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The Carpenter's Son

  • Lincoln Way East 201 Colorado Ave Frankfort, IL, 60423 United States (map)
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Performances are made possible in part by Legacy Vinyl Components and Joint Pro Physical Therapy

Each winter, Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts comes together to present a full length story ballet that paints a vivid picture of the Christmas story through dance.

We use all the elements and trimmings of a typical winter story ballet, like The Nutcracker, but we prefer a ballet that is our very own Christmas tradition: The Carpenter’s Son. This poignant ballet features original choreography by Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager, lead roles carried by members of our advanced training programs and Student Ensemble, stunning handmade costumes and sets, classical and contemporary music, and a cast of over 120 area students.

Ticket Information

Pricing: $15 adults/$10 children (10 years and under)/$12 groups of 12 or more

All seating is reserved, so advanced purchase is recommended.

Ticket Availability:

Advance ticket sales have closed! To purchase tickets, please visit us at the box office, which opens onsite at the performance venue 90 minutes prior to the show. 

Performance Information


Parking is available in the lot directly outside of the high school. 

Performance Length

The ballet is two hours including intermission. 


No special attire is required to attend! Dressing up is recommended if you're able.

Later Event: December 20
The Carpenter's Son