Note: Mario Alcalá’s final show as Billy in the Barcelona, Spain, production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) was on 24-Feb-2022.
Debut: November 18, 2021 (Barcelona, Spain)
Total Performances as Billy: 15 (No partial shows)
Mario first auditioned for the role of Billy in February 2019, and was one of 16 young boys who was awarded a scholarship to attend the Billy Elliot School in Barcelona. Training began in March 2019, with classes every day after school — a total of 22.5 hours of training per week.
When the cast of the Barcelona production of BETM was announced, Mario was listed as one of five boys to share the role of Tall Boy. He made his debut in this role on the Teatre Victòria stage on 10-Oct-2021. Then, after just over a month of further training, Mario was ready to step up into the lead role of Billy, sharing the role with five other actors.
Mario’s debut performance as Billy on 18-Nov-2021 makes him the 317th young actor worldwide to play the role in a professional, regional or community theatre production of the musical.
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