Sleeping Beauty & Peter and the Wolf Presented By Ballet Theatre of Illinois

Image Courtesy of Ballet Theatre Illinois
Image Courtesy of Ballet Theatre Illinois

Rehearsals are underway for spring performances of Sleeping Beauty and Peter and the Wolf, presented by Ballet Theatre of Illinois.  This wonderful production of two Ballets is only fifty (50) minutes in length.  The perfect amount of time for short attention spans!

Sleeping Beauty and Peter and The Wolf
Saturday March 7th at 4:00pm
Sunday March 8th at 2:00pm
Libertyville High School Auditorium
708 W. Park Ave.
Ticket Price: $15
Group Tickets: $13 (10 or more)

Tickets are on sale NOW.  To purchase tickets call 847-247-2240 or email directors@btillinois.org. Tickets are also available at the door. 

Image Courtesy of Ballet Theatre of Illinois
Image Courtesy of Ballet Theatre of Illinois

The Sleeping Beauty production will enthrall and entertain young and not-so-young audience members alike.  A condensed version will be performed of the well-known story set to the original music by Tchaikovsky.

Peter and the Wolf comes to  life in the second half of the program. Many adults may be familiar with this classic fairy tale.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to the lyrical sounds of an orchestra. In the story, each character is represented by an instrument: the bird (flute), the duck (oboe), the cat (clarinet), grandfather (bassoon), the wolf (french horns) and Peter (strings).

Image courtesy of Ballet Theatre of Illinois
Image courtesy of Ballet Theatre of Illinois

After each show young audience members are invited to meet the cast and have the dancers sign autographs.  I start to smile when I think of all the little would-be ballerinas staring starstruck at the fully-costumed dancers and clutching their little pens.  #toomuchcute

Try It for Girl Scouts
For each of their productions, Ballet Theatre of Illinois offers a Try It for Girl Scouts that provides the opportunity for scouts to earn their dance badge. For this show, the Try It for Girl Scouts will be at the Saturday, 4 pm show. Girl Scouts will attend the show and then after the show they will complete a dancer badge with company members. The program includes learning dances from the show and touring backstage. Pre-registration is required. Call 847-247-2240 or email directors@btillinois.org to pre-register. 

Image Courtesy of Ballet Theatre of Illinois
Image Courtesy of Ballet Theatre of Illinois

Ballet Theatre of Illinois
Ballet Theatre of Illinois is non-profit dance company for pre-professional artists operating under Artistic Director Isabele Melo Elefson and Associate Directors Juliet Stephenson and Emily Winkler. It was established to enhance the training of aspiring dancers. The company provides it 55 members with the opportunity to work with professional artists, perform for their community, and cultivate artistic growth. Members represent Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Grayslake, Antioch, Gurnee, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest and Lincolnshire.  No specific dance studio affiliation is required and auditions are held each Fall.

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Disclosure: Ballet Theatre of Illinois is a company in residence at Dance Academy of Libertyville. Dance Academy of Libertyville is a Little Lake County paid advertising partner.  This story is part of their partnership with Little Lake County. Connect with Dance Academy of Libertyville online and on Facebook

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