Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Musical


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Overview


Synopsis

Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy from a coal mining town in England who transcends class and circumstance to become a ballet star. Billy's family lacks money and experience with the arts. His dad and brother are totally against the idea of Billy learning to dance. As a result, Billy is forced to take his boxing lesson money and use it secretly for dance lessons from Mrs. Wilkinson. She quickly notices that Billy is a prodigy and takes him under her wing. Soon, even though Billy's father resists, Mrs. Wilkinson manages to get Billy an audition with The Royal Ballet School. In the end, the entire town along with Billy’s father come around and support Billy's dream to become a dancer.. Even though Billy gets in a fight with a dancer at the school, Billy defies the odds and is finally accepted into the Royal Ballet School.


Characters

Male

Lead

Soprano

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone



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Book:
Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 2009
First Produced:
2005
Genres
Drama
Time & Place
early 1980s, county durham, united kingdom
Cast Size
medium
Dancing
Heavy
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes child, early teen, adult, late teen, young adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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