In the working class world of 1984, boys were expected to be masculine, work in the coal mines, and love to box. But Billy is a terrible boxer who secretly wants to dance. One day, he wanders into Mrs. Wilkinson’s ballet class. The students are all girls, but Billy is intrigued. He starts sneaking to ballet classes without telling his family, who are too busy with the coal strikes to notice anything at first. The audiences at Billy Elliot shows know that it’s only a matter of time before Dad finds out his son dances ballet, and that will change everything.
The musical has been the recipient of rave reviews and over two dozen awards. It has won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, and that’s just getting started! The musical has also won awards in the United Kingdom and Australia. The story is based on the 2000 British drama film of the same name, and the book is written by Lee Hall, who also wrote the film. The show is incredibly popular, so get Billy Elliot tickets now.