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COCA presents Billy Elliot: The Musical

ABOUT THE PLAY

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.

REHEARSAL/SHOW INFORMATION

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

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

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

WHEN/WHERE FOR AUDITIONS

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

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

HOW TO AUDITION

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
    methods:
    a. Private YouTube Link
    b. Private Vimeo Link
    c. Dropbox Link
    d. Google Drive Link

DESIGN-TECH INTERNS:

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.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

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


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

CREATIVE TEAM

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