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Arts Club Theatre Company Presents BILLY ELLIOT - Choreographer and Director Interviews

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Valerie Easton (Choreographer) and Bill Millerd (Director) on what makes BILLY ELLIOT such a moving, contemporary musical. BILLY ELLIOT Book and lyrics by Lee Hall Music by Elton John Playing until July 10, 2016 Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage THE ELECTRIFYING MUSICAL WITH UNSTOPPABLE FEELING “So exhilarating that at times you feel like leaping” —New York Daily News Based on the acclaimed film, and supported with music by Elton John, Billy Elliot is an inspiring tale of courage, ambition, and overcoming adversity. It’s 1984 and County Durham’s coal miners are set to go on strike when 11-year-old Billy finds his way into Mrs. Wilkinson’s ballet class following his boxing lesson. Enthralled with dance and showing inherent ability, Billy is encouraged to audition for the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London, but he fears the reactions of his father and brother, who are both wrapped up in the escalating strike situation. The astounding winner of 10 Tony Awards, this global musical phenomenon is a theatre experience that will stay with you forever. Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission Contains mature themes and graphic language Tix from $29 available at artsclub.com