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COCA presents Billy Elliot: The Musical


Set in a village in northeast England during the miners’ strike of 1984–1985, Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy who transcends class and circumstance to become a ballet star. The show follows Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life. The powerful melodies of Elton John’s score take us on the journey of a child’s emotional struggle. Based on the acclaimed film and garnering Tony, Drama Desk and Oliver Awards—Billy Elliot is a heartwarming and triumphant tale.

The show is rated PG-13 due to mature language.


June 7–July 23
Mondays–Thursdays 3:30–8:30PM, Fridays 3:30–6:00PM

July 24–25 (10:00AM–4:00PM, 6:00–10:00PM), July 26–29 (5:00–10:00PM)

July 30 | 7:00PM
July 31 | 2:00PM & 7:00PM
August 1 | 3:00PM


Dance Audition (In-Person)
Sunday, January 24 by appointment

Interviews & Callbacks (via Zoom)
Monday & Tuesday, January 25–26 by appointment


Follow the steps below in order to audition:

  1. Contact COCA’s Registration office at registration@cocastl.org to sign up for an interview/callback on January 25 or 26 (virtual) and movement/dance appointment on January 24 (in-person).
  2. Create an audition video with the sides provided, reading and singing for all parts you wish to audition for.
    **Please note: Students auditioning for the role of Billy will be asked to sing the provided cut of “Electricity” along with the following accompaniment: https://youtu.be/DMScL7uXUfE. Students not auditioning for Billy Elliot do not need to sing “Electricity,” and are asked to submit a 32-bar cut of music along with their audition. No A Capella singing, singing with a track preferred. Many of these tracks can be found on YouTube.**
  3. After signing up for your interview/callback, Submit your audition videos on or before January 22 to COCA Production Stage Manager, Jimmy Bernatowicz at bernatowiczj1789@gmail.com by one of the following
    a. Private YouTube Link
    b. Private Vimeo Link
    c. Dropbox Link
    d. Google Drive Link


For students interested in working on design and technical aspects through
practical internships, please submit a letter about your interest including your availability for an interview during the audition times. Intern roles may include, but are not limited to: Costume Assistant, Wardrobe Assistant, Light Operator, Sound Operator, Production Assistant, Assistant Stage Manager, Run Crew, Scenic Construction Assistant. Submit your letter to Delaney Piggins, Artistic Engagement Manager, at dpiggins@cocastl.org.

For more information about COCA’s Intro to Technical Theatre and Intro to Theatrical Design classes held on Saturdays at COCA and all other COCA classes, visit cocastl.org.


For all available roles, view Billy Elliot Audition Notice here.

Questions? Please contact Production Stage Manager Jimmy Bernatowicz at Jbernatowicz@cocastl.org.


Nancy Bell, Director
Jennifer Wintzer, Artistic Director of Theatre
Christopher Page-Sanders, Choreographer
Colin Healy, Music Director
Delaney Piggins, Associate Producer
Jimmy Bernatowicz, Production Stage Manager

Nancy Bell
Christopher Page-Sanders
Colin Healy