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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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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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Marcus Rose Records “I Told You So”

  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.

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Mac Dassatti Making It Big!

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 […]

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Lauren Conroy Gives Senior Recital

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 […]

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Hamilton Sweeps the Tony’s!

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 […]

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