As some of you have noticed here or there, Evelyn is currently in the middle of rehearsals for her upcoming role in Billy Elliot!
For those of you not familiar with Billy Elliot:
Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true. The story follows Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.
Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story that has captivated audiences around the world, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.
This role is quite a bit different than anything she’s done before, and is by far the most physically demanding (dance, dance, dance!), but she is having the time of her life, and the show is going to be really, really good.
The show runs the last two weekends in October and the first weekend in November, and tickets are on sale now ($22 if you buy before October 1st).
Two things I do want to mention, for all of Evelyn’s loyal supporters:
- The show is aaaaall the way up at Northbrook Theatre, just to forewarn you, and
- Those of you with small kids, I just want to make sure you notice this warning:
Note: Billy Elliot contains material that may be unsuitable for younger or more sensitive audience members, but please note that we have made every effort to remove the most offensive language, as permitted.
The show is pretty foul-mouthed, so if that’s not something you want to subject your little ones to, feel free to sit this one out and catch the next one (or make it a date night!)
However, if you do decide to make the trek up north, this is one Ballet Girl that is excited to see you!