Artist Series: Billy Elliot! February 26th 2013

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Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous 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 a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever. The show is an amazing smash hit and will be in Jax at the end of February! Joins us after the jump for details.....



JACKSONVILLE, FL – Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater from Tuesday, February 26 – Sunday, March 3 for 8 performances only!
 
Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical.  Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous 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 a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.


 
Currently alternating in the title role are Ben Cook, Drew Minard, Noah Parets and Mitchell Tobin.  Also featured are Janet Dickinson (Mrs. Wilkinson); Rich Hebert (Dad); Patti Perkins (Grandma); Cullen R. Titmas (Tony); Joel Blum (George); Jake Kitchin and Sam Poon (Michael); and Samantha Blaire Cutler (Debbie).
 
The company also includes Craig Bennett, Molly Garner, Christopher M. Howard, Patrick Wetzel, Paul Aguirre, Cal Alexander, Madison Barnes, Damien Brett, Sydney Burtis, Natalie Edwards, Tim Funnell, Richard Gatta, Susan Haefner, Danielle Kelsey, Marisa Kennedy, Patrick Lavallee, Ian Liberto, David Light, Rebecca Marlowe, Cara Massey, Joel Newsome, Brittany Nicholas, Yanna Nikitas, Adam Pelty, Jeffrey Pew, Colin Pritchard, Peyton Royal, Sofia Roma Rubino, Alison Solomon, Carly Tamer, and Brionna Trilling.


 
Ben Brantley of the New York Times says that Billy Elliot “Sends audiences into a mass swoon!”  Time Out says it’s “The most electric and passionate show in years.”  The Daily News calls Billy “So exhilarating that you feel like leaping!” Liz Smith calls the show “Absolutely awesome,” The New York Observer raves that Billy is “The best thing to happen to Broadway in a long while,” and WOR’s Dave Richardson cheers, “All I can say is WOW!
 
BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL’S JACKSONVILLE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Tuesday, February 26th at 7:30PM
Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30PM
Thursday, February 28th at 7:30PM
Friday, March 1st at 8:00PM
Saturday, March 2nd at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sunday, March 3rd at 1:30PM and 7:00PM
 
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 show is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC. The production features 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.  The touring production features direction by Justin Martin and choreography by Kathryn Dunn.
 
Tickets for Billy Elliot the Musical start at $37.00 and are available in person at the Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday, by phone at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) and online 24/7 at www.artistseriesjax.org.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or groupsales@fscj.edu.


 
To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call
The Artist Series Box Office at
(904) 442-BWAY (2929)
(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)
Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the
The Artist Series’ website: www.artistseriesjax.org