Billy Elliot


An Inspirational Musical for the Whole Family

Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall, Music by Elton John

Based on the international smash-hit film, and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

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.


Friday, July 10 at 7:30pm

Saturday, July 11 at 7:30pm

Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30pm (Theatre for All Performance)

Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30pm

Thursday, July 16 at 7:30pm

Friday, July 17 at 7:30pm

Saturday, July 18 at 7:30pm


Tickets are $17 for the general public, $12 for NMU Faculty/Staff, Seniors, and Military, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students.

Located in the Forest Roberts Theatre.




"The Stars Look Down" – Company

"Shine" – Ballet Girls, Mrs. Wilkinson, Billy, and Mr. Braithwaite

"Grandma's Song" – Grandma

"Solidarity" – Ballet Girls, Billy, Mrs. Wilkinson, Miners, and The Police

"Expressing Yourself" – Billy, Michael, and Ensemble

"The Letter (Mum's Letter)" – Mrs. Wilkinson, Mum, and Billy

"Born to Boogie" – Mrs. Wilkinson, Billy, and Mr. Braithwaite

"Angry Dance" – Billy and Male Ensemble



"Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher" – Tony and Partiers

"Deep Into the Ground" – Jackie

"Swan Lake" – Billy and Billy's Older Self

"He Could Be a Star" – Jackie and Tony

"Electricity" – Billy

"Once We Were Kings" – Company

"The Letter (Billy's Reply)" – Mum and Billy

Finale – Company

Cast List



Creative Team

Director Paul Truckey
Music Director Dr. Erin Colwitz
Choreographer Jill Grundstrom
Scenic Designer Lex van Blommestein
Lighting Designer Matt Weber
Costume Designer Taylor Ehle
Sound Designer TBA
Properties Master TBA
Technical Director Emily Baker
Production Stage Manager Clair Kaminski

† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.