Nearly 200 young dancers turned out at the Broadhurst Theatre Sept. 18 for the opportunity to audition for a role in the show's Ballet Girl ensemble.
The audition was held by casting director Nora Brennan, with dances demonstrated by Allison Levenberg and Nadine Isenegger.
"Stretch those tendons! Warm up those hamstrings and spread your smile," said audition notes. "The production is seeking a variety of shapes and sizes with expressive character and lots of personality — not your traditional ballerina — to be cast in all North American Billy Elliot productions."
Here is a look at the hopeful young dancers, some of whom lined up as early as 6 AM for the chance to be seen: