I finally got to see a show. After being here for two weeks, mom and I decided to venture to the theater district to attempt to get Student Rush tickets for Billy Elliott. SUCCESS! Mezzanine, first row, for $31.50. You just cannot beat that. The show was so great. I laughed, I cried and I sang along (to the only song I know).
Liam Redhead played a fantastic Billy. When he came out at the beginning, I couldn’t get over the arm and leg muscles. Tthen he started to dance. I know they have “Billy Boot Camp,” but he was just incredible. It was really so great to watch him dance and smile, especially when he performed “Electricity.” His dancing came with such ease and it truly was great to watch, at the end he was so happy, proud and loving the applause.
My favorite character was absolutely Michael, played by Trevor Braun. He was the most adorable character. Braun played Michael with such vulnerability; being called a ‘puff,’ dressing in his sisters clothing and giving Billy a kiss on the cheek to wish his a Happy Christmas. It was just innocent love and he was such a fantastic character.
All in all, I LOVED Billy Elliott. I am glad I finally got to see it. I loved most that you could tell that it had Elton John’s touch. From the dancing dresses to the entire cast wearing tutus at the end. It was a great musical that I recommend to anyone who loves the theater.