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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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SOS to Present ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Schaumburg on Stage is offering a camp from June 26 to July 26, T-TH 10am – 3pm. Friday rehearsals for leads. Participation is open to students ages 8-19. Registration fee is $375 with an additional costume fee TBD. Rehearsals at Dorothy’s Dancing Unlimited, 1104 Roselle Rd, Schaumburg. Performances July 31 to Aug 4 at Barrington […]

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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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Peter Pan Auditions Coming Up!

There’s a new production company in Barrington! Can’t get closer to home, so you really should check it out. MOVE Productions will present its first show this summer. They’re also offering an audition workshop and callback workshop. Sounds like another great alternative for some summer fun! See the MOVE webiste for more information: https://www.moveproductions.theater/productions

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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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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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