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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:20 am 
Small Boy

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Grandparents are some of the best fans of Billy Elliot. They support and attend the grandkid's activities and often disagree with the parenting. Grandparents appreciate the closeness between Billy and his grandmom. Just look around at the show and you will see many grandparents.


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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:13 pm 
Mr Braithwaite

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Perhaps using a video like this one that shows the special relationship between Billy and his Grandmother would be a good way to promote BETM to grandparents.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMS18ShVrZw


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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:37 pm 
Mr Braithwaite

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Or perhaps this video, which shows the special relationship between the actors who play Billy and Grandma.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7ss0APqikA

Either way, grandparents should know how relevant Billy Elliot The Musical is to real-life close family relationships.


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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:54 pm 
Mr Braithwaite

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Another group that can appreciate Billy Elliot The Musical is an obvious one that is led by Elton John; this includes any young person who is at odds with his or her parents about the future direction of the child's life.
In this case, viewing BETM can be good for both the parent and child. Perhaps they both can gain an understanding of each other's opinion, and not be so rigid in their own stance. Since most families have these arguments at some point, we, the fans who really understand the serious theater side of Billy Elliot The Musical, can recognize the family conflict and strongly recommend the show. Also, promotions can point out that family reconciliation is a major theme of BETM.


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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:42 am 
Small Boy

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I can relate to this since my Dad wanted me to go into the family business. I did not. The theme of reconciliation in Billy Elliot could have given us a common ground.


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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:17 am 
Small Boy

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An unfortunate group that can appreciate Billy would be children who had a parent die. They could be comforted by Billy's Letters with his mother.


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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:30 pm 
Mr Braithwaite

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Luckily, children who have lost a parent are a small group in the total fans of Billy Elliot The Musical. But the comfort and support provided by the show can help them past the terrible loss in their young lives.

Alex Ko, and his use of dance to express the activities that he and his father shared, is an example of the healing power of art.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOh7Uh9TwJ8


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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:54 am 
Mr Braithwaite

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People who can relate to characters in the show who remind them of their own relatives are bound to be fans of Billy Elliot The Musical. I had an elderly aunt who seemed to be the model for Grandma with her dislike for her husband and her obscene gestures and language.

There are those people who grew up with a strong father who believed "It's my way or the highway". Or a big brother who acted more like a surrogate parent than a sibling. Or a female relative who always took charge and took children under her wing like Mrs. Wilkinson.

These people will love the characters in BETM . Anyone have an idea how a promotion could be aimed to reach them?


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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:07 pm 
Small Boy

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A head-of-household father, the oldest son next in line as ruler, and a grandmother who curses and gestures obscenely---sounds like South Philly family that I know, but the grandma curses and gestures in Italian!


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 Post subject: Re: Group Profiles of the Best Fans of Billy Elliot The Musical
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:51 pm 
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