Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Billy Elliot in Triplicate on First Birthday
Thursday marks the first birthday for Billy Elliot - The Musical, the celebrated London production that's directed by Stephen Daldry, with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Sir Elton John. To commemorate the anniversary, all three of the original young actors who portrayed the title character (alternating each night) -- Liam Mower, George Maguire and James Lomas -- will appear for the first time during same performance. Maguire was the exhilarating actor I had a chance to see last November, and he sang and danced and danced and danced his way into the hearts of everyone that accompanied me. This breathtaking musical is more than worth the trip to London, and with the best music to come from Sir Elton in years, I heartily recommend picking up the original cast CD regardless of whether you can make the journey.
Click here for tickets.
SOB's Best of 2005-06: #8 - Billy Elliot The Musical (Victoria Palace Theatre, London, UK) (May 18, 2006)
Critics Sink Their Fangs Into Lestat (April 26, 2006)