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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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Kaitlin Tenbrunsel to Star in ‘James and the Giant Peach’

So very excited for Kaitlin Tenbrunsel! She was just cast as the Narrator in Schaumburg on Stage’s summer production of James and the Giant Peach! The music is so much fun. It’s a perfect fit for her. Can’t wait to see the show. She’ll also be performing tonight at their fundraising cabaret. Here’s a link […]

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MOVE Productions casts ‘Peter Pan Jr’

Congratulations to everyone who made the cast for the upcoming musical, Peter Pan Jr. Special shout out to my current and former students! Abby Baer will be playing the role of Peter Pan. Jack Lodowsky will be Michael. Mason Smith will be Cubby, one of the Lost Boys. Show dates are August 8-10 at the […]

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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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