Newcastle is looking for its own Billy Elliot.
The story that follows a working-class English boy that finds his passion for dance in a tough coal-mining community in the early 80s needs a local star to bring the production to life.
Captivating audiences since 2005, the stage show that boasts impressive dance scenes is set to hit the Newcastle stage from 7 October 2023 for a strictly limited three-week season.
Seen by almost 12 million people, on five different continents, Billy Elliot remains one of the most popular musicals in the world.
The stage show will be a collaboration produced by Newcastle’s The Very Popular Theatre Company and the National College of Dance (NCD).
Producer Daniel Stoddart says combining the two arts-based companies will ensure high-quality entertainment, produced right here in our region.
“Billy Elliot is known for its mind-blowing dance sequences and the fact that our young cast members will get to work with Brett Morgan, Jake Burden and the team at NCD is incredible,” he said.
The team at NCD will work closely with the lead performers in the areas of ballet, tap and acrobatics.
“Newcastle is so fortunate to have Daniel and his team bring the internationally acclaimed show Billy Elliot to our region,” National College of Dance’s artistic director Brett Morgan said.
The production offers an amazing opportunity for Hunter performers to showcase their talents on home soil.
Billy Elliot the Musical will be performed at the Civic Theatre Newcastle in October 2023.
The task ahead is to fill the roles of Billy Elliot, as well as all other characters including Michael, Debbie, Mrs Wilkinson, Billy’s dad, Billy’s brother and the entire ensemble.
A diverse and vibrant cast of performers of all ethnicities and gender are encouraged to apply for any roles.
No roles in this production have been precast.
For more information, visit www.verypopulartheatreco.com.au/auditions.
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