For participants entering Grade 9 – age 23
Billy Elliot: The Musical
An inspiring celebration of the journey of one boy who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes.
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Music by Elton John
Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film
Directed by Skylar Grossman
Millions of fans… thousands of standing ovations… ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical…. This is Billy Elliot The Musical, the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named TIME Magazine‘s “Best Musical of the Decade!” Based on the international smash-hit film, and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.
Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever.
With a powerful storyline, rousing songs and opportunities for sensational choreography Billy Elliot will blow audiences away.
Produced through special arrangements with Music Theatre International.
CASTING INFO: The roles of the children characters: Billy Elliot, Michael, Debbie Wilkinson, and the ensemble of the Ballet Girls will audition early in 2017, and be open to actors, ages 10 to 14. More information to follow.