KELSEY CASTING CALL: “Billy Elliot: The Musical” – Adult Auditions


Pierrot Productions has announced auditions for their highly anticipated production of Billy Elliot: The Musical, which is coming to The Kelsey Theatre this fall! Wanna audition? Good! Here is everything you need to know!

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This is a non-union, non-paid production.

About the Show

Based on the international smash-hit film of the same name, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience with heart, humor and passion.  Winner of ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and featuring a dynamic score by music legend Elton John, the spectacular display of song and dance only serves to enhance the truly powerful story of self discovery and hope.

Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community – and changes his life forever.

Audition Dates

PLEASE NOTE: Auditions for the children’s roles have already passed. If you have any questions regarding open roles for children, please contact

  • Adult Auditions
    • Monday, August 8th from 7pm-10pm
    • Wednesday, August 10th from 7pm-10pm
    • Sunday, August 14th from 1pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm
  • Adult Call Backs
    • TBA at a later date

Production Company & Creative Team

  • Presented by Pierrot Productions
  • Directed by Kat Ross Kline
  • Music Directed by Peter de Mets
  • Stage Managed by Jaci D’Ulisse

Performance Dates & Location

  • All performances will take place inside The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
  • Performance Dates:
    • Friday, December 30th at 8am
    • Saturday, December 31st at 2pm
    • Sunday, January 1st at 2pm
    • Friday, January 6th at 8pm
    • Saturday, January 7th at 8pm
    • Sunday, January 8th at 2pm
    • Friday, January 13th at 8pm
    • Saturday, January 14th at 8pm
    • Sunday, January 15th at 2pm

How To Sign-up

  • If you are interested in auditioning, CLICK HERE to sign up.
  • In the event that you do not schedule an audition appointment, you will be seen as availability permits

Rehearsal Information

  • Light rehearsals to begin in mid-to-late September 2016.

What You Need for the Audition

  • 32 bars in the style of the show with sheet music in the appropriate key – an accompanist will be provided.  No a cappella singing or CDs/iPods will be permitted.
  • Cold readings from the script are possible.
  • Be prepared to dance and bring appropriate footwear.
  • Provide a current resume and a headshot if available.
  • List all known conflicts between September 16th and January 15th. (Rehearsals are built around actor’s schedules and consideration is taken for the holidays.)

What We’re Casting

All roles are open.

  • BILLY ELLIOT: A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love. Strong dance abilities a must, with an emphasis on tap.
    Stage Age: 10-13 years old
    Height Limit: 5’4
    Vocal Range: E3-C5
  • MRS. WILKINSON: The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy’s mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance.
    Stage Age: 30- 50 years old
    Vocal Range: Gb3-Bb5
  • JACKIE ELLIOT: Billy’s stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy’s dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son.
    Stage Age: 35-45 years old
    Vocal Range: A2-Eb4
  • TONY: Billy’s brother, a lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance.
    Stage Age: 18 -25 years old
    Vocal Range: D3-F4
  • GRANDMA: Billy’s eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance.
    Stage Age: 60-75 years old
    Vocal Range: F#3-F#4
  • MICHAEL: Billy’s careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women’s clothing.
    Stage Age: 10-13 years old
    Height Limit: 5’4
    Vocal Range: A#3-B4
  • DEBBIE WILKINSON: The ballet teacher’s daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him.
    Stage Age: 9 to 12
    Height Limit: 5’2
  • BALLET GIRLS (Angela Robson, Tracey Atkinson, Keeley Gibson, Tina Harmer, etc): An ensemble of energetic, confident girls of all body types and ethnicities to play the featured dancers in Mrs. Wilkinson’s class. Strong dance abilities a must.
    Stage Age: 8-14 years old
    Height Limit: 5’2
  • JENNY ELLIOT: Billy’s mother. Although she died two years previously, she appears to Billy in dreams multiple times during the show.
    Stage Age: 30-40 years old
  • MR. BRAITHWAITE: The piano accompanist and overall “right hand man” to Mrs. Wilkinson at the dance school.
  • GEORGE: A miner who is also the town’s boxing coach and the emcee at the annual Christmas party.
  • ADULT BILLY: Very strong, classically trained ballet dancer.
    Stage Age: 20-25 years old
  • MULTIPLE ENSEMBLE ROLES include Miners, Police Officers, Royal Ballet School Members, etc. Ensemble members will be used heavily throughout the show and should be strong singers and/or dancers.

How To Sign-up

  • If you are interested in auditioning, CLICK HERE to sign up.
  • In the event that you do not schedule an audition appointment, you will be seen as availability permits

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