Theatre Review: “Kinky Boots” Puts Its Best Foot Forward In Exposing Biases

“The energy, choreography, and aesthetics, combine to make this award-winning musical one of the best in its class.”
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A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father’s shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

As a shoe lover, they had me at the heel….and seriously, I’d give the left toe on my right foot for a pair of snazzy, high-heeled, never-to-be-walked-in boots. The truth is, though, you don’t have to be a shoe lover to recognize that Tony Award-Winning director Jerry Mitchell has put his best foot forward in appealing to a wide range of audiences by putting together this masterpiece of theatrical entertainment which includes drama, corruption, deception, humility, and over-the-top prancing that is based on a true story.

Charlie Price’s lifelong battle with following in his father’s footsteps comes full circle as he tries his best to alienate himself from the family’s shoe business. The real struggle begins when, after the passing of his father, Charlie makes an all-out attempt to separate himself from the day-to-day responsibilities that would keep him tied to making shoes for the rest of his life.

The energy, choreography, and aesthetics, combine to make this award-winning musical one of the best in its class. Specifically, the vocal and physical talent of Timothy Ware is unmatched and shows the strength of a seasoned performer, who leads a team of well-trained and equally talented peers who act and dance their way into your heart and soul. Every aspect of this production deserves every accolade that it has been given with additional acknowledgment for the courage to take on a controversial subject and provide entertaining resolution that is undeniably necessary. Congrats to author Harvey Fierstein for the book and Cyndi Lauper for the courage and artistic ability to bring the unapologetic, life-changing story to the world! Don’t Miss It!

Now playing at the Music Hall at Fair Park March 28 – April 9

Tracee Bond

Tracee is a movie critic and interviewer who was born in Long Beach and raised in San Diego, California. As a Human Resource Professional and former Radio Personality, Tracee has parlayed her interviewing skills, interest in media, and crossover appeal into a love for the Arts and a passion for understanding the human condition through oral and written expression. She has been writing for as long as she can remember and considers it a privilege to be complimented for the only skill she has been truly able to master without formal training!

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