POST: 'Kinky Boots' - if it's meant to be, it will be

What's it about?

A musical that focuses on truly living your life to its fullest potential.

What'd I experience?

I’ve heard about Kinky Boots countless amount of times. I heard about how glamorous and fabulous it was but never got an entire summary on it because I knew I was going to see if one day and I didn’t want anyone to spoil it for me.

Okay, let’s talk about this musical! It began with a boy and his father at their family shoe company. Then there was another boy wearing heels and his father wanted them off immediately. Right there I knew there was going to be a connection between the two boys somehow.

Out of nowhere the two boys, Charlie and Simon (who is also known as Lola, but will get into that later) turned into grown men. Charlie was making shoes in his father’s factory and Lola was an entertainer who's about to change Charlie's life.

Charlie’s shoe company is about to go out of business but then he meets Lola. Lola is a fabulous drag queen who then helps him revamp it.  It seemed like every shoe Charlie’s factory made, before Lola, was for elders in the nursing home. Every time he showed a new pair, it looked like the same thing to me. I just kept thinking to myself no wonder you’re going out of business, your shoes look a mess.

I mean what company is going to stay alive when all they sell is old man church shoes for every season? A change needed to come and Charlie knew that. Lola came into the company as a designer and revamped the whole deal. It was now all about flamboyant boots that came in almost every color.

Every single design that Lola came up with was magical, I could tell that designing boots was her destiny. It was like she had an emotional connection to boots. It was unbelievable how creative she was. Each time a new boot came out of the factory, I thought of my mother. She loves shoes so I knew that this musical would be the perfect musical for her see. To be honest, my mom is as crazy as me - so she would probably jump on the stage, grab a shoe, try it on and just act as if she was part of the musical herself!

It was pretty fulfilling seeing how Charlie and Lola came together. Charlie was in desperate need to revamp his brand, and Lola was there to help. It just showed me how everything happens for reason and you should not get discouraged because if it’s meant to be, it will be.


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