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April 26 - June 2

Billy Elliot: The Musical

Produced by: Garden Theatre
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Music by Elton John
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

 

VIP Sponsors: Duke Energy and Hillcrest Insurance

 

Featuring an electrifying score by music legend Elton John, BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL is an inspirational story set in a northern English town during the devastating miners’ strike of 1984. 11-year old Billy journeys 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.

Based on the smash-hit film, BILLY ELLIOT is an astonishing theatrical experience with a big heart.

Content Advisory: This production contains mature themes and strong adult language. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child’s age and maturity level.


This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

cast & crew

Cast:

Dad: David Lowe

Mrs. Wilkinson: Sara Catherine Barnes

Grandma: Jac Ledoux

Tony: CJ Roche

George: Bob Brandenburg

Big Davey / Posh Dad: Jason Blackwater

Mr. Braithewaite / Mr. W: Eric Desnoyers

Scab / Miner / Policeman: Melvin Nash

Older Billy: Drew Kerr

Miner / Ballet Dancer: Zach Gunier

Miner / Pit Supervisor: Justin Ortiz

Woman 3 / Clipboard Woman: Mary Catherine Waltman

Dead Mum: Lauren Busteed

Lesley: Olivia Demarco

Billy Elliot: Parker James Fullmore

Michael: Burke Brickner

Tall Boy: Andre Torres

Small Boy: Jake Reid

Debbie: Julia Jordan

Alison: Ryleigh Lawton

Tracey: Riley Herrera

Angela: Lily Reid

Margaret: Finley Hayden

Susan: Angelina Fritz-Majernik

Sharon: Savannah Grace Elmer

Keeley: Victoria Salisbury

 

Designers:

Director and Co-Choreographer: Rob Winn Anderson

Production Manager: Jason Golinsky

Technical Director: Jim Zervas

Front of House & Company Manager: Debbie Sansing

Production Stage Manager: Christine Kindred

Co-Choreographer: Daniel Hunalp

Music Director: Robby Stamper

Scenic Design: Chris McKinney

Lighting Design: George Jackson

Costume Design: Daniel Jones

Sound Design: Anthony Narcisco

Props Design: Alesha Hollatz

Dialect Coach: Ginny Kopf

Assistant Stage Manager / Child Wrangler: Linda Romanello

Assistant Stage Manager 2: Scott Forney

Lighting Programmer / Master Electrician / Light & Sound Board Operator: David Clenney

Master Carpenter: Mark Sansing

Scenic Artist: Ruth Wilson

Assistant Carpenter: Thomas Rivera

reviews

“From the moment the curtain went up until the final curtain call, the production was fabulous! The actors were all amazing and their singing and dancing was Broadway-worthy! The costumes and set-design were both top-notch.” – Garden Theatre Guest

“So good we had to make reservations at intermission to see it again!! Don’t miss it!!” – Garden Theatre Guest

“Extremely entertaining! The dance teacher stole the show! The kid who played Billy Elliott was great and so was the entire cast. Not a bad seat in the house. The people that work concessions and ushers are polite and friendly. A perfect way to spend an afternoon!” – Garden Theatre Guest

“Your production of Billy Elliot was wonderful! I loved it. The direction was inventive, the costumes were spot on. The creative set and its adaptation to the many scenes was perfect. The cast were so talented. What can I say, except I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back, hopefully with more friends! Well done and many thanks for allowing me to be so deeply entertained!” – Garden Theatre Guest

“An excellent production – acting, singing, stage production, and Billy Elliot appeals to a variety of audiences… This is the best Garden Theatre performance I’ve been to.” – Garden Theatre Guest

“Always amazing what can transpire on such a small stage. This performance was one of the best productions we have seen. Very talented young actors and actresses.” – Garden Theatre Guest

“It was the best performance I’ve seen to date. The cast was wonderful! I’d see it again and again if I could!” – Garden Theatre Guest

“The story is inspirational and the singing and dancing were sensational. I loved the Maggie Thatcher number.” – Garden Theatre Guest

“It’s a big show with a heart as deep as a coal mine.” – Carl F. Gauze, Ink19

“Director Rob Winn Anderson has captured the spirit of the 2005 Elton John musical, with its dark, dead-end life in a rough-and-tumble British mining town — and the ray of hope that is young Billy, a boy who just wants to dance.” – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel

 

“Billy Elliot soars at Garden Theatre” – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel

“Billy Elliot: The Musical at Garden Theatre” – Carl F. Gauze, Ink19

“Billy Elliot: The Musical boogies over to Garden Theatre” – Eric Gutierrez, West Orange Times & Observer