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Billy Elliot: The Musical

From 445 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

About the show

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.



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100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if Brillant acting

Don't see it if you don’t like men in tights

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound, Riveting

See it if you love the movie, want to revisit this amazing journey

Don't see it if you hate the film

100
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You LOVE dancing and if you want to see some amazing acting/dancing from child actors! One of my favorite shows!

Don't see it if Go see it!!!

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

100
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Clever

See it if You have a chance to watch this anywhere it's showing!

Don't see it if You don't like cursing..

100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Must see, Masterful

See it if You want to see one of the greatest musicals of all time.

Don't see it if No reason, it's perfect.

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to see a contemporary classic.

Don't see it if i literally can't think of a reason someone wouldn't like it.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

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.

100
Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you wanna see my alltime favorite musical.

Don't see it if ... you are tired and need to go to bed.

100
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Intense, Profound

See it if You like stories about overcoming great odds to succeed

Don't see it if You don't like ballet

100
Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Quirky

See it if you want your life to be changed. This show changed my life.

Don't see it if you are homophobic, or you don't want to cry about a young boy's mother.

100
Clever, Exquisite, Funny, Great writing, Masterful

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"

100
Exquisite, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

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.

100
Heartwarming, Great dancing, Must see, Refreshing, Absorbing

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.

100
Entertaining, Refreshing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Adorable and great show

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

100
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you love a great show, great singing and dancing

Don't see it if You only like light and fluffy shows

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Epic, Must see, Riveting

See it if You love dancing and expressing yourself in the arts, and if you are and Elton John fan.

Don't see it if You hate dancing and that's it.

100
Thought-provoking, Original, Masterful, Indulgent, Absorbing

See it if You love dance and believe that all sexes can do dance.

Don't see it if You dislike the idea of boys dancing.

100
Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Must see

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.

100
Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Phenomenal dancing

See it if You love amazing dancing

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. If you do, you'll LOVE Billy Elliot, which is my favorite of all time

100
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Original, Must see

See it if You love dancing and music

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of dancing

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

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.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Riveting

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

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Funny, Must see

See it if you want to be blown away by an amazing theater experience.

Don't see it if you are close minded or a big Margaret Thatcher fan.

100
Enchanting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Profound

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