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, […]
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 […]
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” […]
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!
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!
Fun recording session with Marcus Rose earlier this week. He made fast work of his song – one take! Thanks to Mark Karney of Norwest Communications who never fails to work his magic on every vocal we record there.
Mac stood out during his years in the Barrington school system as a guy who loved to perform. Now he’s really hitting his stride. Mac wrapped up his first national tour this May as Double J in Saturday Night Fever. He also had a 4 week run as Smudge in Forever Plaid during June. Just this week, he got […]
Lauren Conroy, one of Barrington’s shining stars, gave a beautiful violin and piano recital at the Barrington White House on June 11, 2016. Lauren has studied violin since she was 4 years old and piano since the age of 6. She will be attending Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in the fall as […]
We all know how incredible this hip-hop musical is. It took Broadway by storm from the get-go. It was honored with 16 Tony nominations this spring, the most in the history of the awards. When all was said and done, the show walked away with a total of 11 Tony’s, second only to The Producer who […]
Several Bel Canto students and alums will be on stage later this month when Barrington District 220 presents their production of High School Musical. Have fun girls! Kaitlin Tenbrunsel as Martha Cox (also called back for the part of Sharpei) Cali Larkin as Ms Darbus Grace Guthrie as Cathy Margaret Higgins as Kratnoff Lexi Schmid as Susan […]
NATS (National Association for Teachers of Singing) and the NATS Foundation recently announced winners of the 2016 Joan Frey Boytim Award for Independent Teachers – and I was one of them!! What an incredible honor. Several voice teachers from across the country were selected based on their education, performing and teaching experience, as well as […]
YES! Go Pippa! So very proud of you. Making your mark in a big way. The nominees for for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical are…Laura Benanti (Roundabout Theatre Company‘s She Loves Me), Carmen Cusack (Bright Star: A New Musical), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple Musical), Jessie Mueller (Waitress the […]
Auditions for Treasure Island
PM&L Theater will hold auditions for Treasure Island next Sunday and Monday, 7/23 and 7/24 ...
Audiences Loved “Seussical”
District 220 put on two great shows last weekend. Seussical was double cast to ...
Jessica Cygan 3rd Place in Granquist Competition!
Jessica Cygan competed in piano and voice categories at the 47th annual Granquist Competitions ...
Metropolis Auditions for “Into the Woods”
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre will hold auditions for Into the Woods on July 6 1-10 ...
2017 Showcase Album on Facebook!
Check out all of the great pictures from our 15th annual showcase and awards ...