MAYWOOD, IL October 28, 2014 – Five student dancers and two adult performers from Maywood Fine Arts and Stairway of the Stars Dance Studio have been cast as “Supers” in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr.

Heidi Renteria, the head dance teacher at Stairway of the Stars encouraged this group of talented individuals to try out.

“We have so many skilled students, I can’t help but to think of them when I see auditions posted,” Renteria said. “It’s going to be an amazing show.”

Porgy and Bess opens Nov. 17 and will run through Dec. 20.

Along with these performers, two more students landed roles in Il Travatore which is currently running now through Nov. 29 and Anna Bolena which opens Dec. 6 through Jan. 16 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.