WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Billy Elliot the Musical is based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot and features music by Elton John with book and lyrics by the film's screenplay writer, Lee Hall. Winner of both the Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical is an inspirational story set in an English mining town during the miners' strike of 1984-85. Billy Elliot takes a journey from the boxing ring to a ballet class to make his dreams come true while challenging the long-held beliefs of his hometown. Along the way, he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community, and changes his life forever.