“Kinky Boots”

David and I had a rollicking good time at Diamond Head Theatre last Saturday. We saw “Kinky Boots,” a musical with an unusual plot. Believe it or not, it’s based on a true story.

The Price & Son Shoe Factory in England is about to go bankrupt, because of over supply and less demand. The father has died, and the son, Charlie Price, has taken over. By chance, he meets Lola, a drag queen, and is persuaded to manufacture women’s boots for men, who want to dress like women. Hence, the title, “Kinky Boots.” We learn from Lola that red is the color of sex, so the more red boots, the better. Of course, the factory manufactures boots of other colors. You will be amused at how many colorful designs they come up with. It’s a visual feast.

Most of all, we learn the value of acceptance. We must accept the transvestites as they are just as you must accept yourself as you are.

David posed in front of the theatre marquee:

Note the red boots, forming the letter K in the title. Photos of the cast are on the right:

This is the stage:

This is the orchestra (2 keyboards, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass and percussion), directed by Phil Hidalgo:

The cast and orchestra were superb. The musical was beautifully directed and choreographed by Andrew Sakaguchi. Above all, Kwame Michael Remy was convincing as Lola. He/She stole the show.

P.S. My health has improved considerably. I still cough, but not as much.

7 Responses to ““Kinky Boots””

  1. David Says:

    That was amazing. Great theatre in Hawaii and a great cast! The cast was all volunteers except for the lead, Kwame Michael Remy, who was brought in from Broadway to give our local show such a professional look and feel. Once again we are so blessed to live in Hawaii, the Aloha State!

  2. DJan Says:

    I have heard of this musical. You are so fortunate to have been able to see it. If I get a chance, I’ll see it too. 🙂

  3. Christine Says:

    Glad you had a good time and more importantly, glad that cough is getting under control.

  4. Elephant's Child Says:

    I am so glad your health is improving, and hope the improvement continues – and stays.
    I haven’t seen this and would love to. Thank you.

  5. Snoskred Says:

    The movie is excellent too. Chiwetel Ejiofor was amazing as Lola. 🙂

  6. Christine Says:

    We enjoyed this production when we saw it in Toronto. There is a small white camel above the orangutan on the right of the picture.

  7. Olga Says:

    Good health update!!
    Live theater is so much fun.

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