. It will be an English pantomime with loads of humor and audience interaction. All roles open except for Mother Nature. Auditions will be on 9/19 and 9/20 6:30-10 pm both nights, at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 […]

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Preparing Students for Center Stage

We hope you’ll check out our fall newsletter, just released! It spotlights one of our most promising students, #AustinMolinaro, announces #JeanieCarter’s Lifetime Who’s Who award, recaps our showcase last May, and talks about what some of our alums are up to. Just click on the image to zoom in so that you can read the […]

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Auditions for “Those Silly Reindeer”

Li’l Buds Theatre will hold auditions for an original holiday musical, Those Silly Reindeer, on Sept 18th 6:30-9:00 pm. Rehearsals will be 10/16-11/26 (no rehearsals 11/22-11/25). The show will run 12/1-12/17, Fri/Sat nights and Sun matinees. Auditions, rehearsals and performances at Edge theater, 5451 N Broadway, Chicago. Looking to fill several roles, many of them […]

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Auditions for “Annie Jr”

Might be several of you interested in this…. Schaumburg Park District will hold auditions for “Annie Jr” on 9/12 6:30-9:00 pm, 505 N Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg. Register for a time slot or you will have to wait until one is open. Come 20 min before to fill out forms. Allow 60-75 in all. Bring a […]

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Austin Molinaro Cast in “Caroline, or Change”

  Austin Molinaro has done it again! He was just cast as Noah in the Columbia College production of Caroline, or Change. The Tony-nominated musical will run Nov 29-Dec 9 at Columbia College’s Studio 404, 72 E 11th Street, Chicago. It’s a powerful narrative, so the show is recommended for kids 10 and up.       […]

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Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors”

Music on Stage will hold auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” on 8/28, 7-10 PM at Lincolnshire Academy of Dance, 1260 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills. Callbacks are 8/29 7-10 PM by invitation only. All roles are available except Audrey. Seeking to cast 4 men and 4 women. Prepare 32 bars of a song from […]

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Auditions for “Cabaret”

Oakton Community College will hold auditions for Cabaret on August 23rd and August 24th, 6-9 PM both nights, no appointment necessary. Rehearsals will be on weekday evenings and some weekends. Performances Oct 5-15. Audition location: 1600 E Golf Rd, Des Plaines. Prepare 16 bars of two contrasting songs. Be prepared to cold read from the script. […]

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Auditions for “Treasure Island”

PM&L Theater will hold auditions for Treasure Island next Sunday and Monday, 7/23 and 7/24 at 7 PM, Saint Stephens Church, 1155 Hillside Drive, Antioch. Callbacks 7/25 if needed. All roles available. Must be at least 12 years old to audition. Looking for more than 10 males, 1 boy 14 (Jim Hawkins), and 2 females. Each […]

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Audiences Loved “Seussical”

District 220 put on two great shows last weekend. Seussical was double cast to offer more students the opportunity to perform. You can’t go wrong with this show. There’s something in it for everyone. Leads really stepped up with best-effort performances, all of them above average. There were a lot of smaller roles peppered throughout […]

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