So we recently went to see Kinky Boots (again) at the beautiful Al Hirschfeld theatre on 45th and 8th and we were wowed (AGAIN!) by the magic of Kinky Boots Live on stage, so much so that we thought we would share our top 5 highlights of seeing Kinky Boots Live.
Girls (and guys!) just wanna have fun right? And fun you will certainly have at Kinky Boots! Cyndi has penned some fabulous tunes for this show! Show stopping numbers include “Land of Lola,” “Everybody Say Yeah” and “Raise You Up/Just Be.” There
The Amazing Costumes
The sex is CERTAINLY in the heel in Kinky Boots! Other than the FABULOUS pair of knee high sparkly red boots (think Dorothy, but all grown up and super sassy) there are some wonderful costumes, including wonderful shoes, on display! Part of Act Two is set in a fashion show, so you can only imagine what visual wonders you will be greeted with! This show is certainly a treat for the eyes! I wish Price & Son were a real place so I could buy me some of those fabulous heels!
Kinky Boots celebrates equality, acceptance and ones right to express themselves; three key ingredients to inner peace and a subsequent happy life. Yes Kinky Boots is a Broadway Musical, but it is also a safe space where viewers can see what happens when people unlock their potential and become great just by accepting who they are. Be who you want, do what you want and treat others with the same respect that you would want to be treated; that is a beautiful message indeed.
A trip to the theatre isn’t JUST about the show! There is some amazing merchandise on sale at the theatre such as the shows soundtrack, key rings and sweaters etc. If you want to make your trip that bit more memorable you can buy a lasting souvenir which means you can have a little bit of the show forever. Even if you are a bit strapped for cash, you get a free Kinky Boots beaker with soft and alcoholic drinks at the bar (that you can keep and take home!) On top of that, you get an all important Playbill. If you are lucky and wait patiently at stage door after the show, the cast might even sign it for you.
That Uplifting Feeling
I guess this is a combination of all of the above! A trip to Kinky Boots will undoubtedly leave you feeling uplifted. From the moment that you take your seat and hear the overture play to the moment that the curtains go down and the audience are on their feet clapping, this show will lift your heart. Even after the show you may still find yourself smiling! The best thing of all is that you have shared this amazing show with a thousand or so other people in the audience and all the cast on stage too! That is something very special indeed!
Kinky Boots is currently running at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre, where it is booking through to May 2015. The show is also touring the USA until the end of 2015. Rumours of a London transfer for Kinky Boots are also rife, which is good news for all European fans of the show!