Directed and choreographed by Adam Pelty, the cast is led by Nicholas Dantes as Billy, with Brooks Landegger playing Billy at select performances. Also featured in the cast are Sarah deLima (Grandma), Janet Dickinson (Mrs. Wilkinson), C.J. Eldred (Tony), Timothy Gulan (Dad), Danny Rutigliano (George) and Alec Shiman (Michael).
The company also includes Maximilien A. Baud, Piper Birney, Jake Bridges, Elena Carmichael, Elizabeth Crawford, Briana Fallon, Jake Ryan Flynn, Aaron Fried, Bryan Hunt, Elysia Jordan, Mary Claire King, Ashley Lanzoni, Patrick Lavallee, Stephanie Moskal, Joel Newsome, Brian Padgett, Haven Pereira, Marina Redlich, Vanessa Russo, Zoe A Stewart, Kyle Szen, Zach Williams, Chris Woods and Julia Yameen.
Based on the hit film and featuring an original score by Elton John and a book by Lee Hall, Billy Elliot, according to production notes, "is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, audiences will 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."
The production also has music direction by Andrew Bryan, scenic and lighting design by Jack Mehler, costume coordination by Paula Peasley-Ninestein, sound design by Donald Hanna, wig design by Gerard Kelly, production stage management by John Godbout, assistant stage management by Daniel Everett, assistant music direction by Adrian Ries, assistant choreography by Bryan Hunt, ballet assistance by Melissa Cabey and casting by Binder Casting.
Billy Elliot is produced for North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (owner/producer), Kevin P. Hill (artistic director) and Tom Amos (associate producer). For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.