With 488 seats, the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre provides an intimate setting for the Village Theatre production of Billy Elliot The Musical (BETM), which opened with a preview on May 11, 2016 and ran through Sunday, July 3, 2016. The cast/crew then moved to Village Theatre’s other facility, the Everett Performing Arts Center in Everett, Washington — from July 8-31, 2016. During that time frame, BETM was presented 88 times, making it one of the longest running of 2016’s North American regional productions of the show.
Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest having produced quality productions since 1979. It is one of the region’s best attended Equity theatres with over 19,000 subscribers and 200,000 projected total attendance each season.
The Village Theatre production of BETM featured four 13-year-old Billys, all debuting in the role in this production. They are Nikita Baryshnikov, Vincent Bennett, Bito (Jacob) Gottesman and Philipp Mergener.
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