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A weekly spotlight on arts activities in Central Illinois. Out and About is made possible in part by PNC Financial Services and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

Peoria Ballet's 'Sleeping Beauty' brings the classic tale to life through dance

On this week's episode of Out and About, WCBU's Jody Holtz sits in for Mae Gilliland Wright of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois to chat with Wendy Thomasson and Ian Thatcher of the Peoria Ballet about their upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty, taking place at Five Points Washington on April 26-27.

Over 60 of the Academy's dancers and Peoria Ballet faculty will bring the magical story to life through dance — perfect for all ages! Be enchanted by elaborate costumes, lively music and a full cast of fairy-tale characters.

Click here for tickets and more information.

Jody Holtz is WCBU's assistant program and development director, All Things Considered host, as well as the producer of WCBU’s arts and culture podcast Out and About.