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Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have just announced the extension of Billy Elliot the Musical through Sunday, Nov. 26. Billy Elliot the Musical with music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall is directed and co-choreographed by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Co-Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.

The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. The added Thanksgiving week schedule is Friday, Nov. 24 at 4 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.

Check out photos from opening night below!

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.

Photo credit: Austin Packard

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Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
Co-Choreographer Craig V. Miller, Director and Co-Choreographer Brenda Didier and Music Director Linda Madonia

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
Jacob Kaiser, Peyton Owen and Lincoln Seymour

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
Nicole Cready, Sean Fortunato, Adam Fane (Bottom) Jacob Kaiser, Lincoln Seymour and Iris Lieberman

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
The child ensemble cast

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
Princess Isis Z. Lang and Shanesia Davis

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
The adult ensemble cast



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