Note: Westin’s final show as Billy in The Firehouse Theatre (Dallas, TX) production of Billy Elliot The Musical was on August 14, 2016.
Debut: July 28, 2016 (The Firehouse Theatre, Dallas TX)
Total Performances as Billy: 15 (No partial shows)
Westin Brown led the cast when he debuted as Billy in Billy Elliot The Musical at the Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch, Texas. He is a student at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts.
While this was the 12-year-old’s debut on the stage of The Firehouse Theatre, Westin was no stranger to theater-goers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Prior theatrical experience includes a variety of Children’s Theater productions and roles in some major productions in the area:
- Disney’s Alice In Wonderland (2012) at the Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre
- A Wrinkle in Time (2013) Artisan Center Theater
- The Boy From Oz (2014) Uptown Players
- Tarzan (2014) Artisan Center Theater
- Tilly The Trickster (2014) Artie’s Playhouse at the Artisan Center Theater
- The Music Man (2015) Artisan Center Theater
- The Secret Garden (2015)
- Big River (2016) Plaza Theatre Company
- A Year With Frog & Toad (2016) Dallas Children’s Theater
To get a sense of Westin’s performing skills, this video clip, which was a trailer by Uptown Players for their 2014 show The Boy From Oz, features some scenes of Westin performing in the show:
Credit: Video by craigolynch
Upon his debut as Billy in the Firehouse Theatre production of BETM, Westin becomes the 156th boy worldwide since 2005 to play the role in a non youth/school production of the musical.
Credit: Photo by Jason Anderson/Pendleton Photography
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