Meet Billy Elliot: The Firehouse Theatre (Farmers Branch, TX)


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    A production of Billy Elliot The Musical (BETM) was presented by The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch, Texas — a suburb of Dallas — from July 28 to August 14, 2016.

    In 2011, a community group with a strong desire to promote and support theatre arts met together and founded The Farmers Branch Community Theatre. The founding committee began searching for possible performance venues and identified historic Fire Station #1 as the ideal location.

    When Fire Station #1 was relocated to a new, larger, state-of-the art facility, the City of Farmers Branch entered into a multiyear agreement with The Farmers Branch Community Theatre, dba The Firehouse Theatre, for management and use of the former firehouse.

    In the Fall of 2014, the Board of Directors determined the time was right to begin transforming the building into a theatre. Volunteers from the community spent endless hours painting, building, cleaning, repairing, and preparing The Firehouse Theatre for its grand opening performance in November of that year.

    In addition to BETM, this season’s schedule of productions includes the musicals Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Fantasticks, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other plays presented this season include To Kill a Mockingbird and Steel Magnolias.

    The Firehouse Theatre cast of Billy Elliot The Musical was led by a newcomer to the role of Billy: Westin Brown.

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    Westin Brown (Billy) and Andi Allen (Mrs. Wilkinson)

     Credit: Photo by Jason Anderson/Pendleton Photography

    To learn more about Westin Brown, click on the Billy Profiles button (below) to be taken to his detailed profile. 
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    To see a complete listing of the rest of The Firehouse Theatre cast, just click on the Cast Information button.

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     Note: All production photos in this article by Pendleton Photography

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