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Billy Elliot: The Musical Coming to Atlanta!

I just wanted to let you know about an exciting piece of news for all you theater fans. Billy Elliot the Musical will be here this week playing at the FOX! I am going on Tuesday night, so I will let you know what I think of it. This is another musical that I have never seen, nor heard the music so I can’t wait to see it. My best friend and I will be eating at a restaurant downtown before the musical to have some girl-time. We haven’t decided where we’re eating. Where’s your favorite place to eat down by the Fox?

In the meantime, here is the Press Release I received from Brave Public Relations, so you can find out more about it and purchase your own ticket!

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Press Release from Brave Public Relations: 

NETworks Presentations, LLC brings the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from March 13-18, 2012, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2011-12 season.  Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim on Broadway including 10 Tony Awards.

Prices start at $28. Tickets can be purchased through authorized ticket sellers at the Fox Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.broadwayinatlanta.com or by phone at 1-800-982-2787.  Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

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 talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

Ben Brantley of the New York Times says that Billy Elliot “Sends audiences into a mass swoon!”  Time Out says it’s “The most electric and passionate show in years.”  The Daily News calls Billy “So exhilarating that you feel like leaping!” Liz Smith calls the show “Absolutely awesome,” The New York Observer raves that Billy is “The best thing to happen to Broadway in a long while,” and WOR’sDave Richardson cheers, “All I can say is WOW!

The production features original direction by Stephen Daldry, choreography by Peter Darling, scenic design by Ian MacNeil, associate direction by Julian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.  Touring production direction by Justin Martin and choreography Kathryn Dunn. The show was originally produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions.

The production has been awarded 81 national and international awards including ten Tony Awards, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.

 The performance schedule for Billy Elliot the Musical at The Fox Theatre is:

Tuesday, March 13                       8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14                  8 p.m.

Thursday, March 15                      8 p.m.

Friday, March 16                          8 p.m.

Saturday, March 17                      2 p.m., 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 18                        1 pm., 6:30 p.m.

The production has been awarded 81 national and international awards including ten Tony Awards, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.

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