Billy Elliot the Musical

oct 5 - oct 28, 2018
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Music by Elton John
Originally Directed by Stephen Daldry
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday
Theatre:
Mainstage

All you really have to do is shine!

Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot the Musical follows young Billy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class.

Based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot, while his widowed father and older brother strike with the miners, Billy secretly finds a passion for dance with the brassy local dance teacher and ballerinas. As Billy’s world becomes overwhelmingly violent, Billy hopes to escape, dreaming of becoming a professional dancer at the Royal Ballet School. While Billy’s loving grandmother encourages his dancing, Billy’s overprotective father and the world’s insensitivity to a situation where a poor boy can make it into a prestigious dance school may stop Billy from achieving his dream.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.


The performance at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Oct. 14 will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.

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