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Billy Elliot The Musical stars and their friends gathered at Toronto's Canon Theatre to celebrate the opening of the production

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Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish make their way along the red carpet as they arrive for the opening of Billy Elliot The Musical at the Canon Theatre in Toronto.

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David Furnish and Sir Elton John pose with three of the boys who play the lead role in Billy Elliot: Myles Erlick, Marcus Pei and J.P. Viernes.

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Tre Armstrong of the show So You Think You Can Dance Canada shakes hands with one of the Billy Elliott boys, Marcus Pei, at the opening gala of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Canon Theatre in Toronto on March 1, 2011.

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Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan kiss at the opening of Billy Elliot The Musical at the Canon Theatre in Toronto on March 1, 2011.

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Sir Elton John, centre, and husband David Furnish are interviewed by a TV presenter as they arrive at the opening night of 'Billy Elliot the Musical' in Toronto on March 1, 2011.

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Sir Elton John wears a tutu as he joins the cast of the stage adaptation Billy Elliot The Musical for their curtain call following the show's premiere in Toronto on March 1, 2011.

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