Noah’s Press

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“Parets played the role like a Stradivarius. “ — Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Noah Parets brought the opening-night crowd to its feet”   — Memphis Commercial Appeal

“Billy Elliot (at this performance — Noah Parets) is literally in more ways than one the star of the show. His fierce passion for dancing is shown every step of the way. Parets is a precocious little actor but a phenomenally talented performer. During his “Angry Dance” he becomes a raging inferno of infuriating agony, literally expressing every angry emotion within him through his explosive dance. This is tempered later by his dance during “Electricity” which is both stunning and accompanied by his beautiful melodious singing solo. Parets simply soars to new heights, so much so that he practically has the audience leaping out of the chair with him when he dances, spins, and even flies with his dream self  late in act two. An out of this world performance given by the young performer; certainly something not to be missed” — DC Metro Theatre Arts

“I can’t say enough about Noah Parets, who played Billy on opening night….he’s got the acting chops, never letting us forget his working class core. Once we see what he is capable of later in the show, his ability to convincingly play that early awkwardness, frustration and drive becomes even more impressive. I believed him…” — Indianapolis Business Journal

Memphis Commercial Appeal/September 20: Billy Elliot is Riveting, Spectacular Musical

Minneapolis Star Tribune/October 10: This “Billy” Takes Gorgeous Flight

Fayetteville Flyer/December 8: Dance the Night Away

Baltimore Post-Examiner/December 20: Inspirational Musical Comes at the Right Time

OUTspoken/December 19: Billy Elliot Will Dance into Your Heart

DC Theater Metro Arts/December 19: Billy Elliot at the Hippodrome

The Montreal Gazette/January 9: Billy Elliot the Musical: These Kids Are Alright

La Presse “Saved by the Dance”/January 9

Métro (French daily) ‘’Bravo Billy Elliot!’’/January 9

Sequences/January 9

Rue Rezzonico/January 9

Le Huffington Post Quebec/January 9

The Examiner (Palm Beach)/March 6: “Billy Elliot” is One Electrifying Masterpiece

The Palm Beach Daily News/March 6: Irrestible Billy Elliot Dominates Uneven Musical, Now Playing at Kravis

The Palm Beach Post/March 7: “Billy Elliot” Leaps Artfully from Screen to Stage

Radio/TV Reviews:

WYPR: NPR Maryland Morning/December 24: Billy Elliot at the Hippodrome

Le Telejournal Gran Montreal/January 9

TVA Montreal Salut, Bonjour (morning show)/January 9 (see 3.59 on video for start of review)

Newspaper and Magazine Feature Articles

Boston Press:

The Boston Globe/July 22 : Noah Parets of Sharon dances in “Billy Elliot: The Musical.”

Boston Metro/July 26 : Noah Parets has Happy Feet

Eagle Tribune/July 29 : Being ‘Billy Elliot’ — 10 Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical Stars Massachusetts Boy in Leading Role

Patriot Ledger/July 29 : Sharon Boy Stars in Broadway Tour of ‘Billy Elliot’

Improper Bostonian : The Next Steps: Thirteen-year-old Sharon, Mass., Native Noah Parets Stars in Billy Elliot The Musical (July 2)

CBS Boston/July 24 : One Last Thing: Local Teen Stars in ‘Billy Elliot’

The Boston Herald/July 24 : Bay State ‘Billy’

The Boston Globe/July 28 : Noah featured in ‘Celebrity News’

Daily News Transcript/August 1 : Sharon Student takes the stage in ‘Billy Elliot’ : Sharon Student Spending Summer on Broadway Stage (August 12)

The Boston Herald, Tracked Down/August 9 :Tracked Down: Tom Brady, Noah Parets, Adrian Gonzales and more…..

