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 touching beautiful tale. Great dancing and score. Enchanting and uplifting.
Don't see it if you don't like dancing, children or British themes.
See it if you love dance and want to experience a truly heartfelt story.
Don't see it if you don't appreciate big dance numbers or want to hear harsh language used.
See it if you'd enjoy a family-oriented show. Heart-breaking yet glorious. Some numbers were magically choreographed, & E John's music is magnificent.
Don't see it if you don't like movies turned into musicals, or are married to the movie. Trust, it WORKS. Lee Hall's lyrics will break your heart, lovingly.
See it if You like epic musicals. Far reaching story of British coal miners strike, Margret Thatcher and ballet. A boy fights for a life he wants.
Don't see it if You have no feelings for unions and workers, children's struggles to find themselves in alien environments.
See it if you are looking for a family friendly musical with a heartfelt story & wonderful dance numbers
Don't see it if You are not a fan of the movie or if you do not care for family dramas, coming of age stories.
See it if you have a heart / you liked the movie / you are looking for a touching coming-of-age story
Don't see it if you dislike big dance numbers / you hate British accents
See it if you like spectacular dancing (ballet style) in an epic style show, which is original, moving, and very smart
Don't see it if you only like comedies or don't enjoy original, intelligent, and beautifully staged shows.
See it if you love the movie. It's a great adaptation with a great score, choreography and performances!
Don't see it if inspiring stories about a small town boy following his dreams leaves you cold.
See it if this show it's pure perfection.Brilliant, funny, devastating,& profound. The music by Elton John deeply enhanced the beauty of this story.
Don't see it if I can not think of any reason to skip this show, I think everyone will enjoy it.
See it if you're a fan of the movie or you love dancing. This has adult themes but a really good message for kids too. Makes you want to stand & cheer
Don't see it if you have a hard time with British accents, or if you fight the urge to cry during shows (you'll lose here).
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 You want to be put in awe at the talent of the children onstage. The dancing was phenomenal! The music catchy, and visuals powerful.
Don't see it if You don't like Elton John's poppy score.
See it if For any of the "Billys." Dance heavy role is so intense they cast 3 at a time. Easily the star. Good introduction to the Miners strike too.
Don't see it if You struggle with Northern British accents, know the movie too well, insist on memorable songs save one. Best for a lovely night out.
See it if you can't seem to find your copy of the movie. The stage version is nice, but the movie tells the story better. The dancing was amazing.
Don't see it if you need memorable tunes in your musicals. The score fell flat for me.
See it if Surprisingly, I landed a good seat for BILLY ELLIOT (thanx Mom), but had a hard time understanding the thick North-England accents??
Don't see it if Don't go if U don't like watching kids on Broadway, or if U don't like ballet or Elton John's style of music<-songs sound like his pop hits
See it if If you love a Rocky, rising like a phoenix story, with adorable children and a moving story. You'll tap you feet and cheer for Billy.
Don't see it if You have no soul:-) Or dislike Elton John or child actors.
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 an uplifting coming-of-age musical about a young boy dreaming of becoming a ballet dancer. Great acting, singing, staging. Amazing.
Don't see it if you can't understand a thick Geordie accent. There's a lot of swearing. You want a traditional peppy musical.
See it if If you enjoy great dancing and wonderful performances.
Don't see it if If you want a truly deep story where all the songs are relevant and further plot/character.