Student Life
Fine Arts



The Benet Theatre Association (BTA) is a club for students interested in all aspects of Theatre. BTA sponsors a full season of Theatre at Benet Academy including:

  • Student-Directed One-Act Showcase
  • Fall Play
  • Spring Play
  • Musical
  • as well as other opportunities throughout the year
All students are welcome to participate regardless of experience level. 

In addition, BTA sponsors weekly summer workshops, trips to see professional shows in Chicago and area theaters, and a trip to New York City where they see shows, sight see, and participate in workshops with working professionals on Broadway.

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  • Brian Wand

    Musical Director
    BTA Moderator
  • Kelsey Peceniak

    Musical Choreographer
    BTA Moderator
  • Lauren Butera

    Musical Producer
  • Ramon Marth

    Set Construction
  • Emily Rausch

    Pit Orchestra Conductor
  • Lindsay Semanik

    Pit Orchestra Conductor
  • John Leffler

    Fall & Spring Plays


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  • Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards - IHSMTA

    Broadway in Chicago has been sponsoring awards for excellence in Musical Theatre since 2011. In that time, Benet has had 18 students nominated for Best Actor. 10 students have been finalists and 2 students have won Best Actor and gone on to compete Nationally in New York City.

    Benet has also been nominated for Best Production for All Shook Up, 2017; Hello Dolly!, 2018; and Best Direction for Pippin, 2019; and won Best Scenic Design for Pippin, 2019.