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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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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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2019 Young Vocalists Online Competition

Open to singers who are 13-18 yrs of age as of April 1, 2019. This is the third annual competition offered by Vocal Artists Management. Cash prizes will be offered for 1st ($600), 2nd ($250), and 3rd ($150) place winners. These three winners will also receive recommendation letters from Vocal Artists Management (VAM). Honorable mentions […]

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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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CYT Auditions Coming Up

CYT Chicago will be auditioning soon for several shows…you must sign up for one of the classes offered by each group to be eligible to audition. For more information, see: https://www.cytchicago.org/showseason/. – Lake County auditions are 3/1 (this Friday!) for their 5/2-5/5 production of Bye, Bye Birdie – Kane County will audition on 3/15 for their […]

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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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Bel Canto Students to Star in ‘Freaky Friday’

Congratulations to all of the Station Middle School students who were cast in the April production of Freaky Friday! Rehearsals will start right after the first of the year. Performances will be the weekend of April 11-14. Looking forward to it! Ellie: Sophie Farmer (Bel Canto alum) Katherine: Ella Beaubien (alum) Karl: George Tarulis and Jacob […]

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Pam Conroy Completes AIM IX

Congratulations to my piano student Pam Conroy! She completed all of her AIM IX requirements today. We’re already working on some beautiful pieces for level ten! Fantastic work. A well deserved accomplishment. I love teaching this woman!

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SMS Auditions for ‘Aladdin’

Heads up Station Middle School students! Auditions for the fall play, Aladdin, will be the first and second week of school on 8/24, 8/27, and 8/28; callbacks on 8/31. Rehearsals start right away on Sept 4th. All the audition information in in the Schoology app. Need to jump on it if you’re interested! The show will run […]

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Auditions for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

GreenMan Theatre will hold auditions for their fall production of The Diary of Anne Frank on Aug 12 starting at 2:00 pm, Aug 13 at 7:00 pm, Aug 14 at 7:00 pm, callbacks Aug 16 . Auditions will be at their performance space, 232 S York St in Elmhurst. Production dates are Sept 28-Oct 14. Actors under […]

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Auditions for ‘The Polar Express’ Train Ride

Rail Events Productions will hold auditions for The Polar Express train ride, an interactive event based on the film by Warner Bros. Seeking several adults to play the roles of Santa, Conductor, Hobo, ensemble members. Looking to cast a 9-12 yr old boy as the Hero Boy, Must be under 5’3″, sincere and kind, albeit a […]

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Auditions for Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

LZP Productions will hold auditions for The Little Mermaid on Sunday and Monday evenings, 8/5 and 8/6, at Cutting Hall, 150 E Wood St, Palatine. Callbacks will be on Tuesday 8/8 at St Peter UCC, 47 Church Street, Lake Zurich. All roles available except Ursula. Performances will be at Cutting Hall on weekends 10/20-10/28. Sing a […]

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Child Auditions for ‘Gypsy’

Porchlight Music Theatre will hold auditions on 8/2, 10:30-4:30 pm at Porchlight Rehearsal Studios, 4200 W Diversey (just west of Pulaski), Chicago. Seeking 6 child performers who can believably play 8-10 yr olds: 2 boys of any ethcnicity and 4 African-American girls. Specifically looking for children trained in dance. Rehearsals Sept 11-Oct 11. Performances 10/12-12/29. […]

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