As the culmination of their spring classes, students in the theater program of the Beverly Arts Center (BAC) School of Fine Arts will take the stage with performances of “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
BAC theater students ages 12 to 18 will perform “Romeo and Juliet” on Thursday, March 12, to Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m., at the BAC, 2407 W. 111th St.
“Romeo and Juliet” tells the story of a long feud between the Montagues and the Capulet families that disrupts the city of Verona, Italy. Revenge, love and a secret marriage force the star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet to grow up quickly. A classic tale written by William Shakespeare, this production includes plot twists, deceit and sword fighting.
BAC theater students ages 6 to 11 will present “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at 12 and 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m.
This classic tells the story of Dorothy and her dog, Toto, as they travel to the Land of Oz, where Dorothy encounters a town of Munchkins, a scarecrow in search of a brain, a tin man in search of a heart and a lion in search of courage during their quest to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz. Their adventures are hindered by the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys and marching winkies.
Tickets for “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Wizard of Oz” are $12 each, $10 for BAC members.
For more information or tickets, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at beverlyartcenter.org.