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Showcase Videos Are Up!

Showcase videos are up! There are some seriously good student performances that you should check out: www.youtube.com/belcantostudios1. We weren’t able to get good recordings of everyone. Some of these are flat out inspiring. There’s musical theatre, pop, jazz/swing/blues, classical, country pop… something for everybody!

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Parker Playhouse Presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Last weekend for ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Parker Playhouse! It’s a really good show. Congratulations to my former student Kimberly Albrecht who plays the role of Glinda. This was the very first show for 9 yr old Brin Ferges – she’s having the time of her life! She plays a Munchkin and is also […]

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Kaitlin Tenbrunsel to Star in ‘James and the Giant Peach’

So very excited for Kaitlin Tenbrunsel! She was just cast as the Narrator in Schaumburg on Stage’s summer production of James and the Giant Peach! The music is so much fun. It’s a perfect fit for her. Can’t wait to see the show. She’ll also be performing tonight at their fundraising cabaret. Here’s a link […]

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MOVE Productions casts ‘Peter Pan Jr’

Congratulations to everyone who made the cast for the upcoming musical, Peter Pan Jr. Special shout out to my current and former students! Abby Baer will be playing the role of Peter Pan. Jack Lodowsky will be Michael. Mason Smith will be Cubby, one of the Lost Boys. Show dates are August 8-10 at the […]

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2019 Showcase Photo Album Posted on Facebook!

Photos of all participants and awards. See www.facebook.com/belcantostudios. It’s a good looking group!

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Bel Canto Students Star in ‘Once on This Island’

Congrats to my students who made the cast for Barrington’s summer production of Once on This Island! Milana Carse and Ally Szarek will be Storytellers and Mason Smith will play Little Daniel. Bel Canto alums are also front and center: Ella Beaubien as Ti Moune, Sophie Farmer and Rachel Nazha as Asaka – Mother of […]

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2019 Achievement Awards

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2019 Honor Students

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17th Annual Showcase a Big Success

What a wonderful afternoon of entertainment! We had twenty-three well done performances from students of all ages. In our awards program, nearly 50 trophies were given out! Take a peak at our program to see the variety of musical styles that were on display. I think you’ll agree, there was a little something for every […]

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2019 Performance Awards

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Annual Showcase Coming Up – Check Out These Recordings from Last Year!

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out some of our recordings from last year’s showcase! Just follow the links to the studio’s YouTube channel. These students did a great job. Wait until you hear what we have in store for this year! Our 17th Annual Showcase is coming up on May 19th, 2:30 […]

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Bel Canto Students Score Big at Speech Tournament!

So happy for all my students who participated in District 220’s annual Speech Tournament last week. They did really well! Estelle Lee and Caroline Tarulis both received high marks. Pierce Orlando got perfect scores from EVERY judge and was awarded gold! Not bad for his first try at a challenging comedic monologue! Way to go […]

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Julia Baumer Stars in ‘Mary Poppins’

It’s always great to see your students performing on stage. Last weekend was no exception! Julia Baumer did an outstanding job in her second lead role, playing the iconic Mary Poppins in Woodscreek’s production of the musical. She had the British accent down pat, sang beautifully, and certainly looked the part. Congratulations to a budding […]

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Estelle Lee Passes AIM VI – Yes!

Really proud of this little lady…Estelle Lee passed her AIM VI keyboard requirements in her lesson last week! She’s worked really hard on her sight reading. It really paid off. Congratulations Estelle!

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Bel Canto Students Perform in ‘Grease’

Fun Saturday night at Schaumburg on Stage’s production of Grease! Seven Bel Canto students performed in the show. Congrats to Sofia Baumer, Jalen Fertig, Lorelei Lynott, Stephanie Marin, Anna McCoy, Isabelle Millan, and Kaitlin Tenbrunsel! We took some pictures after the show, but couldn’t find Lorelei. It was pretty crazy in the lobby! For more […]

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