Billy Elliot

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The winner of a staggering 10 Tony Awards, Billy Elliot dances into the Academy of Music for an extended holiday visit through Nov. 27. The story focuses on a young, motherless boy from an economically depressed coal town who, after dabbling in boxing, gives up the ring to pursue his dream of becoming a ballet dancer. Unlike most screen-to-stage transfers, Director Stephen Daldry’s innovatively theatrical production exceeds the excellent film (also directed by Daldry) from which it is adapted. Featuring Peter Darling’s sensationally fluid choreography and Elton John’s surprisingly muscular and darkly tuneful score, the production is inspiring without ever being sentimental. As visually arresting as it is emotionally engaging, Billy Elliot is a uniquely engaging celebration of the private dancer in us all. -J. Cooper Robb

7:30pm. $20-$150. Academy of Music, Broad and Locust sts. 215.731.3333. kimmelcenter.org/broadway

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WHEN
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
7:30pm $20-$150

WHERE
Academy of Music , Broad and Locust sts., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 11/16/2011. .

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