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Billy Elliot the Musical at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit

This Tony Award-winning production – based on the 2000 film of the same name – comes to stage in Detroit for the first time, Sept. 4-16, 2012

Broadway in Detroit kicks off its new season with the highly acclaimed show Billy Elliot the Musical at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, running Sept. 4-16, 2012.

This stage production, based on the 2000 film of the same name, follows 11 year-old Billy as he discovers – and attempts to pursue – his passion for ballet, despite the disapproval of his father – a coal miner – who would prefer that Billy become a boxer. The play is set in County Durham, England during the time of the UK miners' strike in '80s.

It is the 10-time Tony Award-winning musical's first visit to Detroit, and almost half of the production's touring cast is kids! The show features 16 toe-tapping tunes, written by Elton John and Lee Hall, accompanied by snappy dance numbers. Standout tunes include "Born to Boogie" and "Solidarity" – and ballads like "Electricity."

This production runs two hours and 45 minutes and includes one intermission. Tickets are $40-$130 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster, by mail or in-person at the Fisher Theatre box office.

The show has some adult language and strong subject matter, so it may not be suitable for younger ones. No children under the age of 5 will be admitted.

The show begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays-Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. on Sundays. Also, catch a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday. There will be no Monday performances.

For more information about Billy Elliot the Musical at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, check out the Metro Parent listing.

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