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Elton John World News: ''Billy'' Tryouts Now Underway in New Zealand

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Monday 12 February 2007 @ 16:34 - GMT

The producers of the the stage show Billy Elliot are scouring New Zealand for a would be star.

Auditions for the lead get underway in Auckland today, Wellington tomorrow and Christchurch on Wednesday.

The production has already been an unparalleled success in the UK, with Elton making a brief appearance in a special gala performance as a miner from northern England.

 The Australasian production is due to open in Sydney at the end of the year. Show publicist JP Bolton predicts the boy who wins the lead role will go onto big things.

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