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The uplifting Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit by superstar Cyndi Lauper lands on the Olney Theatre Mainstage in spike heels and ready to strut. Charlie Price (Vincent Kempski) is desperately trying to save his family’s shoe factory, when an encounter with Lola (Solomon Parker III), a London drag queen in need of a quick repair for her boot, unites them in a new business venture. In order for their plan to work, the macho culture of Charlie’s economically depressed industrial hometown is going to have to co-exist with the gender-fluid exuberance of Lola and her queens. Hilarious and moving, Kinky Boots is an optimistic, 21st Century tale of finding community and family in unlikely circumstances.

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Sign-Interpreted Performance
Thursday, Mar. 2nd at 8:00pm

Audio-Described Performance
Wednesday, Feb 22nd at 8:00pm
 

Email wbrown@olneytheatre.org if you plan to utilize these services. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Music and Lyrics by
Cyndi Lauper

Book by
Harvey Fierstein

Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed
by Jerry Mitchell

Based on the Miramax motion picture of the same name, written by
Geoff Deane and Tim Firth

Music Direction by
Christopher Youstra

Choreographed by
Tara Jeanne Vallee

Directed by
Jason Loewith

2022-23 Season
Part of the 2022-23 Season

Meet the Cast

  • Malachi Alexander

    Angel
  • Ricardo Blagrove

    Ensemble / George u/s
  • Catrina Brenae

    Swing
  • Quadry Brown

    Angel/Lola u/s
  • Alex De Bard

    Lauren
  • Robbie Duncan

    Angel
  • Chris Genebach

    Don
  • Grayden Goldman

    Young Charlie
  • Kaiyla Gross

    Pat/ Lauren u/s
  • Shane Hall

    Associate Choreographer, Angel, Dance Captain
  • Henry Harleston

    Young Lola/ Simon
  • Vincent Kempski

    Charlie Price
  • Karl Kippola

    George
  • Alexis Krey

    Swing/ Angels u/s
  • Calvin McCullough

    Harry
  • Connor James Reilly

    Angel
  • Stephen Russell Murray

    Richard/ Harry, Don u/s
  • Solomon Parker III

    Lola
  • Dustin Sardella

    Young Charlie
  • Stephen F. Schmidt

    Mr. Price
  • Candice Shedd-Thompson

    Nicola
  • Sarah Anne Sillers

    Trish
  • David Singleton

    Angel
  • Tyrell Stanley

    Swing
  • Jason Loewith

    Artistic Director/Director
  • Tara Jeanne Vallee

    Choreographer
  • Christopher Youstra

    Music Director/ Director of Music Theater
  • Milagros Ponce de León

    Set Designer
  • Kendra Rai

    Costume Designer
  • Max Doolittle

    Lighting Designer
  • Matt Rowe

    Sound Designer
  • Larry Peterson

    Wig/Hair Designer
  • Devon Vaow

    Drag Consultant/ Makeup Designer
  • Casey Kaleba

    Fight Director
  • Leigh Wilson Smiley

    Dialects Designer
  • Shane Hall

    Associate Choreographer
  • Ben Walsh

    Production Stage Manager

Related Events:

  • Opening Night Panel Discussion: Drag, Theatre, and Culture, From La Cage Aux Folles to Ru Paul

    Thursday February 16th 2023
    5:00 pm
    Olney Theatre
    $10/Members Free

    We will trace the history of the art of drag and drag culture from its underground origins to its movement into “the mainstream."

    Speakers:
    Evon Dior Michelle, Director of Entertainment/CoFounder of SADBrunch EntertainmentSunrize (Joseph W. Ritsch) Director/ Choreographer/ Producing Artistic Director at Rep StageDr. April Sizemore-BarberWomen's and Gender Studies at Georgetown University

Registration and Additional Information
  • Sip 'N (Face) Paint

    Saturday, February 25
    5:30 pm
    1938 Original Theatre
    General Admission - $10

    Baltimore’s 2020 Drag Queen of the Year and Director of Entertainment/CoFounder of SADBrunch Entertainment, Evon Dior Michelle, will lead a Drag Makeup Tutorial. This event is B.Y.O.M.: bring your own makeup! Enjoy experimenting with bold and bright looks! 

Tickets and Additional Information
  • Drag Story Hour

    Olney Library
    Sunday, February 26 at 11:00 am

    Story hour just got a lot more glamorous. As part of our celebration of Kinky Boots, we’re sponsoring a Drag Story Hour—a morning of songs and stories— at the Olney Public Library hosted by the incomparable drag queen D’manda Martini. This is a free family event, appropriate for all ages, especially toddlers, preschoolers, and young children.

Free! No RSVP Required
  • Not Your Typical Singles Mixer

    Thursday March 9th 2023
    6:00 pm
    Mainstage
    Ticket Price - $79 includes show and reception

    Drag yourself (or not) to the “It's Not Your Typical Night in the burbs!” We have the glamorously talented Evon Dior Michelle, Director of Entertainment and CoFounder of SADBrunch Entertainment, as our host for our first ever Singles Mixer at Olney Theatre! We have reserved a section in the Mainstage Theatre for all the attendees to sit together to watch Kinky Boots after the mixer.

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Kinky Boots

February 10 - March 19 2023

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