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‘Billy Elliot,’ ‘La Cage’ to be part of next Orlando Bway series

Faith Prince and Giuseppe Bausilio in the national tour of 'Billy Elliot the Musical' (photo by Joan Marcus)

Billy Elliot the Musical, the Tony Award-winning best musical of 2009, will be only one of several popular favorites included in the 2011-2012 Broadway Across America series at Orlando’s Carr Performing Arts Centre.

Also coming to Orlando next season: The 2010 Tony winner for best revival of a musical, La Cage aux Folles; the 2008 Tony winner in the same category, South Pacific; the multiple-Tony-winning mega-hits The Lion King and Les Misérables; and last season’s hit The Addams Family.

Billy Elliot will be here for a 12-day run and The Lion King for a month.

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A rousing return to ‘Les Mis’

(Caution: A spoiler or two below:)

It’s not often that the people around you in a movie theater applaud at the end of the show.

It’s even less often that the people around you in a movie theater find themselves applauding at the end of a musical number. And you’re among them. Again and again and again. I mean, the actors and musicians on the screen are not there to hear you. But somehow it feels right all the same.

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‘Les Mis’ concert film to be screened Wednesday night

I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to seeing yet another version of Les Misérables — this time a film of the London cast’s 25th-anniversary concert, featuring Eatonville’s own Norm Lewis (left) as Javert and Lea Salonga (the original Kim in Miss Saigon) as Fantine.

The three-hour film will be shown nationwide Wednesday night — in
Central Florida, at the AMC Altamonte Mall 18, Cinemark Orlando Festival Bay, Waterford Stadium 20, Pointe Orlando, AMC Pleasure Island 24, Cobb Grand 10 Cinemas in Winter Haven, Merritt Square 16 in Merritt Island, Hollywood in Port Orange, Oceanwalk Movies 10 in Daytona Beach and Lakeside Cinemas 10 in Lakeland.

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