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Metropolis Auditions for “Into the Woods”

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre will hold auditions for Into the Woods on July 6 1-10 pm, July 7 1-5 pm, and July 8 10 am-noon at their Arlington Heights location, 111 West Campbell Street. These are non-equity auditions; all roles paid. Available roles: Cinderella, age 20-30, G3-G5 Jack, age 20-30,B2-G4 Jack’s Mother, age 50-65, Bb3-Gb5 Baker, […]

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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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Auditions for Barrington Children’s Choir

Barrington Children’s Choir will hold auditions on 5/25, 5/30 and 5/31. Students in grades 2-12 are invited to tryout for the 2017-2018 season. For more information or to sign up for an audition, go to BarringtonChildrensChoir.org. Word has it there’s a big trip to NYC’s Carnegie Hall next year!

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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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Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors”

Schaumburg on Stage is holding auditions for its summer production of Little Shop of Horrors on 5/21 5-6:30 pm and 5/22 7-8:30 pm. Auditions will be at 1925 Wright Blvd in Schaumburg. Open to actors 18 yrs of age or older. Performances at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St in Elgin, 7/20-7/23. Prepare 16 bars […]

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Granquist Competition Deadline Approaching

The online registration deadline for the 47th annual Granquist Competition is 5/24 this year. The competition will be held 6/24 at Geneva Community H.S., 416 McKinley Avenue in Geneva, IL  The competition has several levels based on age, highly qualified judges, and great awards for participants. Judging is based on a 100-point scale with one […]

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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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Elgin Summer Theatre: Auditions for “Spelling Bee”

Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling are open to the public and will be held 7-9:30 pm on 5/15, 5/16, and 5/17 at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin. Production dates are 7/14-16 and 7/21-23. Those auditioning should be age 16 and over. Wear comfortable clothes for the dance portion of the […]

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Auditions for “Brigadoon”

Center Stage in Lake Forest will hold auditions for Brigadoon on May 7 1:30-6 pm and May 9 6-9 pm. They are looking for non-equity dancers and singers, ages 10-80. Auditions will be at St James Lutheran Church, 1380 Waukegan Rd in Lake Forest. Callbacks at the same location on May 11th 6-9 pm. Performances […]

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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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