Aspiring dancers and actors say they are "living on adrenalin" after wowing spectators in a well-liked musical. On the Regent Theater in a production of Billy Elliot, a cast of 46 performers from North Staffordshire and South Cheshire have been taking to the stage. The show put on by Stage Productions has seen crowds flocking to the Hanley venue, where an additional performance has been scheduled to cope with demand. Sneyd Green dancer Aaron Bryan, aged 12, has taken the role of Billy Elliot, says he can't get over his first big taste of fame. An Amateur production of wonderful musical Billy Elliot has leapt onto the Regent Theatre stage in Hanley this week. Stage Productions presents the fantastic new youth theatre adaptation of the smash hit West End musical set in the North East of England against the background of the miners’ strike, as Billy follows his obsession for dance in secret to avoid the disapproval of his struggling family. Stage Productions has formerly performed We Will Rock You and Oliver. On the Hanley stage. The show runs until Saturday. Performances start at 7.30pm.
The great exciting news for the fans of Billy Elliot, Brush off your dancing shoes, Toronto Billy Elliot the Musical is finally coming to town. It has announced on Wednesday that a Toronto run of the hit London and Broadway show would begin previews at the Canon Theatre on Jan. 28, 2011 as part of the Mirvish subscription season. The cast performing in Toronto will be largely that of the first national touring company, which will close its successful run in Chicago on Jan. 18. Though, the Star has learned there is a very strong possibility that Torontonian Kate Hennig, now starring in the show on Broadway as Mrs. Wilkinson, Billy’s dance teacher, will join the production when it opens here. One of the multiple Billys now playing the role in Chicago, Cesar Corrales, is a Canadian of Cuban and Mexican heritage who studied at the National Ballet School, is also expected to remain with the company. No official closing date has been announced for Toronto, but the next stop scheduled for the touring company is San Francisco in September 2011.The fans are excited to see Billy Elliot live on stage.
Wow! The Talented and very young performers will soon be hitting the stage in Barking in the hit musical Billy Elliot. 75-strong casts from Youth-On-Stage, based in south Essex are putting on their version of the show at The Broadway from Wednesday to Saturday; Based on the 2000 feature film, Billy Elliot is an encouraging story of one boy's dream to realize his ballet dancing ambition against the odds. Set in a northern mining town against the backdrop of the miners' strike of 1984/85, the story follows Billy as he follows his passion for ballet in secret. The great musical show Billy Elliot" will likely be in Toronto until the fall of 2011, after which it will head to San Francisco. Stephen Daldry, the director of the show, was recently named a top creative executive of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.