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Broadway Record-Breaking BILLY ELLIOT The Musical Makes its Debut at Rivertown Theaters Today

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Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts very proudly presents the 1st new production and regional premiere of the award record-breaking Billy Elliot The Musical opening January 13 through January 29, 2017,

Time called it a "triumph"; critic Liz Smith termed it "breathtakingly brilliant" and "absolutely, unequivocally awesome"; the NY Daily News said it was "so exhilarating that at times you feel like leaping"; the New York Post said it was "almost like being in love" and termed it "amusing, perfect and passionate" and "the best show you will ever see"; and the Los Angeles Times called it a "global theatrical phenomenon."

In New York, Billy Elliot The Musical won ten Tony Awards and ten Drama Desk Awards, including in each case, Best Musical. The production received fifteen Tony Award nominations, tying with The Producers for most nominations ever received by a Broadway show before Hamilton, and winning ten.

Millions of fans... Thousands of standing ovations...... this is Billy Elliot The Musical, the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" based on the international smash-hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. Adult language, recommended for mature audiences.

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL CAST:

Character / Actor
Billy- Marcel Cavaliere
Ms.Wilkinson - Liz Argus
Jackie Elliot - Mike Harkins
Tony Elliot - Bryce Slocumb
Grandma- Becki Davis

Michael - Ryan Smith
George - Lou Dudoussat
Mr. Braithwaite - Kevin Murphy
Debbie - Meredith Charbonnet
Lesley - Allee Peck
Big Davey - Brian Rosenthal
Mum - Kelly Fouchi

Female Ensemble -

Emilie Redmann
Jacquelyn Achord

Male Ensemble:
Dwayne Sepcich
Jason Picus -Favre
Greg Nacozy
Donald Loupe jr
Trevor Brown
Deiveon Matrinsen
Drew Arnold
Earl Scioneaux
Trey Lagan
Michael Dendy
Zak Moses
James St. Juniors

Ballet Girls:
Savannah Fouchi
Tess Fouchi
Diana Ledet
Meredith Charbonnet
Annie Carr
Ellie Kuchler
Daisey Mackey
Abigail Rondey
Lauren McMahon
Kelly Laines
Mary Clare Eastland
Harlie Stevens
Margo Esquival

Young Male Ensemble:
Allen Boudreaux
Ballet Boy- Clay Kinler
Older Billy - Kirk Gagnon
Small Boy- Will Danflous

CREATIVE TEAM:
Director - Kelly Fouchi
Choreographers - Karen Hebert, Annie Taffaro, Ashley Schmidt
Musical Director- Alan Payne
Set Designer- Eric Porter
Costume Designer - Erin Routh
Stage Manager - Meghan Shea
Lighting Designer - Melissa Martinez
Propsmaster- Nathanael Trahan

Show Dates and Times:

Opening Week January 13 & 14 at 8:00 pm and January 15 at 2:00 pm

2nd Week January 20 & 21 at 8:00 pm and January 22 at 2:00 pm

3rd Week January 26, 27 & 28 at 8:00 pm and January 29 at 2:00 pm

Individual Ticket prices: $44.00 - Adults $41.90- Seniors $39.80 - Students. including taxes.

Corporate and Individual sponsorships, season tickets, group and military discounts are available as well. To purchase, please call the Box Office: (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221 or visit www.RivertownTheaters.com

Location: Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is located at 325 Minor St. in the heart of Kenner's historic Rivertown district. Plenty of free parking is available on the streets around the theater.

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts kicked off its inaugural "BROADWAY SERIES AT RIVERTOWN" SCHEDULE FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON with a new name, a new management company, Theatre 13, and new artistic directors, Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi. The mission of Theatre 13 is to bring new and exciting productions to the New Orleans area while providing

local theater artists an opportunity to perform and create, as well as teach and showcase the talents of children of all ages.

Now in its multiple award-winning fifth season, Theatre 13 is producing a wide range of professional theatrical performances, from Broadway musicals to children's theater for Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts.


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