'Billy Elliot" star greets Mich. Ave. shoppers

March 6, 2010 4:03:32 PM PST
The story of Billy Elliot first was told on movie screens, and now it is a stage production in Chicago.One of the four young men who portrays "Billy" greeted shoppers Saturday at the Bloomingdale's on North Michigan Avenue.

Actor and dancer Tommy Batchelor posed for photos and signed autographs.

Shoppers were invited to enter to win an opening night package, which includes two tickets to the show.

Billy Elliot is the story of a young boy who dreams of becoming a dancer, set amid the British miners' strike of the 1980's.

The show won 10 Tony Awards last year.