Thursday 3 November 2016 11:36 AEDT
HIGH-HEELED HIT MUSICAL WILL STRUT INTO SYDNEY FROM APRIL 2017
Hot on the heels of its spectacular Australian premiere in Melbourne last month, multi-award winning, big-hearted new musical Kinky Boots, will strut into the Capitol Theatre, Sydney from April 2017.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 5 through Ticketmaster or kinkybootsthemusical.com.au.
Winner of every major international Best Musical award, Kinky Boots features Tony and Grammy-winning songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by Broadway royalty Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.
“A HOOT IN BOOTS! This is a scintillating staging: well cast, well drilled, tightly performed and as close to
technically flawless as you could hope to find. The chameleonic Callum Francis is beyond superlatives as Lola” - The Australian
“IRRESISTIBLE, BIG-HEARTED FUN, THE BEST MUSICAL TO HIT TOWN IN YEARS” - Fairfax Media
“YOU’VE GOT TO SEE THIS SHOW” - Alan Jones, Radio 2GB
Australian Producer Michael Cassel said; “Australian audiences have embraced this show so enthusiastically I am delighted, together with my partners Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, to announce a Sydney season so that even more people can experience the joy and fun of Kinky Boots and the talents of this phenomenal cast.
We have theatregoers of all ages and from all walks of life laughing, crying and cheering every night – I just can’t wait for Sydneysiders to experience that Kinky Boots high.”
Callum Francis and Toby Francis lead the company as principal characters Lola and Charlie – the fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos and the young man he inspires with an outrageous idea that could change both their destinies.
Sydney-based singer, writer and musical theatre performer Toby Francis was most recently a member of the internationally renowned Australian music ensemble The Ten Tenors.
British star Callum Francis makes his Australian debut directly from London, where he wowed audiences as the understudy Lola on the West End stage and performed in UK productions of The Lion King, Ghost and Miss Saigon.
Rounding out the cast are a mix of accomplished musical theatre performers and exciting fresh faces, including Sophie Wright (Lauren), Joe Kosky (Don), Teagan Wouters (Nicola) and Nathan Carter (George), along with Blake Appelqvist, James Delisco Beeks, comedy veteran Glenn Butcher, Hilary Cole, Jessica Condon, Richard Crandle, Denise Devlin, Euan Doidge, Daniel Downing, Bronte Florian, Linden Furnell, Ryan Gonzalez, Samm Hagen, Anthony Harkin, Jenni Little, Liam Peel, Emma Powell, Matthew Predny, Eric Rasmussen, Mark Simpson, Mark Stefanoff and Mitchell Woodcock.