VERONA (WKOW) -- The Verona Area Community Theater is kicking off their 2016-2017 season with the groundbreaking musical, "Billy Elliot."
On Monday, Alyssa Dvorak Director of "Billy Elliot", stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin with a few of the cast members to talk about the upcoming performance.
Based on the 2000 Film written by Lee Hall, Billy Elliot the Musical tells the story of a young boy named Billy who discovers a strong passion and talent for ballet dancing in the midst of the 1984--1985 Miners Strike in the United Kingdom.
Billy’s community is striking against the government closure of mines by the hated Margaret Thatcher, making Billy’s discovery about his love of dance an extremely difficult thing to pursue.
The musical version features a book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by the eternally famous Elton John. The original production opened on Broadway in 2008 and was directed by Stephen Daldry and choreographed by Peter Darling. Audiences will be captivated by a variety of music including the show