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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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Austin Molinaro Cast in “Caroline”

  Austin Molinaro has done it again! He was just cast as Noah in the Columbia College fall production of Caroline.               

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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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Jessica Cygan 3rd Place in Granquist Competition!

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 […]

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2017 Showcase Album on Facebook!

Check out all of the great pictures from our 15th annual showcase and awards ceremony! Pictures were just uploaded…https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1542950459111784.1073741829.196846737055503&type=1&l=7c0e7ed688

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Seussical Double Cast – Bel Canto Students Shine

Cast lists are out! WOW! So much talent, all the roles have been double cast. District 220 will present Seussical, the Musical in the BHS auditorium on June 29 and June 30, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm both dates. I am so incredibly proud of how well all my students did in the auditions! Big round […]

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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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SMS Madagascar – So Fun!

Although the musical is a bit light on storyline, the young, promising talent on display at Station Middle School made up for it last weekend. The leads were particularly good! Kaitlin Tenbrunsel (currently studying at Bel Canto Studios) played Alex the Lion. So proud of the job that Kaitlin did. She had a full, rich […]

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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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Austin Molinaro Wraps Up National Tour

It’s not every day that one of your first auditions turns into a national tour! Austin Molinaro is making a big splash across the country with his portrayal of Ralphie in A Christmas Story. Here’s a link to the recent write-up on the Living 60010 website: Austin Molinaro Stars in A Christmas Story. Austin is well connected […]

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