San Fran fell head over heels in love with Kinky Boots

Sex is not the only thing in the heels of Kinky Boots

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Cyndi Lauper, the first woman to win a Tony Award for her solo composition of an original score, wrote the powerful messages found in this show about manhood and what it means to accept someone for who they are. This message was perfect for the spirited San Francisco audience as the vibe of the theatre was electric throughout the whole evening.

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If Hairspray and Rocky Horror Picture Show had a baby, it would look something very similar to Kinky Boots. This 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical moved the audience this San Francisco audience with its upbeat tunes, fabulous costumes, but most importantly: its message.

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The versatile Kyle Taylor Parker (Lola/Simon) looked better in a dress than I ever will but still left just as strong of an impact in a suit during “I’m Not my Fathers Son.” The chemistry between him and Steven Booth (Charlie) was evident as they audience watched their relationship develop, crumble, and blossom. The angels were there for Lola rain or shine and took charge whenever these six pairs of boots hit the stage floor.

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Although he did not look as dashing as Lola’s Angels, the brassy Joe Coots (Don), still strut his stuff in some red hot boots. Coots was a surprising character as I saw him develop Don throughout the whole show from a gruff factory worker to a fierce boxer to the individual that bridged the gap between feuding groups. While Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lauren) communicated an all too familiar feeling that many women go through in her number “A History of Wrong Guys.” I loved her zesty energy on stage and watching the ebbs and flows of her relationship with Charlie.

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Fierce dance moves and inspiration were sprinkled throughout the whole show. The six step program that Kinky Boots reefers to is the key to adding a little kick and inspiration in your own step:
1.pursue the truth
2. learn something new
3. accept yourself, and youll accept others
4. let love shine
5. let pride be your guide
6. you’ll change the world when you change your mind

The show is playing until December 28, so make sure you check it out at SHN Orpheum Theatre and buy tickets here

xoxo,

Sarah Stoker

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