Music Hall "Billy Elliot" review by Nancy Pistorius
Elton John says that seeing the premiere of the film, Billy Elliot, at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival,
changed his life. He was so drawn to the story of one boy's journey to
make his dreams come true that he composed the score for the
award-winning musical based on the movie. Set in County Durham, UK, during the area's historic mid-1980's coal miners' strike, Billy Elliot the Musical won ten Tony Awards,
including Best Musical, in 2009 on Broadway. It's easy to see why
critics and audiences alike were won over by the rousing musical
numbers, inspirational message, and exuberant dancing.