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Billy Elliot Preview Night

July 7, 2016 8:00PM  to  July 7, 2016 10:00PM

Thursday, July7 | 8 p.m. | Mackey Theater | General Admission | Cost: $10

Billy Elliot the Musical, Beck Center for the Arts

  • Music by Elton John; Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall; Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film
  • Directed by Scott Spence; Musical Direction by Larry Goodpaster; Choreographed by Martín Céspedes
  • Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • Run time 2 hours 30 minutes (including intermission)
  • PG-13 for strong language
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"Does almost everything a musical should do, and more!" - TIME Magazine

 

Based on the 2000 Academy Award nominated film and winner of 10 Tony Awards in 2009 including Best Musical, Billy Elliot is the story of a young boy in a depressed mining town in England. Set during the 1984 miner’s strike, the show follows Billy, the youngest child of a blue-collar family that has recently lost its Mum, as he discovers his unlikely and extraordinary gift for ballet. While his family takes to the picket lines, Billy secretly begins to study the art of dance. As Billy blossoms and thrives, the world and lives around him continue to wither. His only escape may be the prestigious Royal Ballet School, a place no working-class boy has ever gone, or been allowed to go to, before. **This production contains strong language**

 

Please be aware that Billy Elliot the Musical is not entirely family-friendly. Although this is the story of a young boy, it may not be suitable for all viewers. Dramatizations of the 1984 miners’ strike include mildly violent riots, and some scenes contain strong language spoken by adult and child actors. The overall theme, content, and story are not violent or derogatory, but some audience members may find it offensive or unsuitable for children.

COX Communications Beck Center Sponsor Billy Elliot John P Murphy Foundation Beck Center Sponsor Billy Elliot

CAC 4c NEW 27may09OAClogo50_WEBProgramming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

 

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