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Billy Elliot The Musical

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by Belinda Price (subscribe)
Arts & Entertainment Lover in Ballarat.
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Dance with Billy Elliot when it opens at the Regent Theatre from 20 February to 19 April, 2020.

Billy Elliot: The Musical is based on the 2000 film of the same name. Featuring the music from the legendary Elton John, and the book and lyrics of Lee Hall.

Set against the backdrop of the 1984/85 miners' strike; the story follows Billy, a working-class boy whose journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family, the whole community and changes his life forever.

Image supplied by Lucky Star Media. Photo by James D Morgan/Getty Images.

Sharing the lead role of Billy Elliot are Omar Abiad, River Mardesic, Wade Neilsen and Jamie Rogers. All four boys made their professional debut playing this role.

Starring as the tough but supportive ballet teacher Mrs Wilkinson is Lisa Sontag. Playing the role of Billy's stoic father is Justin Smith while the eccentric Grandma is Vivien Davies. Performing the role as Billy's hot-headed brother, Tony is Drew Livingston and Robert Grubb stars as George, a miner and the town's boxing coach.

Other adult cast members include Dean Vince (Mr Braithwaite), Danielle Everett (Dead Mum), Aaron Smyth (Older Billy), Damien Bermingham (Big Davy). Also appearing will be Justin Anderson, Jordana Beatty, Dion Bilios, Josh Gardiner, Isabel Hawthorne, Matt Heyward, Barbara Hughes, Caroline Kaspar, Alexander 'Zan' Kermond, Zo Komazec, Sarah Kate Landy, Michael Lindner, JaymeJo Massoud, Joe Miller, Joshua Russell, David Sirianni, Lisa Sontag, Tahlia Tracey, Darren Tyler and Paul Whiteley.

Image supplied by Lucky Star Media. Photo by James D Morgan/Getty Images.

The children's cast includes Mason Kidd, Hamish Monger, Oscar Mulcahy, James Sonnemann in the role of Michael. Alternating in the role of Debbie are Chanel Charles, Gabrielle Daggar and Ella Tebbutt. Other members include Sienna Balewai, Tiarne Evans, Mia Jonson, Jamie Kelly, Melody Kurniawan, Tahlia McGregor, Sienna Miroforidis, Mica Santos, Indianna Thompson and Zoe Tsang.

Some of the musical numbers include The Stars Look Down, Grandma's Song, Expressing Yourself, Born to Boogie, Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher, He Could Be a Star, Electricity, Once We Were Kings and The Letter.

Come and celebrate the world of ballet with Billy when it's staged at Regent Theatre from 20 February to 19 April 2020.
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Why? Celebrate the 10th Anniversary Australian tour
When: 20 February - 19 April
Phone: 1300 111 011
Where: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne
Cost: $79.00 to $252.00 plus booking fee
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