Chicago, IL (PressExposure) November 25, 2009 -- The management of Ticketchest Inc., the Internet's leading retail outlet for event tickets, is excited to announce that the Billy Elliot tour is finally coming to Chicago after a highly successful New York run. Billy Elliot the Musical will launch a U.S. national tour with an extended run in Chicago beginning March of 2010 at the Ford Center/Oriental Theatre. The Chicago production of the Billy Elliot Broadway show is scheduled to open at the Ford Center Oriental Theater on March 6, 2010.
The Billy Elliot musical, Broadway show, one most popular musical of 2009, is based on a 2000 film of the same title. The story centers around an 11-year-old boy who aspires to be a ballet dancer, despite the disapproval of his father and older brother, hard-working coal miners. Although pressured by his father to pursue the more "manly" art of boxing, young Billy finds his true expression is through dance. Ultimately, despite his father's opposition, Billy achieves his dream; the story ends many years later when as a member of a professional company, 24-year-old Billy performs the lead role in a modern version of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet Swan Lake. The production has won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Choreography.
Lee Hall - the original screenplay writer - and Elton John - the world famous composer and pop star - collaborated together to write and compose the Billy Elliot Broadway musical. The production is certain to delight fans of the Broadway musical genre as well as Elton John fans and those who appreciate the poetry in motion that is ballet.
TicketChest.com, one of the internet's leading event ticket broker companies on the secondary market, is offering advance ticket sales for the Billy Elliot tour of the Musical in Chicago. Demand for Billy Elliot tickets is expected to be high because of the success and acclaim it has achieved on Broadway in New York City. Those wishing to catch the Billy Elliot Chicago production are encouraged to purchase their tickets well in advance to avoid being shut out on what is sure to be one of the most popular theatrical events in Chicago in 2010.