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.
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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]