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Bel Canto Students Center Stage in ‘Annie Jr’

Kudos to all the Bel Canto students who participated in District 220’s summer production of Annie Jr. on June 28th and 29th. Anna McCoy and Jessica Shimp played Grace Farrell in different casts. Allyson Szarek was cast as Annie. Kaitlin Tenbrunsel portrayed Lily St. Regis. Milana Carse was cast as Sadie, Campbell McIver as Margo, Ellen McGinn as […]

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George Bowman Completes AIM III

  Hats off to George Bowman! He wrapped up all of his AIM III keyboard requirements in his lesson last week. Full speed ahead! We’ve already completed some technique and have started working on repertoire for Level IV.

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Breaking News: Emma Nelson’s Film Debut in ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’

Emma studied voice at Bel Canto Studios for several years; also a little acting before she signed with Management by Morgan. So incredibly happy for this young lady. Always knew she was destined for greatness. We’ll be seeing her on the red carpet! The following article was an exclusive on deadline.com. If you’d prefer to […]

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Sofia and Julia Baumer Cast in ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr’

Congratulations to Sofia and Julia Baumer! They were cast in College of Lake County’s summer production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Sofia will play the diva Madame de la Grande Bouche (opera singer turned wardrobe) and Julia will be Mrs. Potts. So excited for the girls. Beautiful work – acting and singing!

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2018 Achievement Awards

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2018 Performance Awards

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2018 Honor Students

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The Addams Family at SMS: Fun Start to Finish

What a fun-filled Sunday afternoon at Station Middle School’s production of The Addams Family! Many of us are familiar with the characters that entertained us for years in the popular TV show by the same name. Students did a wonderful job of bringing those characters to life on stage. Special shout outs to Kaitlin Tenbrunsel as Wednesday […]

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Emi and Ola Celeste Complete IC Requirements

Congratulations to Emi and Ola Celeste! They wrapped up their keyboard requirements for Level IC of ISMTA’s Achievement in Music program this week – just in time to receive a trophy at the studio showcase and awards ceremony on May 6th! Emi and Ola will both play one of their memorized pieces at the recital. […]

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BHS Joseph a Stunning Success

Bravo!! The Barrington High School cast and crew did Andrew Lloyd Webber proud last weekend with their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I was there on Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Liam Boyle in the role of Joseph stunned the crowd with his captivating vocals. I’ve never heard a high […]

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Woods Creek Shrek Well Done!

The music in Shrek Jr is incredibly difficult for younger students to perform. The kids at Woods Creek Elementary did an admirable job! For most of them, it was their very first time on stage. (All of them were in fourth or fifth grade.) There were some very funny moments, well acted and well sung. Singers […]

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Les Miserables: A Show to Remember

Hats off to Schaumburg on Stage for presenting a memorable production of Les Misérables. It was a really enjoyable show with wonderful sets and costumes, not to mention one of the best prepared and impressive ensembles I have ever seen. (Kudos to Bel Canto students and alums Sophie Farmer, Ella Goluba, Kailey Jeffs, and Jessica Shimp!) Sound […]

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Addams Family Cast Announced!

  Congratulations to everyone who made the cast for Station Middle School’s production of The Addams Family! Kaitlin Tenbrunsel and alum Ella Beaubien will play the role of Wednesday. Bel Canto alums Rachel Nazha and Kailey Jeffs were cast as Morticia; Margaret Higgins will be Fester. Others will round out the ensemble: Jacob Cyhaniuk, Maggie […]

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Philip Celeste & Peyton Ball Score With AIM

Philip Celeste did a fantastic job last week on his remaining keyboard requirements for Achievement in Music (AIM) Level IC. Peyton Ball just wrapped up her AIM III requirements last night. Great work by both students – trophies are coming your way at the May showcase!

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Cast for BHS Production of Joseph Announced

Congratulations to everyone who made cast and crew for the Barrington High School production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! The show will run Feb 22nd to 25th. Fantastic music by Andrew Lloyd Webber – a must see! Student director: Cali Larkin Potiphar’s Wife: Lizzie Kaboski (Bel Canto alum) Baker: Ashley Migliore (alum) Wife of […]

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