Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Ogunquit Playhouse and Broadway Casts Unite

July 11
3:20 PM 2014

Members from the former Broadway, National Tour and Chicago productions of Billy Elliot the Musical came to the July 10th performance of Ogunquit Playhouse production. Among the cast members pictured from Ogunquit's production are Noah Parets (Billy), Sam Faulkner (Billy), Anastasia Barzee (Mrs. Wilkinson), Armand Schultz (Dad), Joel Blum (George), Dale Soules (Grandma), Stephen Hanna (Older Billy), and Anthony Festa (Tony). The honored guests pictured are Tony Award Winner, Trent Kowalick (original Broadway Billy Elliot) Tommy Batchelor, (Billy, Broadway and the National Tour), Thommie Retter (Mr. Braithwaite, Broadway), as well as Broadway cast members Brianna Fragomenti, Kara Oates, Annabelle Kempf and Chicago's Small Boy, Mark Page.

Billy Elliot is one of the most celebrated and award winning musicals of its time. It has dazzled audiences around the world with its astounding dance performances, Elton John's spectacular score and powerful story set against the background of the bitter, and sometimes violent, miner's strike that economically devastated northern England in 1984. While Billy's father and older brother struggle with the strike, 11 year-old Billy discovers his talents and passion lie in ballet class. His struggle begins when he tries to convince his family and community the only hope for his dream to come true is to audition for the Royal Ballet.

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