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2017 Annual Showcase

What a wonderful afternoon! We had over thirty performances at our 15th annual showcase; a little something for everyone. There was a lot of strong, up-and-coming talent on display for the audience to enjoy. Pictures coming soon! Check out our 2017 Showcase Program.

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2017 Honor Students

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2017 Performance Awards

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2017 Achievement Awards

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Estelle Lee Passes AIM V

She did it! Estelle Lee wrapped up all her requirements for AIM V in her lesson this week. Great work and just in time to receive a trophy at the studio’s annual showcase on May 14th! So proud of this little lady. She really tries to be the best she can be…and it shows. Congratulations […]

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Pippa Soo Appears on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Currently on Broadway in the title role of “Amélie”, Bel Canto alum Phillipa Soo took a break from performing to visit The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 27. During the interview, Pippa spontaneously broke into a quick clip of Aretha Franklin’s “Think”, one of her all-time favorite songs. Amazing voice, great technique, understands […]

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Emma Nelson Lands Role in Pre-Broadway Show

Congratulations to Miss Emma Nelson, one of our most promising Bel Canto alums! She was recently awarded the coveted role of Frannie in what hopes to be a pre-Broadway production of Trevor: The Musical. Writers Theatre in Glencoe will stage the show this coming fall. It is based on the Oscar-winning short film “Trevor.” You’re […]

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Hamilton Sisters Perform at Super Bowl 51

Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo* entertained millions of NFL fans during the pre-game show last night with their knock-out rendition of “America the Beautiful”. These ladies can sing just about anything you throw at them; whenever they team up, be prepared for fireworks! The tight-knit harmonies they chose for the song were some of […]

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Congrats to Kaitlin Tenbrunsel: Lead in Madagascar

  Looks like all that practicing is paying off for Kaitlin Tenbrunsel! She just landed the lead in Station Middle School’s spring musical, Madagascar. She will be playing the role of Alex the Lion when the show opens in April. Needless to say, she was one happy camper at her lesson last night! Some Bel […]

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George Bowman Makes Bye Bye Birdie Cast

Congrats to George Bowman! He recently made the cast for St. Viator’s upcoming musical Bye Bye Birdie. This fun-loving show will run Feb 10-12 at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights. George is having a blast in rehearsals!

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Cast List for BHS Anything Goes Is Up!

  Cast list is up for the BHS production of Anything Goes! So proud of everyone. Congrats to Bel Canto alums Lizzie Kaboski cast as Erma, Annie Beaubien as Mrs. Harcourt, Jack Moran as Billy Crocker, and Jack Longo as Moonface Martin. All of them will be joined by ensemble members Lexi Schmid, Shivani Bhogaraju, […]

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PMS Peter Pan a Big Hit!

Thanks to everyone who made this production possible! The audience was thoroughly entertained every step of the way. *Wilson Plummer played a lively Peter Pan. *Jessica Shimp was a delightful Wendy, and Mia Priola a sassy Tinkerbell. *Michael and John made everyone laugh. *Nathan Brown as Captain Hook did an “admirable” job; his sidekick Smee […]

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Bel Canto Students to Perform in BHS Freshman Showcase

So proud of the hard work that these students have put in to get ready for the performances next weekend. Cali Larkin, Catherine Rudden, and Lexi Schmid will all be performing. Lexi Schmid will sing “I’m Not That Smart” from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (what a riot) Catherine Rudden will sing “One Perfect Moment” […]

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Peyton Ball & Cali Brady Pass AIM Requirements

      Congratulations to Peyton Ball and Cali Brady! Peyton completed her AIM 2 keyboard skills last week. Cali followed up the very next day by completing AIM 6. Both of the girls have worked really hard over the last few months. Couldn’t be prouder of their effort. Way to go!

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Isabelle Millan to Play Tiger Lily in PMS Peter Pan

  Peter Pan cast list is up…congratulations to everyone who was cast in the Prairie Middle School production! Isabelle Millan will be Tiger Lily when the show opens mid-November. Several Bel Canto alums were also selected for ensemble roles: Chloe Ebert, Emily O’Byrn, and Josie Migliore. Great work girls!

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