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Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce 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 AssociateBrenda Didier, with Co-Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic AssociateLinda 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.

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: Michael Courier

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Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving
Shanesia Davis as "Mrs. Wilkinson" and ensemble

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving
Iris Lieberman as "Grandma" and Jacob Kaiser as "Billy Elliot"

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving
Lincoln Seymour as "Billy Elliot" and Shanesia Davis as "Mrs. Wilkinson"

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving
Shanesia Davis as "Mrs. Wilkinson," Jacob Kaiser as "Billy Elliot" and ensemble

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving
Sean Fortunato as "Dad"

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving
Lincoln Seymour as "Billy Elliot"

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving
Jacob Kaiser as "Billy Elliot"

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving
Sean Fortunato as "Dad" and Lincoln Seymour as "Billy Elliot"

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Will Continue to Dance Through Thanksgiving
Lincoln Seymour as "Billy Elliot" and Nicole Cready as "Mum"


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