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The Addams Family at SMS: Fun Start to Finish

What a fun-filled Sunday afternoon at Station Middle School’s production of The Addams Family! Many of us are familiar with the characters that entertained us for years in the popular TV show by the same name. Students did a wonderful job of bringing those characters to life on stage. Special shout outs to Kaitlin Tenbrunsel as Wednesday […]

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BHS Joseph a Stunning Success

Bravo!! The Barrington High School cast and crew did Andrew Lloyd Webber proud last weekend with their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I was there on Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Liam Boyle in the role of Joseph stunned the crowd with his captivating vocals. I’ve never heard a high […]

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Woods Creek Shrek Well Done!

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 […]

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Les Miserables: A Show to Remember

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 […]

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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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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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If You Missed “Anything Goes”…..

….you missed one of the best high school productions ever. Everything about it was phenomenal. The show boasts of one Cole Porter hit song after another, songs that make you want to tap your toes and hum the melody. The pit band probably had as much fun as everyone on stage because of the engaging […]

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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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Hamilton Cast Recording Released!!

What are you waiting for…listen to this! The Hamilton cast recording is out. I played thru the entire thing – captivating and I’m not a big fan of rap. It’s cutting edge, energetic, and a far cry from anything I’ve ever seen in the theatre! Interesting how “what goes around comes around.” Our American musical […]

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