I headed to Arizona State University Monday afternoon to get my daughter Jennifer and take her to a dentist appointment. But before she made her way to our designated meeting place, I stumbled on buses carrying sets and such for the touring production of “Billy Elliot The Musical” opening at ASU Gammage Tues, April 26.
Jennifer’s never been a big fan of Broadway, but was good-natured about my uncontrollable urge to shoot just a few more bus photos. When my other daughter Lizabeth called, I shared my excitement at the “Billy Bus” sighting.
For fellow theater geeks who find such things equally enthralling, I’ve posted a few of my hurriedly taken photos below. I’ll be seeing the show early in its April 26-May 8 run so I can share a review later this week. Watch the ASU Gammage website too — for reviews by this season’s “Gammage Goers.”
Those who attend the show this Thursday, April 28, can stay afterwards for a free “TalkBack” with cast members — presented by 99.9 KEZ of Phoenix. Sunday, May 1 and 8, folks can enjoy Sunday brunch at ASU’s University Club before the 1:oo pm matinee. Click here for details on this and other special offers and promotions.
“Billy Elliot” received ten 2009 Tony Awards, including best musical — plus book of a musical, actor in a musical, featured actor in a musical, scenic design, lighting design, sound design, director, choreographer and orchestrations.
In my book, that makes it a “must see” musical. The fact that it’s touring the country in a whole slew of nifty trucks only adds to my glee. Now if I could just figure out which one is holding all those tutus…
Coming up: Easter bonnets — Broadway style