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Cary-Grove ‘All Shook Up’ Hits It Out of the Park!!

Cary-Grove High School is known for the excellence of their fine arts programs. I’ve seen several of their shows before and have always come away marveling at how close to professional they seem. They certainly pulled out all the stops on this one. In my opinion, 75% of the scenes could have been presented on […]

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BHS Does It Again with ‘Into the Woods’

A quality production, once again, by everyone associated with the music and theatre departments at Barrington High School. I saw the Saturday night cast, so all of my comments are based on that. I’ve heard great things about the other cast as well. SET: The opening set was wonderfully creative! I loved the scrim representing […]

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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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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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