Yesterday (Sunday), "Billy Elliot", the smash Tony-winning Broadway musical, had its last performance at Chicago's Oriental Theater. It was an early departure. It was bittersweet. It seemed like an invincible show, that might extend its run past the original January end date.
When I heard in October that the show was ending sooner due to disappointing ticket sales, I knew I needed to experience this breathtaking show once more. So, this past Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we attended the matinee among a large and appreciative crowd.
"Billy" still soared. I liked it even more in my second viewing than the first time, and I raved about it then.