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Kaitlin Tenbrunsel Stuns Audience in ‘Footloose’

I’m still marveling at what I heard last Saturday night. Kaitlin Tenbrunsel was positively electric!! She brought down the house with every reprise of Rusty’s big number “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” in Footloose. I don’t think she could have sung anything better. The role is unbelievably high, but still requires a solid belt. […]

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Brin Ferges Cast in ‘Frozen’

Brin Ferges was recently cast as Oaken in Frozen by Big Deal Productions! Her solo number will open the second act. (The song isn’t in the movie, just the stage show.) Congratulations Brin!

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Save the Date!

18th Annual Showcase & Awards May 10, 2020  2:00-5:00 PM Barrington Area Library Meeting Rooms A&B Call Time: 2:00 PM Doors Open: 2:20PM Performances: 2:30 PM Awards: Immediately Following Refreshments: 4:30 PM If students wish to participate, they are expected to remain for the entire program, including awards. All pieces must be performance-ready at least […]

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Kaitlin Tenbrunsel Lands Her First Professional Contract!

Please join me in congratulating Miss Kaitlin Tenbrunsel on her first professional contract! Kaitlin was hired as part of the ensemble for the Children of Eden production at the Arcadia Theatre in St. Charles next summer. She came in a very close second for the role of Yonah, but was not cast in the role because […]

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Brin Ferges Performs in Roslyn Rd Variety Show

Brin Ferges continues to give confident performances whether auditioning for a musical theatre production or singing for an audience. Check out her rendition of “Tomorrow” from Annie at this year’s Roslyn Road Variety Show: https://youtu.be/U1gJXdhkCg8. Great job for someone who just turned nine.

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‘Newsies’ Rocked the House!

Saw Newsies last Saturday night. It was phenomenal! Schaumburg on Stage did a great job with this production. Tons of dancing, excellent singing by Payton Kaye as Jack Kelly, Angela Tomaso as Katherine, and Gia Daubenmire as Medda Larkin. Actually, it was some of the best singing I’ve heard in a long time. Payton Kaye’s […]

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Julia Baumer Cast in ‘Schoolhouse Rock Jr’

  This young lady has really been getting after it! Her voice is getting stronger every time she comes for a voice lesson. Julia Baumer was just cast as Dina in Schoolhouse Rock Jr. The production will be put on by It’s Showtime Theatre this April. Way to go, Julia!

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Peyton Ball Checks Off AIM IV – Done

  Congratulations to Peyton Ball! She has successfully completed all of her AIM IV piano requirements, even dictation! (Turns out, it’s easier than she thought it might be.) Good work, Peyton.

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‘Footloose’ Cast Announced

Footloose cast just posted! Kaitlin Tenbrunsel landed Rusty, Kailey Jeffs will be Vi Moore, Grace Guthrie will play Lulu Warnicker, Austin Molinaro to portray Lyle, and Jalen Fertig as Bickle! Dance core will include Emma Proctor. Jess Shimp, Rachel Nazha, Alison Schnura, and Anna McCoy will all be part of the adult ensemble. Sophie Farmer […]

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So Many Students Cast in Shows!

The last few weeks have been crazy…so many of my students and alums in shows and/or auditioning for more chances to perform! Congrats to Lorelei Lynott – she made the cast of the Schaumburg on Stage production of Newsies. Emma Proctor was in The Diary of Anne Frank, mainstage at BHS. Jessica Shimp was Prudie […]

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Brin Ferges as Fancy Frieda

Brin Ferges was in her element when she performed as Fancy Frieda in Roslyn Road’s 5th grade play, Rockin’ Roslyn’s Wacky Road. The play was written by students. She played the part of a very confident, bling-loving shop owner. Brin even threw some improv to enhance her character! What a fun experience for her.

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Pierce Orlando Earns AIM IC

  Really proud of Pierce Orlando. He passed all of his AIM Level IC keyboard requirements this week! We’ve already completed a bunch for Level II as well. Way to go Pierce.

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Emi Celeste Completes AIM II

Congratulations to Miss Emi Celeste! She passed all of her AIM II keyboard requirements in last week’s lesson. One of her pieces was Level IV – especially impressive!

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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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