Have you ever dreamed something and had everyone say it could not be done then it came true? Best feeling ever right? This is the emotional journey that is at the centre of the play Billy Elliot. For those who saw the film version of it starring Jamie Bell you’ll know what an uplifting experience seeing this young boy’s story unfold before your eyes is. For those out there who think this is about a boy doing ballet you have just got a small portion of the tale.
Set in a small mining town in northern England during the Margaret Thatcher years, this is a story of a boy in a boxing class who discovers that he like dancing better. Ballet dancing to be more precise. This is all set against the backdrop of his town really feeling the economic downturn in England at the time. Despite the protests against a boy doing ballet in the end Billy ends up inspiring everyone around him with his passion for what he is doing.
Inside of all of us there is a dreamer. That part of you will latch onto and love this musical. There is plenty of big name talent behind Billy Elliot. The score has been written by Elton John, choreography by Peter Darling, adapted by Lee Hall, and directed by Stephen Daldry.
-Dates: January 8-13, 2013
-Venue: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier – Place des Arts
-Ticket Purchase: www.billetterie.pda.qc.ca
-Ticket Prices: $31.86, $60.56, $69.26, $77.96, $86.66 (plus handling charges)
-Showtimes: 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.