The Boston Herald, Tracked Down/August 16 : Keeping hope alive — ‘At Fenway’ – The young ‘Billy Elliot’ star will appear in music video ‘At Fenway’ (with singer Brian Evans and actors William Shatner and Morgan Freeman)

The Boston Herald/August : It’s all relative for Olympian, “Billy Elliot” star (August 22)

Buffalo Press:

Buffalo News/September 23: Billy Elliot Dances Onto Shea’s Stage

Memphis Press:

Memphis Commercial Appeal/September 13: Strenuous Billy Elliot Role Requires Multi-talented Boys

Memphis Flyer/September 18: Being Billy Elliot

Detroit Press:

Detroit Free Press/September 2

Austin Press:

The Austin Statesman/November 23: Boys Who Play Billy Elliot Know What It’s Like to be an Odd Duck

Culture Map Austin/December 3: Award Winning Teen Dancer Brings His Happy Feet to Austin in Lead Billy Elliot Role

Ottawa Press:

LeDroit Ottawa/December 27: For the Love of Dance with Noah Parets

Birmingham. Alabama Press

Southern Jewish Life Magazine/January 29: Parets Living a Dream with Billy Elliot (see page 27)

West Palm Beach Press:

Palm Beach News/March 1: Billy Elliot a Big Challenge for Young Stars

Vancouver Press: 28: Billy Elliot’s Noah Parets Follows his Passion

Review Vancouver/April 2: Billy Elliot the Musical Plus an Interview with Noah Parets

Broadway Press:

Broadway Across Canada Video starring Noah Parets

Broadway in Boston/ : Penguins Inspired Boston Local Noah Parets to Tap His Happy Feet in Hit Musical Billy Elliot 29 : Ben Cook and Noah Parets Step Up to the Barre as New Leads in Billy Elliot Tour

“At Fenway” Music Video Press

The Boston Herald/March 20: William Shatner Makes Right Call for Fenway Tribute

WALB ABC News, Georgia/November 11: Captain Kirk Plays Umpire in Brian Evans Video

Tracked Down/November 7/Boston Herald

The Boston Herald, Tracked Down/August 16 : Keeping hope alive — ‘At Fenway’ – The young ‘Billy Elliot’ star will appear in music video ‘At Fenway’ (with singer Brian Evans and actor William Shatner)

The Boston Herald, Tracked Down/August 9 :Tracked Down: Tom Brady, Noah Parets, Adrian Gonzales and more…..

Television Interviews/Radio/Other Media

Go Calgary! Morning News/April 2: Part 1

Go Calgary! Morning News/April 2: Part 2

Global New morning show, Calgary/March 27: Noah Parets, star of the musical, joins Global TV

Breakfast Television Calgary/March 27: We Meet Billy Elliot

CBC Radio Show, Calgary/March 27: Noah sits down with Doug Dirks to discuss the show, life on the road and being Billy

NBC Morning Show Naples, Fla./February 20

FOX Morning News Birmingham, Al./February 6

Billy Elliot Visits Wake Up! Morning Show, CBS Birmingham, Al/February 6

CTV Morning Live Ottawa/January 2

CTV Morning Live Ottawa Part 2, Noah teaches dance moves to reporter/January 2

CTV News Montreal/January 9, Billy Elliot Comes to Montreal

CJAD Montreal/January 9: Meet the Boy Behind Billy Elliot

Le Journal de Montreal/January 12: Interview with Noah and Ali Solomon

WJZ TV/CBS Baltimore/December 20: Billy Elliot Dances Into Town

MIX FM Baltimore (CBS affiliate)/December 20: The morning interview with Noah and Janet

WOWT/ABC News Omaha/December 8: Billy Elliot Visits St. Cecilia’s School

WKBW Morning News Buffalo/September 26

Winging It! Morning Show in Buffalo/September 26

WREG/Channel 3 News Interview Memphis

WBUR/NPR Interview

Fox News TV Interview/July 24 Meet Noah”Need for Speed” Video Interview

Patriot Ledger August 9/Noah Sings National Anthem at Fenway Park

Select Videos

Canoe TV Montreal of Noah as Billy/press preview/January 9

Broadway Across Canada promo video starring Noah Parets

“At Fenway” music video trailer starring Noah Parets, singer Brian Evans and William Shatner

“At Fenway” video starring Noah, Brian and the Shat

Noah Parets and Kylend Hetherington teach Omaha middle school kids how to boogie

Noah’s America’s Dancer of the Year contemporary solo

Noah and Rich Sing the National Anthem at Fenway Park, August 8 (beginning is a bit cut off)

Noah and the Billy Kids Sing the National Anthem at Milwaukee Brewers Game

Photo Montage


Pierre Bourgault Photographs opening night in Montreal with Noah as Billy, January 9

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