Theatre Arts Academy

The Byron Park District is pleased to announce the start of our very first musical theatre program. The Byron Park District is excited to offer additional performing arts opportunities for Byron and the surrounding communities. The Theatre Arts Academy's very first show will be The Wizard of Oz.

  • Tickets on sale now! The Byron Park District proudly presents The Wizard of Oz. Ticket are available for purchase at the guest services desk Monday - Friday, 5:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 6:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. All seating is general admission. Tickets are $8.00 each.

    Performance Dates: Saturday, October 16 @ 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
    Sunday, October 17 @ 2:00 pm

    Location: Byron Middle School Theatre

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    Director Sophie Hernandez

    Sophie has had a passion for dance and music for 19 years. She began her theatre career in high school and found a new love that combined her favorite things. She has been lucky to play many roles in the performing arts arena on and offstage. A few of her credits include; Wendy(2018), Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance, Shark girl in West Side Story (2019) and Kathy Seldon in Singing in the Rain(2017). She has also choreographed multiple shows across the Stateline area. Sophie has completed acting, music and dance courses at Illinois State University while also creating costumes and painting sets for the shows featured at the university. She is currently studying to attain her BA in elementary education. Sophie is excited to create and ignite the same passion for theatre in all of her students!