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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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Addams Family Cast Announced!

  Congratulations to everyone who made the cast for Station Middle School’s production of The Addams Family! Kaitlin Tenbrunsel and alum Ella Beaubien will play the role of Wednesday. Bel Canto alums Rachel Nazha and Kailey Jeffs were cast as Morticia; Margaret Higgins will be Fester. Others will round out the ensemble: Jacob Cyhaniuk, Maggie […]

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Philip Celeste & Peyton Ball Score With AIM

Philip Celeste did a fantastic job last week on his remaining keyboard requirements for Achievement in Music (AIM) Level IC. Peyton Ball just wrapped up her AIM III requirements last night. Great work by both students – trophies are coming your way at the May showcase!

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Cast for BHS Production of Joseph Announced

Congratulations to everyone who made cast and crew for the Barrington High School production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! The show will run Feb 22nd to 25th. Fantastic music by Andrew Lloyd Webber – a must see! Student director: Cali Larkin Potiphar’s Wife: Lizzie Kaboski (Bel Canto alum) Baker: Ashley Migliore (alum) Wife of […]

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Kaitlin Tenbrunsel Cast as Eponine in “Les Mis”

  Kaitlin Tenbrunsel is in the fast lane these days! Eponine will be her third lead role in less than a year. Last spring she performed as Alex in Madagascar at Station Middle School. In June she was the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical, a Barrington district-wide production. Her audition for Les Miserables was her first attempt to break into […]

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Laya Gopalakrishnan Completes AIM Level III

Laya Gopalakrishnan wrapped up her AIM III requirements in her last lesson – Theory, Technique, and Performance. Way to go, Laya! She’s already passed a couple of her songs for Level IV. Really doing a nice job. Keep up the great work!

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Julia Baumer Cast in Shrek Jr.

  It doesn’t get a whole lot better than landing your first lead role…Julia Baumer can hardly contain herself. She will be Fiona in Woodscreek Elementary’s winter production of Shrek Jr. This Crystal Lake school does an amazing job on all their shows. Can’t wait to see it! Way to go Julia – knew you […]

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Austin Molinaro Lands ComEd Commercial!

#AustinMolinaro is getting after it! Check out his new commercial for ComEd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayG9tnJ49Jc

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Stephanie Marin Cast in “Pinnochio”

Congratulations are in order for Miss Stephanie Marin. She will be appearing in CYT/McHenry’s Oct-Nov production of Pinnochio. Tech week is coming up soon. Looks to be a really fun show!

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Anna McCoy Cast in “Apostrophes”

Anna McCoy couldn’t be happier. She auditioned for Prairie Middle School’s fall play Apostrophes and was cast as Mrs. Sully! She’s been working hard to improve her acting technique. Guess all that hard work is paying off. Nice job Anna!

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Preparing Students for Center Stage

We hope you’ll check out our fall newsletter, just released! It spotlights one of our most promising students, #AustinMolinaro, announces #JeanieCarter’s Lifetime Who’s Who award, recaps our showcase last May, and talks about what some of our alums are up to. Just click on the image to zoom in so that you can read the […]

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Austin Molinaro Cast in “Caroline, or Change”

  Austin Molinaro has done it again! He was just cast as Noah in the Columbia College production of Caroline, or Change. The Tony-nominated musical will run Nov 29-Dec 9 at Columbia College’s Studio 404, 72 E 11th Street, Chicago. It’s a powerful narrative, so the show is recommended for kids 10 and up.       […]

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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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