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Closed November 27, 2011

Much of the power of Billy Elliot as an honest tear-jerker lies in its ability to give equal weight to the sweet dreams of terpsichorean flight and the sourness of a dream-denying reality.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Why See Billy Elliot?

Billy Elliot is on tour and hits the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA, Closed November 27, 2011

The one name on everybody's lips is BILLY.

Billy Elliot The Musical is the new show that has captured Broadway's heart and received the best reviews for any musical in years. Called 'EXTRAORDINARILY UPLIFTING' by Time Out New York and 'INTOXICATING' by The New York Times, Billy Elliot is a joyous, exciting and feel-good celebration of one boy following his heart and making his dreams come true.

Based on the critically acclaimed feature film, Billy Elliot is brought to life by the movie’s original creative team - director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall - along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls 'HIS BEST SCORE YET!'

Come discover for yourself the next great Broadway musical, Billy Elliot.

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Opening night: 16 November 2011


Due to the presence of bad language and violence, the producers of the show recommend that children under the age of 12 not be permitted to attend; however, children above the age of seven will be admitted.

Run time

Two hours 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.

Cast and Creative


Director - Stephen Daldry

Choreographer - Peter Darling

Producer - Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions

Music - Elton John

Lyrics - Lee Hall

Written - Lee Hall



Winner of Ten 2009 Tony Awards!

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

Best Original Score (Elton John and Lee Hall)
Best Costume Design of a Musical (Nicky Gillibrand)

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations (Martin Koch)
Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical (Rick Fisher)
Outstanding Sound Design (Paul Arditti)

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Chason: “Absolutely Incredible!”

Billy Elliot is funny, touching and more! The set designs are amazing,... more


we just had a wonderful trip to the bay area.....the ocean, the chowder,... more

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