May 19, 2010

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, JUNE 7TH

 PRODUCTION TO HOLD OPEN AUDITIONS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 9-12
IN RALEIGH ON
SATURDAY, JUNE 5 (BOYS) AND SUNDAY, JUNE 6 (GIRLS)

Billy Elliot the Musical will be the season opener of Durham Performing Arts Center’s “Third Spectacular Season” from October 30- November 14, 2010. Individual tickets go on sale beginning June 7, 2010, with two easy ways to purchase at DPACnc.com or 919-680-2787.

Time Magazine’s “Best Musical of the Decade,” Billy Elliot the Musical is brought to life by a phenomenal cast of 45 and the Tony Award-winning creative team – director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall – along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls "HIS BEST SCORE YET!"

Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising passion that inspires his family and his whole community.

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions will be holding open auditions in Raleigh on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6 to find boys and girls ages 9 through 12 to play the roles of ‘Billy’, ‘Michael’ and the ‘ballet girls’ in the North American companies of Billy Elliot the Musical.

The auditions will take place at the Carolina Dance Center (9101 Leesville Rd) in Raleigh. Boys’ auditions will take place on Saturday with sign-up at 11am. Girls’ auditions will take place on Sunday with sign-up at 10 am. Audition requirements are listed below. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend. All must bring photo, resume, sheet music to sing, as well as ballet, tap and jazz shoes.

Boys audition requirements are as follows:
• For the role of Billy, boys should be ages 9-12, strong dancers, especially in ballet. Maximum height is 4'10”. Unbroken voices.
• For the role of Michael, boys should be ages 9-12, a natural actor with a strong singing voice. Funny, a real kid. Tap skills are a plus. Maximum height is 4'10". Unbroken voices.
• Boys should bring a recent photo, resume and sheet music to sing.
• They should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.
• They should bring ballet shoes, jazz shoes and tap shoes, if they have them.
• All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
• This audition is free, there are no fees involved.

Girls audition requirements are as follows:
• Maximum height is 4'10”.
• Strong tap, good ballet and singing.
• Variety of sizes, shapes and types with expressive character and lots of personality are being sought.
• Girls should bring a recent photo, resume and sheet music to sing..
• Girls should wear dance clothes.
• They should bring ballet shoes, jazz shoes and tap shoes.
• All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
• This audition is free, there are no fees involved.

Billy Elliot the Musical opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre (240 West 45th Street) on November 13, 2008 to extraordinary critical acclaim. Billy Elliot was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Lee Hall), Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Gregory Jbara), Best Direction of a Musical (Stephen Daldry), Best Choreography (Peter Darling), Best Orchestrations (Martin Koch), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Ian MacNeil), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Rick Fisher) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Paul Arditti)

Billy Elliot the Musical, based on...

Sat, Oct 30 - Sun, Nov 14, 2010

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Music of Elton John and 10 Time Tony Award Winner Including Best Musical!