Monday, February 7, 2011

Blue Monday - Review Billy Elliot

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Johnny and I went to see Billy Elliot, the Musical, last Tuesday night. I absolutely loved it; Johnny grumbled about the British accents being hard for him to understand. I had no trouble understanding. However, Johnny did appreciate the music, singers, and dancers, so I give this a thumbs up!

Four boys rotate in the role of Billy. Note the blue shirt and blue pants on this star. We saw Kylend Hetherington, 13 years old, from Auburn, Michigan. What a talented young man! He sang, he acted, and oh boy, did he dance! He got a standing ovation and gave the audience an encore. What a night!

Based on the 2000 British film of the same name (pictured below, starring Jamie Bell as Billy Elliot) the show tells the tale of a young boy with a dream of becoming a ballet dancer against his father's wishes. Both the play and the film are set in the North East England during the 1984/85 coalminers' strike.

Look at this vertical leap and notice the lovely blue shirt.

There's plenty of blue in this advertisement for the movie.

If you ever get the chance to see either the movie or the play, go for it!

❤ Blogger ❤ Love ❤

Cindy at Whimsical Musings sent me some Blogger Love with this beautiful blue tag, made especially for Valentine's Day! Thank you, Cindy! Just look at all of the shades of turquoise blue!

Happy Blue Monday!
Stay warm!

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4. Candy @ The Little Round Table
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7. Spice Up Your Life
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32. Samson's Photoblog
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37. Self Sagacity
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40. Kids and Me
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42. Reach Beyond Limits
43. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
44. At Home with Auntie E
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46. Mylene
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EJ said...

Nice keepsake.

☺lani☺ said...

Lovely tag! Happy Blue Monday!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Awww such a sweet gesture, I like it!

Unknown said...

What lovely pictures for this chilly Blue Monday. Thank you for the sweet smile they put on this baby boomer's face as I head for bed, especially when I saw the lovely blue tags by Cindy. She does such lovely work. I tried one of those earlier today with my grandkids, thanks to an example she showed last week. It wasn't nearly as good as hers but it was fun. Thanks for a lovely visit. ;)

Diann said...

What a lovely blue gift!

Unknown said...

looks like a great musical, i'm also struggling to understand "bloody" brit accents but it's a little harder to understand my aussie niece's accent, haha

nice card:)

Anonymous said...

wished i could watch musicals with my kids.

happy valentine's day in advance, Sally.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVED that movie!

Marice said...

so sweet!

Sara Chapman said...

Yes, I loved the movie and think that seeing a live performance would be ducky. And I especially love your header photo!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Sally, you are so sweet to post the tag. I hope it put a bright spot in your day! I was just going to go to Netflix and see if there was a movie on I'd like to watch--I'm going to see if they have this...thank you so much for the suggestion! And I'm so glad that the play was good too. I hope you had fun. Happy Blue Monday!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

The blue tags are beautiful. I'm glad you enjoyed the play.
Happy Blue Monday

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sally, theyre are soooo many joining already. And here I thought I'd be like # 5 or something... What fun this BLUE Monday will be!!! Exciting Sis!!!
Blessings and Hugs Dena

Dhemz said...

would love to see that show...:) sweet of early present!

have a wonderful Monday Sally!

Eden said...

So sweet of her. It's a beautiful blue tag.

I haven't watched it yet. Nice to know you enjoyed the show.

Happy Blue Monday.

anne said...

You must have so much fun, Happy Blue Monday

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Advance happy Valentines day Ms.Sally. Cindy is so sweet for sending early love.

Shahz said...

Hello Ms. Sally.. Thanks for sharing and hosting this meme...:-)Advance happy Valentine!!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sally,
After leaving my comment, I looked for the movie on Netflix...Oh my gosh--it was great!!! Thank you for telling us about it...I LOVED it!

genny said...

nice presents Sally. mine is up. happy BM..

Self Sagacity said...

I have been wanting to see the movie, I am glad you like it. I will take it more seriously now. :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

I so wanted to see the musical when it was in Chicago. I guess I will have to rent the movie. I really do love musicals though, my favorite is 42nd Street!

Very nice gift from Cindy! How thoughtful!


Linda said...

Lovely blues for today. Very nice gift to receive.

Becky K. said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll look for the movie. We are off to the airport to drop Georgia off so she can head to your warm and sunny State.
Becky K.

Rebecca said...

What fun blue valentines-Happy Monday!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

I saw the movie a long time ago, and I like it..I'm glad you enjoyed the musical.

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

I've heard wonderful things about this play. Maybe we'll have the opportunity to see it, too.

I love your blue tag. It is so pretty.

Auntie E said...

I will have to look that movie up. Haven't seen anything on it here yet. Happy Blue Monday.

Mylene said...

Glad to know you enjoy the show ;) I love watching Musical but I rarely have a chance to do it.

Dorincard said...

Dynamic images...who's to say that blue pertains to calm and stillness?
Ballet dancer - "in the name of the boy". Not "in the name of the father"...:)

Rechie said...

good eve, it is my first time for blue Monday..great share for blue monday, i haven't seen the movie but I would love to watch it...

the blue tag is gorgeous

Unknown said...

oh you're friend is so sweet..nice gift for this month full of love.

I wish I could find Billy's movie here.

Thanks for the funny comment Sally.

xinex said...

Great photos, Sally! Looks like a good and entertaining show to watch....Christine

joyh82 said...

