Get your dancing shoes on Gold Coast, Billy Elliot is coming to town; this heartwarming coming-of-age story will take to the stage from July 1 at the Star..
This is going to be the biggest show yet for theatrical powerhouse Matt Ward, with a production value expected to be over $2m; they are in the midst of casting three young actors to play Billy Elliot, with exceptional ballet technique, outstanding tap, and acrobatic abilities. They’re looking for a “triple threat” – someone who can sing, act, dance their heart out, and connect with the audience.
Set in a Northern English mining town during the 1984-85 miner strikes, The story follows Billy, an 11-year-old coal miner’s son who discovers his love of dance and ballet and his battle to pursue his passion against the pressure to conform to his circumstances.
The award-winning musical isn’t just about the stunning on-stage performances but is supported by a sensational musical score written entirely by the legendary Sir Elton John.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is thrilled to be welcoming “Billy Elliot” to the city.
“Billy Elliot is one of those stories that never leaves a dry eye, and I have no doubt Matt Ward will again produce something very special with this musical.”
Matt Ward says that the message of “Billy Elliot” is all about accepting yourself and never giving up your dreams. The story is universal and will resonate with everyone’s inner child
“Billy Elliot is a universal story that will resonate with everyone’s inner child. We all battle inner dialogue, self doubt and external pressures to live our best lives and achieve our wildest dreams”.
“Whether you want to be a musician, makeup artist, dancer – if you dare to dream it, you can do it. Don’t listen to what anyone else says, and that’s part of the message of this musical: You can do it”.
Don’t miss out on Billy Elliot the Musical at the Star Gold Coast!
Register now for pre-sale tickets at www.billyelliotmusical.com.au and experience the heartwarming musical story of a young boy who discovers his passion for ballet and fights to follow his dreams.