Premier Showcase in the News

Below is a sampling of press coverage that Premier Showcase has received over the years.

Chicago Tribune
September 14, 2011

Entertaining possibilities

“Think of them as booking agents — the teachers, librarians and PTA volunteers who hire ‘educational performers,’ professional presenters of programming for schoolchildren. But these are careful booking agents. Claudia Krauspe, head of youth services at Lombard's Helen Plum Library, was looking for ‘powerful entertainment on a budget,’ she said. At the showcase's end, the bookers pronounced themselves impressed. ‘You're so happy to be a human being when you see all the talent here,’ Krauspe said.”
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Trib Local
September 14, 2011

Something peculiar, something familiar: Educational performers strut their stuff

“Chutzpah was not in short supply at the Premier Showcase in Lombard. Michelle Richter, Ann Sodaro and Mary Paganis drove from Park Ridge to attend the showcase. They are members of the PTL cultural committee at Roosevelt Elementary School and they were looking for talent for track-a-thon to be held at the end of this month that will focus on health and fitness. ‘It’s so great to see some of these creative educators coming forward,’ said Sodaro. ”
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Daily Herald
September 13, 2011

Performers bring 'edutainment' to parents in Lombard

“Education combined with entertainment Tuesday in a Lombard banquet hall, but unlike most ‘edutainment’ audiences, the crowd wasn't made up of kids. ‘We're trying to go around and see what looks different,’ said Patty Cavanagh, a parent looking for assemblies for St. Petronille Catholic School in Glen Ellyn. ‘We only get four performances in our budget, so we're trying to make them the most powerful ones.’”
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WGN 9 Morning News
September 14, 2010

Around Town

Premier Showcase is featured on Around Town with Ana Belaval in this video from WGN 9 Morning News
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