-- "Kinky Boots" arrives at the Fisher Theatre
in Detroit. Written by Harvey Fierstein and musical score written
by Cyndi Lauper, this is a story of a struggling shoe factory
in Northampton, England. The curtain went up and we saw a shoe
factory with shoes coming down a conveyer belt. But when his father
dies, Charlie Price (Steven Booth) is forced to bring back the
company from the verge of bankruptcy.
meets Lola (Kyle Taylor Parker), a transvestite, who needs well-made
stilettos, an idea comes to mind. Charlie collaborates with her
(or him) and she becomes his designer. Flamboyant Lola figures
she has a "niche" to fill and wants red boots. "Red
stands for sex," says Lola. The unlikely pair finds they
have more in common than ever and discovers that when you change
your mind about someone, you can change the world.
by a true story, "Kinky Books" the musical has some
similar differences than the real story. In the original story,
the shoe factory's name was W.J. Brooks Shoe Company. In the musical,
it was Price & Sons Ltd. W.J. Brooks made women's boots for
men and women, Price & Sons made women's boots just for men.
Steve Pateman was the owner in real life, while in the musical
the owner was Charlie Price. Also ,Steve Pateman modeled his line
of footwear in his company's brochures and catalogs, while Charlie
Price modeled the Kinky Boot line at the Milan Footwear Show.
Boots" was an unexpected surprise. I thought it was a good
musical adaptation even with the differences from the original
story. Children may not understand the character of Lola who later
becomes Simon at the end of the musical. However, it is still
worth taking them to see it.
the sold-out audiences who have discovered why the best way to
fit in is to stand out.
Boots" the musical is directed and choreographed by Tony
Award-winner Jerry Mitchell and took home six 2013 Tony awards,
the most of any show in the season.
Fisher Theatre is hosting Kinky Boots from January 15-25, 2015.
Tickets start at $35 (including parking and facility fees) and
is now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations by phone at 1-800-982-2787,
online at www.ticketmaster.com
and at the Fisher Theatre box office.
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