PHOTO CALL: Billy Elliot Hosts Open Call for "Ballet Girls"

News   PHOTO CALL: Billy Elliot Hosts Open Call for "Ballet Girls"
The Tony Award-winning musical Billy Elliot hosted an open call for new "ballet girls" on Sept. 17.

The production routinely holds open calls to fill its "Ballet Girl" roles for productions across the US and London. Billy Elliot seeks a variety of shapes and sizes (tiny, chubby, lanky, quirky, etc) with expressive character and lots of personality - not your traditional ballerina - to fill the roles.

Here's a look at the open call:

Billy Elliot the Musical, according to press notes, is the "joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever."

The musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.

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