Looks like a neat movie, and love the cute basket of Valentine's Day
goodies. Happy Blue Monday!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Sally, I'm so glad you enjoyed the musical and you must be thrilled with that Valentine's tag. I hope you have a great week. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Most Smiling One! Oh, look at your pretties!
The musical sounds like it would have been so good and I'm glad you liked it!
Hope you're staying warm down your way! And I do miss you! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sally,

That looks like a good movie. I probably won't end up making it to the live musical, but I'm glad that you got the chance to.

That was so nice of Cindy to make that beautiful tag for you!

Have a great week,


Wifey10 said...

oh s sweet of her, very creative as well =)

Momgen said...

Wow i like those blue tags sweet. i like the movie also i watch that last month. Mine is a bit late...

Mine is here

Hooked on Memes said...

I loved the movie. Hope I'll be able to see the play one day. Have a beautiful Blue Monday!

ellen b. said...

Love those sweet blue tags! It's been a long time but I finally had something blue for today. Blessings Sally!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

love it,

well done review on Bill...

Grandmother Wren said...

very pretty tag - lucky you with talented friends!

Anonymous said...

The musical sounds interesting. That tag is adorable.

Scribbler said...

I loved the movie -- would really love an opportunity to see this on stage. Thanks for hosting!

Admin said...

my blog is joining for the first time.thanks for this nice meme..
See the World

Vivianapachecofineart said...

Wow, I love that blue tag...I am a sucker for vintage images!

April said...

I've heard about the movie, but I didn't know it was made into a Broadway musical! Glad you enjoyed it!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

s. i love you. see you when i return. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox she.

Cacai M. said...

Beautiful keepsake! Very artistically made. And looks like the movie is awesome. Thanks for sharing! Happy Blue Monday!

Come see mine: CSJ Blue Monday: Pens, Etc.

See yah...

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, Thank you for your sweet comment about Molly. She is not the least impressed with her looks. Although, she is told that by many. We love that about her. It may not last, she is 15 now. She does think she is all grown up now. Sigh!

I found the blue parrot on Google. I just Googled things that are blue if I remember correctly. If you want to use it take it. I think it is awesome. I knew you would love it. Smile. It is all yours.

I am sending you an email about something.
Love you, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Oh my Gosh, I forgot to tell you I want to see that movie. It sounds like fun. The sweet tag was a thoughtful gift. I love the blues she used. Making tags is fun. I often wonder what to do with them. Do you use them for gifts. It is a craft art and there is so much time involved making them. My cousin Marilyn makes them.

have a wonderful week,
Love ya, jeanne

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Hey Sally, Like Billy Elliot's clothes...I figured there was my son's BLUE basketball uniform...that always needs washing during the season. Have a happy day.
Mary Ann

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Sally, I guess I'm 'out of the loop' now because I have never even heard of "Billy Elliot"....

Glad you went and glad you both enjoyed it. I would struggle with the language also!!!! ha.. There's a TV show called "Lie to Me" which my hubby enjoys. The main character is British --and I can't understand what he says about half of the time...Oh Well.

Hope you are doing well.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great tag and so sweet fro her to send it. Blessings, Debbie

Jeri ~ said...

Sounds like a great time - Happy Blue Monday!!

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Happy Blue Monday to you .
What a super musical with awesome blues !
Thank you for sharing your early Valentine with us :)
Blessings of joy to you and yours.
Until Next time
Happy Trails

Ann said...

I'm definately going to add this to my list on Net Flex. Oh I do so love to go to plays, glad it was excellent. The tags Cindy made are gorgeous. Lucky you.

Ann said...

I'm definately going to add this to my list on Net Flex. Oh I do so love to go to plays, glad it was excellent. The tags Cindy made are gorgeous. Lucky you.

Marie said...

We loved the movie Billy Elliott -- it was just on cable the other day actually and I was watching it. I would love to see the musical at some point -- I'm glad you had a great time!!

Thanks for hosting the Blue Monday hop, I've been enjoying taking part!


Carly said...

What a great movie!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Great review Sally! You sure made me want to go see it. I'd love to see it on stage, but I'll probably have to settle for the movie. laurie

Joyful said...

Sounds like an interesting movie. Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

LV said...

I have not been to a movie in so long I probably would not know who to act. I will never see this or any other musical at this point. I am glad you enjoyed it and found just the right touch ob blues.

Mic said...

Just became a follower of your blog. Love the movie, one of my faves...not sure if I could get into the musical.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I haven't heard of that musical, but it sounds really nice!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Fashion Momma said...

I am so late. :(

Happy Blue Monday sally!

My Blue Monday.

Shahz said...

Hello again me sally, sorry for the mistake, i forgot to put our link into your link and it's to late for me to post it again, here's my entry for Blue monday:

Unknown said...

I DO really want to see this movie! I have heard wonderful things about it!
Thanks for the reminder. :)


P.S. Sweet tag!

jlshall said...

Billy Elliot sounds like fun. It's been a really long time since I saw a stage show. And now that you've got me thinking about it, I really want to see one! Hope your week is going well.

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! i love blue mondays :)

Gypsea Nurse said...

Happy Blue!
Love the Mt. rushmore pic.. I still have mine from when I was around 9 years old!
Have a great week!

Jerla Oh lalala said...

uh oh! am i late for my entry? it's only monday here in San Diego....

anyway, speaking for gas price. I have to say that the price is soaring high. it really hurts in our pocket everytime we put gas in our van. it's expensive, it's almost $4 per gallon. Geezzz when is this going to end? I guess when the Libya stop fighting huh?