BWW Interviews: Toronto's BILLY ELLIOTs Talk 'My Favourite Things'

 

The Toronto Production of Billy Elliot has its official opening night tonight, and BWW is going to be on hand to get all the details and red carpet fun for our readers. We also caught up with the four boys who are sharing the lead role of Billy, to talk to them about some of their favourite things. These boys are tremendous talents, with the ability to sing, dance, act and carry the Tony Award winning show on their tiny shoulders. Yet clearly they still have time to be kids, and they were kind enough to give us an inside look at what they enjoy:

 

 

Cesar Corrales


Fave Broadway Show
The Lion King

Fave Movie
Bad Boys

Fave Song
Numb/Encore

Fave Actor
Jim Carrey/Will Smith


Fave Sport
Soccer/Hockey

Fave Book
Harry Potter

Fave School Subject
English

Fave Food
Rice and beans with chicken

Fave Dessert
Chocolate brownie

Fave Place in Toronto
Hockey Hall of Fame

Fave Video Game
NHL 2K

Fave Restaurant in Toronto
Pickle Barrel

Fave Hang-Out
AMC Movie Theatre

Fave Theatre
The Canon Theatre

All-Time Favourite Thing
"Jumping on a trampoline"

Favourite part of being in Billy Elliot Toronto?
"Having Canadian audiences and being closer to home"

J.P Viernes


Fave Broadway Show
Billy Elliot (of course), Wicked and The Lion King.

Fave Movie
Last year's favourite was Inception

Fave Song
Favourite genres are alternative rock and some pop

Fave Television Show
Can't pick a favourite, but I still like Spongebob and I also like Mythbusters

Fave Sport
Soccer and (American) Football

Fave Book
Way too many to choose a single one. My favorite genres are fantasy, sci-fi, action, and mystery!

Fave Subject
Math /Science

Fave Food
Sushi and Filipino food! There are many others though!

Fave Dessert
Red Velvet cupcakes!

Fave Place
In Toronto, it's the Canon Theatre!

Fave Video Game
Recently, it's been Minecraft.

Fave Restaurant
In Toronto, it's been Izakaya! It's a Japanese restaurant

Fave Hang-out
The Theatre, and at the various malls around Yonge-Dundas Square!

Fave Theatre
The Canon Theatre!

Favourite Part of being in Billy Elliot Toronto
Seeing Toronto for the first time! And performing for a new audience!

Marcus Pei

Fave Broadway Show
Wicked- still haven't seen it though!

Fave Movie
South Park: The Movie

Fave Song
Don't Stop Believing

Fave Actor and Actress
Lea Michele and Will Ferrell

Fave Television Show
Glee

Fave Broadway Performer
Lea Michele

Fave Sport
Football

Fave Book
The Hunger Games series

Fave School Subject
Math

Fave Food
My Mom's special chicken

Fave Dessert
Yogen Fruz

Fave Place
NYC

Fave Video Game
Modern Warfare 2

Fave Restaurant
My Dad's sushi restaurant (Sushi Popo, in Iowa City)

Fave Hang-Out:

Fran's on Victoria St

Fave Theatre
Four Seasons Centre

All-Time Favourite Thing
Hanging out with friends

Best part of being in Billy Elliot Toronto
Hanging out with my friends from the Billy cast and my friends from the National Ballet School

Myles Erlick

Fave Broadway Show
Billy Elliot!!!

Fave Movie
Dodgeball and Billy Elliot

Fave Song
100 Proof Life by Canadian band Walk Off The Earth

Fave Actor and Actress
Will Ferrell and Jennifer Aniston

Fave Television Show
Family Guy

Fave Broadway Performer
Patrick Mulvey (my brother in Billy Elliot)

Fave Sport
Soccer and DANCE

Fave Book
Chronicles of Narnia

Fave School Subject
Math

Fave Food
Tomatoes

Fave Dessert
Chocolate Cake!! Yum!!!

Fave Place
Home!

Fave Video Game
NFL 2011

Fave Restaurant
Morton's Steakhouse

Fave Hang-Out
Any Park

Fave Theatre
The Canon Theatre

All-Time Favourite Thing
My baby brother!

Favourite Part of being in Billy Elliot Toronto?

Being so close to home doing what I LOVE!

 

 

(l-r) J.P. Viernes, Marcus Pei, Myles Erlick, Cesar Corrales

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann


When and Where?

Billy Elliot

The Canon Theatre

244 Victoria St, Toronto, ON

Performance Schedule

On Stage Now! Opening Night is March 1st, 2011

Tuesday - Saturday 7:30PM
Beginning March 15, Tue performances are at 7PM
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 1:30PM

Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 416-872-1212 or online at http://www.mirvish.com/shows/billyelliot

Lotto Details

NEW! Lottery available for Tuesday evenings, Wednesday matinees + evenings, and Thursday evenings only.

20 box seats (side seating) are available per weekday performance as outlined above. Lottery seats are $25 each cash Only. Patrons can enter the lottery two hours prior to the performance, with a limit of one lottery entry per person. The draw will begin 1½ hours before showtime, at which point no further entries will be accepted.

Each winner will be able to purchase up to two tickets for that day's next performance only. All winning patrons and their guests must be present to purchase tickets and will be wrist-banded by Box Office staff (Photo ID may be required).

 

 

 



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