This Tony Award winner is based on the 2000 movie, with music by Elton John. More…
Set in a northern mining town, 'Billy Elliot' is the inspirational story of a young boy who trades in his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. This production opened in 2005 to rave reviews and won ten Tony Awards as well as ten Drama Desk Awards.
See it if Those Billys have such raw talent. It was amazing to see them singing and dancing up on the stage. It's hard to believe they're only kids.
Don't see it if You don't want to see talented kids killing it on stage.
See it if you love musicals, especially dance musicals, You enjoy musicals with a strong social message or spectacular dancing.
Don't see it if you hate musicals or dance musicals. If you hated the film, probably best to skip it. If you really loved Margaret Thatcher.
Also Saw the London production.
See it if You enjoy a story of true talent overcoming all kinds of obstacles and reaching for the stars.
Don't see it if You don't like Elton John's music and get annoyed of the very concept of the working class's "solidarity forever"
See it if you love the movie. want to see a brilliant story of family and community and following ones dreams.
Don't see it if you are obsessed with masculinity. Do not like singing and dancing.
See it if you care about fulfilling dreams in a realistic setting. Moving, emotional, loved the tunes & the boy who played Billy.
Don't see it if you can't suspend a little disbelief for a few hours.
See it if Surprised to say it instantly became my favorite show EVER! Moving story, talented cast, incredible score by Elton John. Sad it closed!
Don't see it if I can't imagine a world where someone wouldn't want to see this.
See it if you love a gritty and intense English story with intense accent-work, you love Elton John, want jaw dropping dance numbers.
Don't see it if you are a fan of Margaret Thatcher, are not down with boys dancing or dressing like women or homosexuality, not for the douchebags.
See it if You enjoy watching dance. These kids are beyond talented dancers, actors AND singers, and are sure to make you fall in love with this show.
Don't see it if You are not entertained by talented kids
See it if If you want to see an incredible story that makes you laugh and cry; sympathize with characters; experience a phenomenal score and book live
Don't see it if May be inappropriate for children under 8
See it if you want a beautifully written, wonderfully acted masterpiece. Its heartbreaking and naturalistic, funny at appropriate times.
Don't see it if you want a short show, this dragged on a little bit too long. you don't like naturalism. you want a show with happy subject matter.