Billy Elliot actors in Chicago for seminar

January 26, 2010 7:37:27 PM PST
The musical Billy Elliot is still more than a month away from its Chicago premiere. But on Tuesday night, two of the young actors who play the starring role are in town as part of a seminar with Chicago educators.Broadway in Chicago, Arts Alliance Illinois and leaders from Chicago Public Schools hosted the event to highlight the importance of the arts in education.

Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy who stumbles across a ballet class on his way to a boxing lesson and realizes his future is on stage as a dancer not in the boxing ring.