Students named to the Illinois All State musical

Isabelle LaBianco, News Editor

Last June, senior Jack Cannan and junior Ellie Banke were selected to participate in the Illinois All-State musical, “Big Fish.” Banke was cast as the female lead, Sandra Bloom, and Cannan is on stage crew. The show will be performed Jan. 11-13 at the Illinois Theatre Festival taking place at Illinois State University.

“Working on Big Fish has been one of the most intense and absolutely amazing experiences I have ever been given the chance to be a part of. Everyone who is involved with the show has become one big family. I’m so thankful for all the people that have encouraged me along this journey and helped me grow as a performer and as a person.”
– Ellie Banke (11)

“It’s been an absolute blast being given the opportunity to work on a show of this level. I can’t wait for it to come together in the end, and I know it’s going to be great because of all the people who have put so much time and energy towards it.”
– Jack Cannan (12)