Billy Elliot the Musical is the celebration of a boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, Billy stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising passion inspiring his both family and community. The Tony award winning musical comes to Vancouver from April 2-7, 2013.
Based on the international smash-hit film, Billy Elliot the Musical is brought to life by a phenomenal cast of 45 singers, dancers and actors. Director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall, along with music legend Elton John, has written what the New York Post calls “His best score yet!”.
Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production has been awarded 81 national and international awards including ten Tony Awards, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.
The Daily News calls Billy “So exhilarating that you feel like leaping!” Liz Smith calls the show “Absolutely awesome,” The New York Observer raves that Billy is “The best thing to happen to Broadway in a long while,” and WOR’s Dave Richardson cheers, “All I can say is WOW!”
The show is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, associate direction by Julian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch. Touring production direction is by Justin Martin and choreography is by Kathryn Dunn.
The performance runs April 2-7, 2013 in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Billy Elliot plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm; Saturday matinee at 2:00pm; Sunday matinee at 1:00pm and Sunday evening at 7:30pm.
Tickets for Billy Elliot vary in range depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase and start at $35.00. Tickets go on-sale 10:00am, January 21, 2013, through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or call toll-free 1.855.985.5000.
Billy Elliot in Vancouver, presented by Broadway Across Canada, is part of a five city tour in Canada including dates in Ottawa January 1 – 6, 2013, Montreal January 8 – 13, 2013, Edmonton March 19 – 24, 2013 and Calgary March 26 – 31, 2013.