"Noah Parets played the title character in the performance I saw Tuesday night and he was terrific, managing to pretty much carry the show solidly on his 13-year-old shoulders."
-- The Hartford Courant
"Parets played the role like a Stradivarius."
— Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Parets, who played the title character Billy Elliot at my performance, was simply a marvel. He is one amazing, passionate talent that you cannot take your eyes off. Sensitivity, power and emotion ooze off of Parets when he dances. He most definitely gives the Miami City Ballet a run for their money! There are two scenes in particular, the “Angry Dance” and the dance between Elliot and his older self, that holds such a gravitational supremacy over you. You will root for Elliot for the entire musical"
— The Palm Beach Examiner
“Noah Parets brought the opening-night crowd to its feet”
— Memphis Commercial Appeal
"Only the most hard-hearted audience member could fail to fall in love with Billy, especially as portrayed by the spectacularly talented 13-year-old Noah Parets...Parets, who played the part Tuesday, portrays the boy with passion, a sweet voice, and powerhouse dancing.... Billy pretty much dominates the show....See the show for Billy"
— Palm Beach Daily News
“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
"The role of Billy Elliot, played by Noah Parets on the night I saw the show, was a dream. Obviously a critical part, the performance could either make or break the entire show; however, Parets was truly exceptional. His dancing was beautiful and passionate, a rare quality for such a young performer. He really made the show worth seeing,"
— University of California News
"...if Parets’ stellar triple-threat performance on opening night is an indication of the caliber of all four boys’ work, audiences are in for the year’s most memorable child star turn"
— Stage Scene LA / April 17, 2013
"Noah Parets IS Billy Elliot. Noah Parets makes "Billy Elliot" a character-centered, poignant, humorous, and strong musical. While "Billy" boasts a large cast of perhaps 40 singers, dancers, and actors, this impish spitfire 13-year-old steals the show. But, then, that's his job, and Parets takes command in a boyish manner that never steals scenes from others. The bottom line - this boy is an exemplary talent"
— In the Spotlight
“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
"With all the interesting characters, this show is about Billy Elliot. On this night, the role was played by 13 year-old Massachusetts resident Noah Parets. To say young Parets stole the show would be an understatement. Charismatic, fresh and spunky, Parets played the role as it was designed." Parets’ vocals are steady with a sweet voice that has yet to undergo the dreaded deepening as he progresses through adolescence. His dancing is simply spectacular. He displays the power, grace and form that is required of a potential world-class ballet dancer"
"Noah Parets, who played Billy at Tuesday night’s opening, acquitted himself admirably as a dancer...winning applause as he soared on a wire...in the Swan Lake number and again while pouring out his soul in Electricity. As a singer/actor, he touches hearts with his two takes on the sentimental Dear Billy song, shared with his late mother"
— Montreal Gazette
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