This smash hit is based on the 2000 British film of the same name. Make sure to get your Billy Elliot tickets to see this Tony Award-winning musical on tour!
Since 2005, the smash hit musical Billy Elliot has captivated audiences from all across the world. Broadway World says, "Billy Elliot is a textbook case of how to do musical theatre and succeed." Set during the 1984 UK Coal Miner's Strike, the story tells of Billy, a working class boy who desires to be a ballet dancer but is opposed by his miner father Jackie and brother Tony. Audiences "Shine" with excitement as Billy straps on the ballet shoes and becomes a world class dancer!
Billy Elliot has won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as ten Drama Desk Awards, seven Helpmann Awards, and five Olivier Awards. The musical has been the recipient of rave reviews and over two dozen awards. It has won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, and that's just getting started! The musical has also won awards in the United Kingdom and Australia. The story is based on the 2000 British drama film of the same name, and the book is written by Lee Hall, who also wrote the film.
In the working class world of 1984, boys were expected to be masculine, work in the coal mines, and love to box. But Billy is a terrible boxer who secretly wants to dance. One day, he wanders into Mrs. Wilkinson's ballet class. The students are all girls, but Billy is intrigued. He starts sneaking to ballet classes without telling his family, who are too busy with the coal strikes to notice anything at first. The audiences at Billy Elliot shows know that it's only a matter of time before Dad finds out his son dances ballet, and that will change everything. The show is incredibly popular, so get Billy Elliot tickets now.