Everybody Say “Yeah!” for Kinky Boots

by Jessica Steinweg

I didn’t really know what to anticipate, the first time that I saw Kinky Boots. I’d heard from friends that it’s a fun show; and my stepmother once told me that it was one of the best shows she’d ever seen. Aside from that feedback, I hadn’t known what to expect.  Once I sat in the darkened theater, I was transported into a glittering musical sensation with deep roots in the power of friendship and acceptance.

Scene from "Kinky Boots"

Above: The touring cast of Kinky Boots. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Scene from "Kinky Boots"

Above: The touring cast of Kinky Boots. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Kinky Boots took home six 2013 Tony Awards, the most of any show in the season, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Broadway.com Awards for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album, along with many other accolades.

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