WIZARD OF OZ
March 10-12 & 18-19, 2023 at Peter Martin Wege Theatre
Bring your entire family and venture down the yellow brick road to Oz with Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Wicked Witch of the West for Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company’s production of the classic tale, The Wizard of Oz!
Somewhere over the rainbow, the beloved four-legged friend, Toto might even show up, too, but beware of those pesky flying monkeys for this family-friendly ballet! Though there’s no place like home, Wizard of Oz is taking place at our very own home theater, the Peter Martin Wege Theatre.
Wizard of Oz is generously sponsored by Warner Norcross + Judd and The Rutledge.
WIZARD OF OZ | SNEAK PEEK
WIZARD OF OZ | DATES & TIMES
Friday, March 10, 2023
- Evening performance at 7:30 p.m. | Get Tickets
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Sunday, March 12, 2023
- Matinee performance at 2 p.m. | Get Tickets
- Dorothy & Friends’ Tea Party at 11 a.m. | Get Tickets
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Sunday, March 19, 2023
WIZARD OF OZ | CREATORS
Born in Kisvarda, Hungary, Attila received his early training at the National Ballet Institute in Budapest. After moving to the United States, he joined the Joffrey Ballet School. He has performed as a guest artist with Mobile Ballet, Bravo Dance, Harrisburg Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Attila spent sixteen years as a company dancer and is currently in his sixth season as Ballet Master. As a company dancer, a few of his notable roles include The Prodigal Son in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, Max in Septime Webre’s Where The Wild Things Are, Charlie Chaplin in Gordon Peirce Schmidt’s Flickers, Tibalt in Mario Radacovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Melancholic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments.
Attila became the Director of the Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company in 2011 and School Director in 2017. Since becoming the Director, Attila has choreographed Snow White, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Carnival of the Animals and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for the Junior Company. He and his wife Mindy have one daughter and one son, Vivian and Cameron.
DOROTHY & FRIENDS’ TEA PARTY
Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company is delighted to host a thrilling event, made just for kids! Dorothy & Friends’ Tea, taking place at The Rutledge on March 12th, includes:
- • Wizard of Oz themed arts & crafts activities
- • Brunch that is made to please both children and adults, including tasty desserts and mimosas for guests 21+!
- • Wizard of Oz story-time
- • An interactive photo booth + take-home printed copies
- • Wizard of Oz performance at Peter Martin Wege Theatre just down the yellow brick road