at the Morris Performing Arts Center
May 4-6, 2018
Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, KINKY BOOTS follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family’s shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it’s up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies’ shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out “kinky boots” under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?
Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards® and inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.
- ACT I: 1 hour 5 minutes
- INTERMISSION: 15 minutes
- ACT II: 1 hour
- RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 20 minutes
The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the company approved entrance time.
- Friday, May 4, 2017: 8:00pm
- Saturday, May 5, 2017: 2:00pm
- Saturday, May 5, 2017: 8:00pm
- Sunday, May 6, 2017: 2:00pm
- Sunday, May 6, 2017: 7:30pm
Recommended age of 10+. At the end of the day, KINKY BOOTS is about acceptance – accepting yourself and accepting other people for who they are as well as the importance of kindness, understanding, and friendship. There is some talk about sex (“Sex Is in the Heel”), death, cross-dressing and other adult themes. For more information, read this article about KINKY BOOTS!