Auditions for Billy Elliot

Audition Details:

  1. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (sign up here)
  2. June 7: 6:00PM - 8:00PM (All Kid roles ages 7 - 14)
  3. June 7: 8:00PM - 9:30PM (All Adult roles ages 15+)
  4. June 9: 6:00PM - 8:00PM (All Kid roles ages 7 - 14)
  5. June 9: 8:00PM - 9:30PM (All Adult roles ages 15+)
  6. Callbacks - June 18 starting at 11AM
  7. All roles available for adult and children ages 7 and up
  8. Please prepare 32 bars of a song to sing and bring sheet music in the key you plan to sing in
  9. Bring dance shoes. Women: heels preferred. Others: ballet flats preferred
  10. There may be cold readings
  11. Billy/Michael should be prepared to do ballet and a tap combination
  12. Rehearsals begin Monday, August 15th
  13. Rehearsals held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday nights 7:00PM - 9:30PM and Sundays 12:30PM - 4:00PM
  14. All Auditions and Rehearsals held at West Ridge - 636 Ridge Rd in Highland Park
  15. Additional Rehearsals added in October



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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: 9 to 14
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Dad
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 55
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: A2

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: 7 to 14

Grandma
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: 50+
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Michael
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: 9 to 14
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A#3

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: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Tony
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 30
Vocal range top: F4

Ensemble
Miners (Big Davey, George, Lesley, etc...);
Age Adult men and women

Billy's Mom
Age 30 - 50

Older Billy
Age: 20 - 35

Small Boy
Age: 6 - 12 (under 52")

Ballet Girls
Age: 7 - 14

Royal Ballet School Members
Age: Adult men and women