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Billy Elliot the Musical


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www.billyelliotthemusical.com

 

Its going to be shown at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. It opens March 2005. I am going to travel to see it. :)

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Interesting that this movie should resonate so fully in Britain, and made scarcely a ripple here in the US. The boy dancer musical in the US was the 1980 The Tap Dance Kid, which catapulted Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton in "Fresh Prince of Bel Air") to prominence. He was succeeded in the title role by Savion Glover.

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I wish I knew who was playing the role of Billy Elliott, because Jamie Bell acted it so good that to me the Billy Elliott is Jamie Bell. I am such a big fan of that movie for many reasons. I just hope the Musical is well done, with music by Elton John I am sure he will bring some fine tunes to the table.

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:D It will be very interesting the see the musical version of it :yes: I am glad that I live in London :grinning: so I dont have to travel to actually see it, though I would much more prefer to live in the US like most of the guys who use this site.
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Until the End of Time - Really? I had the impression it is the other way round. London seems to me much more conservative than NY (I spend 2 months in NYC last summer). What I appreciate about London is the musical scene. :D Ballet-wise we have a lot of touring companies which perform contemporary ballet - otherwise there is just the ENB with some productions now and then and the Royal Ballet. I do prefer much my NYCB and ABT - love their costumes!! :yes:

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I guess we both have the mixed views on our home towns. To me I am told Europe people really don't care much about your apperance or your lifestyle, while in America everyone is uptight about their lifestyle and apperance. I am also told that Uk people are laid back not as bad as the southern americans are and are more than willing to help out. I watch Globetrekker and listen to family members who have been overseas.

I would love to visit the old country and stay for a week or two. As far as food goes I am nervous since I am a picky eater. :angry:

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I don't think Billy Elliot was such a big deal over here. At least, not many of my friends (outside ballet) have seen it. It wasn't as popular as other films in the same vein, like the one about the male strippers (I forget the name). Within the ballet world I think it was a bigger deal, especially because so many boys joined the royal ballet school the following year. I heard that the boys outnumbered the girls for the first time.

 

Perhaps the reason it wasn't so big in the US was because it was a British film. Did Shaun of the Dead or Bend it like Beckham make it big in the US? In addition, the background issues (like the miner's strike) probably mean less to a US audience.

 

 

 

Until the end of time - having recently visited the US I would say you have nothing to worry about coming over here. The restaurants in the UK cover many different cuisines and there is something for everyone. The one thing that isn't so ubiquitous is mexican food. In terms of differences of culture, I think it depends where you go. Of course if you were in a large city like London or Manchester or Edinburgh, or New York, you would see many different types of people dressing and behaving however they pleased. Smaller places tend to be more conservative and I think that's true in both countries.

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Shaun of the Dead didn't even make it here. Bend it like Beckham is currently still doing moderate business.

 

I found the UK remarkably visitor-friendly, and even down in the country, the people had an acceptance of differences that is hard to find in most places in the US. I was at a pub one night in Devon, when a fellow wearing a kilt, and an American Campaign (Smokey Bear) hat passed by.

 

"I say, who's that?"

 

"Oh, he's trying to be a charming English eccentric, but he doesn't have enough money to be eccentric, so he's just charmingly crackers."

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Well, Americans loved my German-British accent, hehehehe :angry:

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