I’ve gone to New York City a few times, but have yet to attend a Broadway show. The funny thing is, seeing a Broadway show is totally on my life bucket list, but yet it’s never worked out for me during the few trips I’ve taken to The Big Apple.
But these days, the really fantastic thing about Broadway productions is that you don’t have to live in NYC to experience the bright lights and big action of high caliber shows, thanks to national tours.
Next month, November 13-18 Billy Elliot is coming to the Old National Center, located downtown Indianapolis. The dates for this show are freakishly close to my birthday, so yes, I AM TOTALLY PUMPED.
So what’s this Billy Elliot show all about?
“Billy Elliot is a story about a young boy in a depressed working-class mining town in the North of England. Set during the history-making 1984 miner’s strike, the show follows Billy, the youngest child of a blue-collar family that has recently lost its Mum, as he discovers his unlikely and extraordinary gift for ballet.” ~Broadway in Indianapolis
Who should go to Billy Elliot? Like, should I take my young kids and old granny?
“The show is littered liberally with the sort of bad language you’d expect to find in a blue-collar community during tough times (some of the best expletives are delivered by the show’s child stars themselves), though nothing worse than you’d hear on your average late-night cable drama. A few mildly violent riot scenes and a 2+ hour running time may make the show unsuitable for your own youngsters, but the show’s message, content and story and content are a definite don’t-miss for ages 8 and above.” ~ Broadway in Indianapolis
Anyway, I’m pretty pumped that it’s coming to Indianapolis in just a few short weeks (buy tickets here), and I can’t wait to take Michael on a date night to see it. Date night, here I come.
But gather round, because I have a little secret to share with you. (hunches forward and talks in whisper voice)
If you don’t have tickets to the show yet, buy your tickets Monday, October 22nd. For one day only, Broadway in Indianapolis is running a fantastic TUTU deal on 10/22 (get it, two two) - $22 off each ticket! (certain restrictions apply) The deal is active from midnight to 11:59pm on Monday, October 22.
How to enter:
I’ll randomly select the winner next Sunday evening so I have plenty of time to pop your tickets in the mail. Hope to see you there!
*I was given tickets to the event to facilitate this giveaway and promotion.