Saturday, March 6, 2010

Billy Elliot Tour Heading to North Carolina


Durham — The 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical "Billy Elliot the Musical" will be the opener of DPAC’s third season. It will be on stage at the DPAC Nov. 2-14.

The SunTrust Broadway Series season tickets go on sale March 19. Buy tickets at DPACnc.com or call 919-680-2787.

Based on the film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, "Billy Elliot the Musical" has earned critical acclaim on Broadway including 10 Tony Awards.

It is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising passion that inspires his family and his community.

The production has been awarded 73 national and international awards including 10 Tony Awards, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.

Additional information about "Billy Elliot the Musical" is available at www.billyelliotthemusical.com.

- Herald Sun

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