Kinky Boots struts to the ABT stage March 18

Star Staff
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Alberta Bair Theater’s Broadway Series presented by U.S. Bank features the Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Kinky Boots,” produced by TROIKA Entertainment that brings together four-time Tony®  Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy®  Award-winning rock icon  Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for “Kinky Boots”), on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Fewer than 200 tickets remain for the production in Billings.

The winner of six 2013 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, “Kinky Boots” also features direction and choreography by Tony®  Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, according to an Alberta Bair Theater news release.

“Kinky Boots” tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family’s struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola, and together they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.

Inspired by true events, “Kinky Boots” takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

“Kinky Boots” has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world with the Tony Award-winning Broadway company now in its fifth year, an Olivier Award-winning production in London, an Australian production that opened in October 2016, and an upcoming production in Germany. Other previous productions include a past United States National Tour that played more than 80 cities, an award-winning extended run in Toronto, two productions in Korea, and a Japanese language production. The Grammy Awardwinning Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Kinky Boots” is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.

The National Tour of “Kinky Boots” is produced by TROIKA Entertainment. The creative team includes Tony® Award nominee David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Tony® Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Tony® Award-winner John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Brian Strumwasser (Make-up Design), Joy Dewing Casting and Wojcik/Seay Casting (Casting), DB Bonds (Associate Director), and Rusty Mowery (Associate Choreographer). “Kinky Boots” features musical supervision by Roberto Sinha, and arrangements and orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Awardwinner Stephen Oremus.

The Broadway production of ˚Kinky Boots” is produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theaters.

This performance of “Kinky Boots” is sponsored by U.S. Bank, MurphyMyers PLLC, ABC6/Fox4 and Upstream Media/Hot101.9. Tickets, at $80 and $67, are available at the Alberta Bair Theater Box Office on the corner of 3rd Ave. N. and N. Broadway, by phone at 406-256-6052 (box office hours are Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and/or online at www.albertabairtheater.org.