There is something strange happening to theater audience members lately. There are reports of people unable to stop smiling as they leave the theater. This strange phenomenon coincides with a rush on Billy Elliot show tickets being sold out. It may have something to do with the fact that Billy Elliot the Musical was recently honored as the best Broadway show critics have seen all year.
Billy Elliot is a musical version of the British film of the same name and it has done nothing short of wow audiences worldwide. Written by Lee Hall, this solid and sometimes pleasantly surprising adaptation of his own screenplay has touched and pulled on the heartstrings of millions. Teamed with composer Elton John, they have created a functional and pretty good musical score to accompany a solid storyline. However, if one reason must be given to purchase tickets for Billy Elliott it would be thanks to its greatest strength and that is its stars. Three extraordinarily talented boys alternate in the title role of Billy.
Tickets to B. Elliot are tough to come by as the show is selling out all over the world. It’s a well deserved public justification which has Broadway and Tony tipping its hat in recognition. With all of this new found exposure and onslaught of awards, expect the musical Billy Elliot to get even better over time. It isn’t difficult to see this as only the beginning. Winner of ten Tony Awards, the show is labeled as one of the very best of all time. You may consider it a modern classic, no less. Among the awards Billy Elliot won were best musical and best actor.
Billy Elliot the Musical is set during the turbulent economic times of England during a coal miners’ strike. The story is set amongst a small coal mining town on the brink of starvation after being on strike for nearly a year with no end in sight. The plot is centered on the conflict between Billy’s conservative, coal miner father and Billy Elliot who decides he wants to become a ballet dancer. This goes against everything a family of generations-long coal mining roots stands for.
Billy E. the Musical is an amazing experience, full of wonderful dance routines performed by one of three different youngsters who alternate the role every other day for excited audiences. It truly is a well-executed production in numerous ways but it’s main draw which has captivated the imagination of us all is how it sticks to the harsh reality of its accessible and endearing characters. Don’t miss your chance to see this show and get your Billy Elliot theatre tickets now.