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Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale

  • Beverly Arts Center 2407 W 111th St Chicago, IL, 60655 United States (map)

Made possible in part by Beverly Bank & Trust and St. Paul's Bible Church

Ballet 5:8's Belteshazzar Chicago

Ballet 5:8’s visit to the Beverly Arts Center this season will be the Spring 2015 premiere of it’s first full-length original ballet, Belteshazzar, spanning the entire two hours of the program.

A fantastic event for the whole family, BelteshazzarA 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.

Ticket Information 

Advance ticket sales have closed, but 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 Information

ChildrenBelteshazzar: 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 evening at Belteshazzar, consider visiting one of these neighborhood 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 Saturday, February 28 at the following restaurant locations only):

Barraco’s Pizza Evergreen Park, 3701 W. 95th Street [map] [website]

Franconello Italian Restaurant, 10222 S. Western Ave [map] [website]

Venue Information

The Beverly Arts Center is a multi discipline, multicultural center located just outside of Chicago’s historic Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood. With just under 400 seats in the auditorium, the theater allows for a professional yet intimate performance setting. The Beverly Arts Center’s parking lot has a limited number of free spaces; additional street parking is available near the arts center. Please allow extra time for parking.

Public Transit Options

Metra Rock Island line from LaSalle Street Station downtown (LaSalle and Van Buren El Stop). Take the Joliet Sub-line (Beverly Branch) to 111th Street. Head west about 6 blocks. For Metra schedule call 312-322-6509 or visit

CTA: 111th Street bus (#112) from 95th Street (Red Line El).

Pace: Western Avenue bus, 49A bus and 349 bus (South Western)