It’s the “Billy” Bus!

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.”

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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…

– Lynn

Coming up: Easter bonnets — Broadway style

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2 responses to “It’s the “Billy” Bus!

  1. Netflix is wonderful. I watched Billy Eliott on Saturday. Wonderful, heartfelt story. Will be out of town for this event, but I felt part of the excitement/buzz that is going around town because I connected with the film once again. Thank you for the pictures!

    • Tracey: Glad you got to see the movie. Serious “Billy” fans can enjoy the live show (even more than once!), view the British film from 2000, and listen to both the movie soundtrack and the original cast recording. — Lynn

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