Directed by Stephen Daldry (who also directed the 2000 movie), and with music by Elton John, Billy Elliot the Musical garnered all kinds of awards, among them the Laurence Olivier Award for the 2005 West End production, and nine Tonys, including Best Musical, when it finally hit New York to rapturous reviews in 2009. You can expect everyone involved with the current production to be on their toes when Billy Elliot opens May 11 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; it runs through June 5. For ticket information, call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: May 11. Continues through June 5, 2011