Some things naturally lend themselves to stage musicals; Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, etc. Others … not so much. (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is still topical, right?) Some musical adaptations are so obvious it seems like they’ve always been on Broadway. Enter Billy Elliot: The Musical, based on the 2000 film about a young ballet dancer’s struggles during the UK Miner’s strike. The Elton John-scored production opens at the Boston Opera House tonight. Expect dance, #lowermiddleclassproblems and some dangerous-ass wire-stunts…wait, not again! TAYMORRRRRR!!!
[Tue 7.24.12. 539 Washington St., Boston. 617.259.3400. 7:30pm/all ages/$103-$614. @BillyElliotUS. bostonoperahouse.com]