kinky boots at marcus center

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Kinky Boots national touring company. Photo: Matthew Murphy.

Words to describe Kinky Boots: colorful, bold, inspiring, exciting, and, of course, SEXY.

Those who know me know I absolutely adore drag queens (I’ve been watching RuPaul’s Drag Race since the very first season!), so combining queens with musical theater for a message of self love and self expression is sure to thrill. I’m a fan of the film the show is based on, but the musical is new to me.

J. Harrison Ghee is an absolute treasure in the role of Lola. He’s a real powerhouse, bringing the pipes and dance skills plus real humanity to both the flashy, kick-ass Lola and the somewhat quieter (but no less kick-ass) Simon. In fact, Ghee’s Lola is so strong that I have to say Charlie faded in comparison. He’s a character with a lot less room for embellishment, but I still would have liked to see more energy from him. As it is, his escalating stress in the second act feels a little bit unfocused.

I loved the flashy dance numbers featuring Lola’s “Angels.” The number pictured above that made great use of the shoe factory’s production line was a major standout, as was the way that the Angels created the boxing ring during the scene at Fisticuffs.

Mostly, the show made me crave a pair of absolutely ridiculous boots. After seeing all the fun those ladies were having rocking their kinky boots on stage, I want some of my own!

Don’t miss the opportunity to get kinky (and celebrate being yourself!) with Kinky Boots.

The Facts

Kinky Boots playing at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts now through Sunday, June 5.

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