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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Kaitlin Tenbrunsel is in the fast lane these days! Eponine will be her third lead role in less than a year. Last spring she performed as Alex in Madagascar at Station Middle School. In June she was the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical, a Barrington district-wide production. Her audition for Les Miserables was her first attempt to break into […]
Laya Gopalakrishnan wrapped up her AIM III requirements in her last lesson – Theory, Technique, and Performance. Way to go, Laya! She’s already passed a couple of her songs for Level IV. Really doing a nice job. Keep up the great work!
It doesn’t get a whole lot better than landing your first lead role…Julia Baumer can hardly contain herself. She will be Fiona in Woodscreek Elementary’s winter production of Shrek Jr. This Crystal Lake school does an amazing job on all their shows. Can’t wait to see it! Way to go Julia – knew you […]
#AustinMolinaro is getting after it! Check out his new commercial for ComEd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayG9tnJ49Jc
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!
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!
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Jessica Cygan competed in piano and voice categories at the 47th annual Granquist Competitions held in Geneva, IL last weekend. She did alright for herself, walking away with a third place trophy for her singing! She must have had some stiff competition, because her score was in the high 90’s! So proud of her. This […]
Woods Creek Shrek Well Done!
The music in Shrek Jr is incredibly difficult for younger students to perform. The kids ...
Les Miserables: A Show to Remember
Hats off to Schaumburg on Stage for presenting a memorable production of Les Misérables. It ...
Addams Family Cast Announced!
Congratulations to everyone who made the cast for Station Middle School’s production of ...
Philip Celeste & Peyton Ball Score With AIM
Philip Celeste did a fantastic job last week on his remaining keyboard requirements for ...
Auditions for Hairspray – Paid Roles
BrightSide Theatre will hold auditions for Hairspray at the Meiley-Swallow Hall on North Central ...