Not only was the show phenomenal, but Tommy was at his very best giving it his all, very much realizing that this was his last performance on that stage.
It was not only a pleasure to watch his performance but even a greater pleasure to personally meet him backstage at the meet and greet, presenting him with a very special tribute gift that was presented by this site and The Skykid.com. (See picture)
I have been doing my best to catch up with Tommy because I was very interested in knowing just how a young performer like himself who was seemingly at a pinnacle in his young career could possibly follow up this kind of highpoint and showcase performance. What could possibly match the momentum of this kind of celebrity status?
I soon found out that talented youngsters like Tommy don’t stop dancing their way through life. Instead, it’s one adventure just leading to another. Below is his personal letter exactly as he related it to me.
“This is Tommy Batchelor.
My last show with Billy Elliot Chicago was October 10, 2010; a day of weeping and long goodbyes.
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I immediately came home to rehearsals for Miami City Ballet’s The Nutcracker, performing as Prince/ The Nutcracker in December.
The skykid.com is one of the most influential and captivating blogs on the net, and includes introductions and reviews of coming of age books, short films, music, and movies that focus on adolescent development and young people in the performing arts. Rivenmaster’s Place is pleased to present this exclusive interview with that blog’s founder.
It was many months ago while searching for some background on a young performer that I was reunited with a website that I hadn’t visited for awhile. While I had read many articles, like most visitors, I had yet to leave any comments. However due to my deliberate search, I left a comment thanking him for publishing exactly what I needed to find out about that youngster.
Since the time of leaving that first comment, we have become very close friends. Not only sharing the same interest in maintaining a blog site but in treble music, movies, and a host of other interests.
I’m speaking about http://www.theskykid.com. The skykid.com is one of the most influential and captivating blogs on the net, featuring articles with embedded audio, video clips, and film previews. The site also includes introductions and reviews of coming of age books, short films, music, and movies that focus on adolescent development and young people in the performing arts. The newest feature of the site boasts a live radio program each Sunday afternoon and is on the air 24/7 broadcasting previous live shows and music by young aspiring musicians along with well known artists who have already made their mark in the industry.