Ballet Theatre of Illinois Presents the Wizard of Oz – Storytime and Performance

Dance Academy of Libertyville is the studio home to Ballet Theatre of Illinois and a Little Lake County Advertising partner. This story is part of their partnership. 

You’ll wonder if you’re still in Libertyville when you experience the magical world of Oz performed by the talented performers of Ballet Theatre Illinois (BTI). BTI is a on-profit organization created to provide the local community the best dance they can offer. While house at Dance Academy of Libertyville BTI does not require studio affiliation of company members giving many local dancers the opportunity to enhance their skills and perform in full length ballets.

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Photo Source BTI Facebook Page

BT’s is a Lake County gem. I have taken my girls to their last two spring shows and it’s been a great way to introduce them to the artistry of ballet with a quality performance at a location and price that is accessible to families in the suburbs. We’ve driven into the city for a ballet and my girls (6 and 10) prefer the intimacy of seeing BTI’s show where they can see the dancers and meet them! After every show the dancers come out on stage and will meet the kids and sign autographs.

This year Ballet Theatre of Illinois is performing The Wizard of OZ as their spring show. This will be a great show to take kids too as it’s a familiar story that they will understand and recognize the characters from. The 50 minute performance will be held February 24 and 25 at the Libertyville High School Auditorium.

BTI Wizard of Oz

Calling all Brownies!

As a bonus, Ballet Theatre of Illinois is offering a special opportunity for scouts. Troops are invited to attend the performance on Sunday February 25. Troops may participate in a short class on stage and tour the theatre.  Includes an exclusive chance to go backstage and learn other aspects of performance such as, choreography, staging, make-up, and costuming.  Through this program, troops will fulfill all requirements to complete the Quest Journey Dancer Badge.

Troops must pre-register and purchase tickets in advance. $13 per person includes performance, meet and greet, and badge completion.  Brownie Troop leaders can register online or call (847) 247-2240 or email [email protected] Leave a message for Group Sales Coordinator. She will get back to you with tickets, maps and general instructions for the day.


Don’t think your toddler or preschooler can sit through a whole performance?Join Ballet Theatre of Illinois at Dance Academy of Libertyville for a very special ballet storytime.

BTI Wizard of Oz Story


Company members from Ballet Theatre of Illinois will be performing pieces from their upcoming full production of Wizard of Oz to help illustrate the tale. Enjoy a story while watching a short performance! This performance and storytime is ideal for children ages 3-7 and does require advance registration as space is limited.

Be sure to call (847) 247-1327 or email: [email protected] to reserve your space.

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Wizard of Oz Story Hour
Monday February 19th, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Dance Academy of Libertyville
746 E. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 247-1327 | Facebook[email protected]
Cost: $2 suggested donation to Ballet Theatre of Illinois

Tickets for the full-length production of Wizard of Oz on February 24 and 25 at the Libertyville High School Auditorium will be available online starting January 25. Contact Dance Academy of Libertyville for group sales.
Wizard of Oz
February 24, 2018 5:00 p.m.
February 25, 2018 2:00 p.m.
Libertyville High School Auditorium, 708 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048

Tickets: $15.00, group of 10+ $13.00
Tickets will be available at the door.

Connect with Ballet Theatre of Illinois
Company in residence at Dance Academy of Libertyville
746 E. Park Ave., Libertyville
(847) 247-1327 | Facebook |[email protected]

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Disclosure: Dance Academy of Libertyville is a paid advertising partner with Little Lake County. If you are interested in having your product or business featured please contact us.

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