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An inspiring celebration of a boy’s journey as he hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes.

Show Dates: November 4-12, 2016

Jarson-Kaplan Theatre • Aronoff Center


Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, June 26, 27 and 28, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

CALLBACKS: June 29   REHEARSALS: Beginning late August

Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Please reserve your time as soon as possible by emailing Catherine Shultz at or leaving a message at 513-314-5941. Please include your contact information, including both your phone number and email address and two choices for your audition time.

Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.


Shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition;

16-32 bars of a Broadway-style song that showcases your vocal range;

Sheet music in the proper key with cuts marked.

An accompanist will be provided (no CD’s, tapes or a cappella numbers);

A copy of your resume and headshot.

Character Breakdown

Billy Elliot

A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3


Billy’s stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy’s dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Mrs. Wilkinson

The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy’s mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: Gb3


Billy’s brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: D3


Billy’s eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance.
Gender: Female
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: F#3


Billy’s careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women’s clothing.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A#3

Debbie Wilkinson

The ballet teacher’s daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him.
Gender: Female
Age: 9 to 12


The ghost of Billy’s deceased mother. She is a great source of comfort and love for Billy.
Age: 30-40’s

Mr. Braithwaite

A large, lumbering man, who is the accompanist for Mrs. Wilkerson’s classes. He is a surprisingly good dancer as well.
Age: 20-50

Ballet Girls
An eclectic group of ballet students of varying ages, appearances and abilities.
Ages: 8-14


Appears as Miners, Police Officers, Royal Ballet School Members and Townsfolk.
Males and Females
Various Ages
Various Vocal Ranges


Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true. The story follows 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 whole community and changes his life forever.

Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story that has captivated audiences around the world, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

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