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A 'Billy' that leaps with boundless charm
A 'Billy' that leaps with boundless charm

The sheer joy of musical performance dances through “Billy Elliot the Musical” at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Although this surefire production of Elton John and Lee Hall’s Tony-winning adaptation of the Stephen Daldry film doesn’t entirely disguise certain pro-forma aspects in the property, audiences are unlikely to let that prevent their enjoyment.Its general overview adheres closely to the movie, opening with “The Stars Look Down,” in which striking miners in 1984 Northen England hit an anthemic note directly between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Boublil/Schönberg. Here, director Brian Kite and choreographer Dana Solimando combine...

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