Billy Elliot dances its way to Sacramento
Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations LLC bring multi-award-winning “Billy Elliot the Musical” to Sacramento, April 9-14.
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 10 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.
In addition to the Tony Award for Best Musical, “Billy Elliot the Musical” received the award for Best Direction of a Musical (Stephen Daldry); Best Book of a Musical (Lee Hall); Best Choreography (Peter Darling); Best Orchestrations (Martin Koch); Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Ian MacNeil); Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Rick Fisher); Best Sound Design of a Musical (Paul Arditti); Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish); Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Gregory Jbara).
The production has been awarded 81 national and international awards including 10 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. Touring production direction is by Justin Martin and choreography is by Kathryn Dunn.
Billy Elliot the Musical will be on stage at Community Center Theater, 13th & L St. in downtown Sacramento, April 9-14. Tickets range from $24 to $99 and are on sale now. Call (916) 557-1999 or visit the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H St., Sacramento. Tickets are also available at Community Center Theater Box Office, 13th & L Street, Sacramento, (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com. Evening performances are Tuesday, April 9, through Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m.; matinee performances are Thursday, April 11, Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. For more information visit BroadwaySacramento.com or BillyElliotTour.com.