I had tickets to see Kinky Boots at the Broward Center for Performing Arts. I've wanted to see it for awhile now … I guess I first heard of it when Cyndi Lauper was on Celebrity Apprentice and she talked about what she was working on. The story is based on a British film by the same name which was based on a television documentary. It's set in a failing shoe factory in a british factory town where jobs are in jeopardy due to flagging product sales. The company changes the product for a niche market in order to save the company.
The costume designs are fabulous especially the boots! J Harrison Ghee who played Lola was powerful. I also loved the character of Lauren played by Tiffany Engen … since I haven't seen Kinky Boots before I don't know if all Lauren's play the role the same, or if Tiffany did a better job. I just know I loved her portrayal.
Overall it's a feel good kind of movie … no not the whole play, but in the end you get the feeling of love, respect, and finding a life's purpose that resonates with you.
I've had season's tickets for several years now, and both my husband and I thought this was one of the best plays we've seen.