Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Buell Theatre: 10/29 – 11/9

     The message of loving acceptance is not a new one. It is, however, one that still needs a lot of polishing on this spinning planet.

     “Kinky Boots” tells the story of two young men who come together in an odd set of circumstances in which one of them saves the other’s life.
     The saved one is a straight guy attempting to rescue his father’s floundering shoe factory. The savior is a drag queen with a backdrop in the boxing ring.
     With a penchant for fashion, Lola insists that Charlie should be making fabulous sexy red  “kinky boots” for a special “niche market.”
     “Kinky Boots” was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won 6…including Best Musical.
     Local Diva, Annaleigh Ashford received a Tony nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her stellar performance.
     There’s Cyndi Lauper’s Tony award winning score, Jerry Mitchell’s Tony Award winning choreography and the Tony Award winning book by four-time Tony Award winning Harvey Fierstein.
     It sounds like just another piece of flash and fluff but underneath it all there’s substance, baby.

      The show gives us a character whose unconditional love can let a macho bully win out of sheer compassion while she throws the game modestly masquerading as ignorant weakness. All that so the bully doesn't have to feel humiliated in the way that she has been all her life.
     Based upon the heartfelt movie script with the same title, this is a touring show that comes with high recommendations.
      Kyle Tyler Parker (Lola) and Steven Booth (Charlie) are both stellar.

     Go see it!

for tickets go online to or call  800-641-1222Marlowe's Musings

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