A fantastic event for the whole family, Ballet 5:8's Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale brings the Biblical story of Daniel to the stage in dramatic proportions. Featuring kings and kingdoms, royal egos, unfathomable dangers and mysterious dreams, the ballet takes audiences to the ancient Middle East for a wild ride alongside the young Daniel and his amazingly unwavering integrity. Set to the fabulous music of Benjamin Britten’s score originally used for Prince of the Pagodas, the ballet Belteshazzar is an important story for us all in a day where standing firm according to our convictions is easier said than done.
Advance tickets to Ballet 5:8 performances are available up to 24 hours prior to each performance. Advance tickets can be purchased online using the link above or through our ticket distributor, Brown Paper Tickets. Advance tickets can also be purchased by calling our distributor, Brown Paper Tickets, at 1-800-838-3006.
If advance ticket sales have closed, you are always welcome to purchase tickets prior to the performance from the box office, which opens onsite at the performance venue 90 minutes prior to the show. In the event of a sold out performance, the website listing for the performance will be updated accordingly.
Performance Length: Approximately two hours including intermission.
Location and Parking: The Michigan Theater of Jackson, built in 1930, is an exquisite historic venue that now hosts a variety of live performances and events each year. Detailed directions and parking information is available directly from the Michigan Theater website.
Children: Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale is a fantastic event for the whole family in that it brings the well-known Biblical story of Daniel to life in a memorable way using the breathtaking art form and storytelling form of classical ballet. Most young audience members will greatly enjoy the performance; however, there are a few aspects of ballet, such as the realistic sound effect of lions roaring when Daniel is praying in the lion's den, that could be scary for younger children. We recommend that children be at least age seven to attend this ballet, but as every child is different, we urge parents to use discretion when deciding whether to bring younger children.
Special Dinner Offer
One of the best ways to experience a ballet performance is with plenty of time for conversation with your date, spouse, friends or family who also attended the performance. To make the most of your afternoon at Belteshazzar, consider visiting one of these nearby restaurants for dinner before or after the performance. Your performance ticket receipt or ticket will serve as a 10% discount off your meal (discount valid on Sunday, March 8 at the following restaurant locations only):
Bella Notte Ristorante
137 W. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, Michigan 49201
(517) 782-5727 ~or~ (517) 782-5979
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art 634 Gallery
Ballet 5:8 is pleased to host a miniature art gallery in the Michigan Theater lobby, open from 1:30-3:00pm and 5:00-5:45pm on the day of the performance. The gallery, made possible by Art 634, will feature work by four Michigan artists: Betty Kay Price (painting), Kenny Price (photography), Sheryl Amburgey (painting), and Carrie Joers (painting and photography). Selected works will be for sale; a portion of proceeds will go to support Ballet 5:8.
Many thanks to our performance sponsors: