Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Music Hall "Billy Elliot" review by Robert Trussell

The main reason to see “Billy Elliot the Musical” is, of course, the dancing. The national touring production that opened Tuesday at the Music Hall did what it had to do to earn a standing ovation: It softened us up with easy laughs, tugged at our heartstrings with sentimentality, pumped us full of high-octane arrangements of generally forgettable Elton John melodies and dazzled us with some exceptional choreography by Peter Darling. Add to that a big dollop of left-wing British political sentiment, and before you know it you’ve got a crowd-pleaser on your hands.

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