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Alaska dancers vie for chance in Broadway in Anchorage production

Auditions for roles in Billy Elliot the Musical this weekend


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Billy Elliot class in Anchorage.

Photo by Kerry Tasker

Anchorage, AK – Anchorage Concert Association and Plan B Entertainment are casting “Billy Elliot the Musical,” coming to Anchorage Feb. 14-19. Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Alaska performers will audition for roles in Billy’s ballet class.

 

Billy Elliot Auditions

1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Alaska Dance Theatre, 550 E 33rd Ave.

Anchorage Concert Association and Plan B Entertainment are seeking: Ballet Girls (Angela Robson, Tracey Atkinson, Keeley Gibson, Tina Harmer). Female to play ages 8-12. All vocal ranges and ethnicities. Coordinated by Alaska Dance Theatre. Registration due Thursday, Dec. 1. More information: www.anchorageconcerts.org/about/local-auditions

 

Billy Elliot the Musical

Feb. 14-19, Atwood Concert Hall

Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow 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 community ... and changes his life forever. Featuring the music of Elton John. Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. Tickets are $46.25-$81.50. Available through www.anchorageconcerts.org/season/billy-elliot or CenterTix box office, 263-ARTS.

 

Anchorage Concert Association is also bringing local performers together with national talent this weekend. Alaska Children’s Choir will sing with Grammy-nominated David Benoit Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at the Discovery Theatre in David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown.

 

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