Sunday, August 7, 2011
C'mon Billy . . .
This week I saw the San Francisco production of The Musical Billy Elliot which is playing at the Orpheum Theatre through August 21.
I was a fan of the movie so I was intrigued to see what they would do with the story to turn it into a musical.
The show is about 2 1/2 hours long with one 15 minute intermission.
The show is enjoyable but because of the story line some of the songs are a little slow which makes the show seem a bit long.
Faith Prince as Mrs. Wilkinson, the dance teacher owns the stage and is a pleasure to watch.
Jacob Zelonsky as Michael, the young friend of Billy steals the show any time he is on stage.
I was most impressed with one scene when young Billy dances in sync with "Older Billy". During this number young Billy is actually flown through the air. It was a very touching moment in the show.
The curtain call was also the most fun I have ever scene a Company have while taking bows.
If you liked the movie, the Musical does a good job of recreating the story on stage, so be sure to check out the touring company of Billy Elliot if it comes to your City.
Tip - Before purchasing your tickets google the phrase "Coupon Codes For Billy Elliot" and you can fairly easily find a code that will get you tickets at a discounted price.
The Song Of The Day - C'mon Billy by PJ Harvey