The Orpheum Presents BILLY ELLIOT, Now thru September 23

Through sponsorship by Harrah's, the Orpheum presents BILLY ELLIOT, tonight, September 18-23.

BILLY ELLIOT is the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be called "THE BEST SHOW YOU'LL EVER SEE" by the New York Post and honored with ten 2009 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL. Since its 2005 London debut, which was followed by acclaimed productions in Sydney, New York, Melbourne, Chicago, Seoul, Toronto, and on tour across America, BILLY ELLIOT has delighted the critics, swept the awards and captured the hearts of over 7.5 million people worldwide.

Set in a small English town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent for dance that inspires his family and his whole community, and changes his life forever.

Based on the internationally acclaimed film, BILLY ELLIOT is brought to life by a phenomenal cast of 45 performers and the Tony Award-winning creative team - director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall - along with music legend Elton John, whose score is called "show-stopping and electric" by The New York Times. It's your turn to experience this joyous celebration of one boy's journey against the odds to make his dreams come true.

BILLY ELLIOT is most appropriate for children 8 years of age or older. It contains strong language and some scenes of confrontation between policemen and miners.

ACT I - 85 minutes ACT II - 70 minutes

Broadway 101 for the Thursday night performance includes a ticket to the performance, admission into master class and dinner for just $45.

Performances run tonight, September 18-23.  If you are a travel agency, tour operator, school, church, business or just someone arranging an outing for a group of friends and want to see the very best Broadway has to offer, the Orpheum Theatre can provide great seats and discounts for booking your group in advance. See the special advantages of groups at Orpheum Theatre.  For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.orpheum-memphis.com/events/detail/billy-elliot/.



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