Why Does Starring In Billy Elliot Sound A Lot Like Losing Your Virginity?


“Often enough, the three boys sharing the role will have only recently received the news themselves, as the schedule is constantly being rejiggered based on their health and readiness. However nervous this makes them — and just before curtain they are sometimes nearly hyperventilating — onstage they give startlingly confident, and different, performances: one suave and beamish; one brooding and heartbroken; one blisteringly angry, dancing as if his limbs were bats cracking baseballs out of the park.” [NYM]