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‘Billy Elliot the Musical’

2011 November 12
by Susan Asher

Forget Santa Claus. “Billy Elliot” is coming to town!

Tickets go on sale Sunday for the Tony Award-winning musical that knocked me to my feet and toes dancing when the cast performed at The Tony Awards.

The show won not two, not three, no not even six Tony Awards. It took home ten Tony Awards!

Billy Elliot the Musical is the 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 ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community, and changes his life forever.

The music is by Sir Elton John and book and lyrics are by Lee Hall. The production features original direction by Stephen Daldry, choreography by Peter Darling, scenic design by Ian MacNeil, associate direction by Julian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.  Touring production direction by Justin Martin and choreography Kathryn Dunn. The show was originally produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions.

The production has been awarded 81 national and international awards including ten Tony Awards, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.

The performance schedule for Billy Elliot the Musical at The Fox Theatre is:

Tuesday, March 13                       8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14                  8 p.m.

Thursday, March 15                      8 p.m.

Friday, March 16                          8 p.m.

Saturday, March 17                      2 p.m., 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 18                        1 pm., 6:30 p.m.

 

The production has been awarded 81 national and international awards including ten Tony Awards, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.

Prices start at $28. Tickets can be purchased through authorized ticket sellers at the Fox Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, online atwww.broadwayinatlanta.com or by phone at 1-800-982-2787.  Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

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

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