Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale

Event Type
Event Description

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.


Saturday, February 28th at 6:30pm


Discounted advance tickets available through Friday, February 27 by visiting Brown Paper Tickets on the web  or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800/838-3006.

Full-price tickets available at the Ballet 5:8 Box Office, open in the Beverly Arts Center lobby beginning at 5:00pm on the day of the performance.

Performance Length

Approximately two hours including intermission.

Dinner Options

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]

Performance Location and Parking
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)
Dance Styles


Beverly Arts Center

2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 445-3838