Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre

Performances run through March 24, 2024.

By: Feb. 17, 2024
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Paramount Theatre rings in 2024 with a new production of the coming-of-age tale Billy Elliot: The Musical, set to the music of Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, directed by Trent Stork. Performances are February 7-March 24, 2024. Opening Night was Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m.

Check out production photos below!

Meet Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old English boy who stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. His surprise love for dance must be hidden at all costs, especially from his coal miner father. With help from his sharp-tongued teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, Billy gets the chance to attend a prestigious ballet school and must decide what is most important: doing what he loves or doing what other people want. 

Performing the title role requires a “triple-threat” young performer who can act, sing and is a highly-trained ballet dancer. Paramount has found their Billy, two of them in fact, Neo Del Corral and Sam Duncan, who will alternate in the role.

Del Corral, a veteran dancer at Miami City Ballet, has played Billy in productions in Florida and California. Duncan, from Connecticut, making his Billy debut, has many credits including John in Fun Home, the young prince in Public Theatre's Richard III, plus TV appearances on Saturday Night Live and What We Do in the Shadows. 

Principal cast members include Michelle Aravena (Mrs. Wilkinson), Ron E. Rains (Dad), Barbara Robertson (Grandma) and Spencer Milford (Tony).

Youth performers are Gabriel Lafazan (Michael), Omi Lichtenstein and Elin Joy Seiler (rotating as Debbie), Charlie Long and Archer Geye (rotating as Tall Boy/Posh Boy), Levi Merlo and Eli Vander Griend (rotating as Small Boy), Ava Barabasz and Nina Poulimas (rotating as Angela Robson), Maya Keane and Meena Sood (rotating as Julie Hope), Avelyn Choi and Asha Dale Hopman (rotating as Keeley Gibson), Jojo Nabwangu and Willa Zatzenbloom (rotating as Margaret Gormley), Annabel Finch and Katie Romanski (rotating as Sharon Percy), Alexandria Rose Bell and Kavia Suri Kakodkar (rotating as Susan Parks), and Jordyn Helvie and Piper Sobel (rotating as Tracey Atkinson).

The ensemble features Brian Bandura, Lydia Burke, Joe Foust, Neil Friedman, Nathan Gallop, Jared David Michael Grant, Dakota Hughes, Brian Hupp, Conor Jordan, Christopher Kelley, Chris Khoshaba, Kevin Kuska, Michael Earvin Martin, Matt Miles, Liz Pazik, Concetta Russo and Jennie Sophia.  

Photo Credit: Liz Lauren

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Neo Del Corral

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Neo Del Corra, Michelle Aravena, and Jennie Sophia

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Neo Del Corral, Michelle Aravena, and Company

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Neo Del Corral, Michelle Aravena, and Company

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Dakota Hughes, Neo Del Corral, and Michelle Aravena

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Jennie Sophia and Neo Del Corral

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Neo Del Corral

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Company

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Ron E. Rains, Spencer Milford, and Company

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Michelle Aravena

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Sam Duncan and Christopher Kelly

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Sam Duncan and Christopher Kelly

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Sam Duncan and Christopher Kelly

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Sam Duncan and Christopher Kelly

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Sam Duncan

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Gabriel Lafazan and Sam Duncan

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Gabriel Lafazan and Sam Duncan

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Ron E. Rains and Sam Duncan

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Michelle Aravena, Sam Duncan, and Company

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Sam Duncan and Company

Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre
Sam Duncan




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