Kinky Boots – Show Guidelines

Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is a fun-filled and poignant story of two men who learn to accept themselves for who they really are. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the show features a joyous score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Based on the 2005 British film, Kinky Boots contains mature content and is best suited for teen and adult audiences.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.


Language
The words ass, bitch, fag, hell, piss, shit and tit are all used.

Sexual Innuendo
Several songs and dialogue contain sexual innuendo.

Drugs and Alcohol
Characters are shown drinking alcohol in several scenes.

Violence
Two characters fight in a pub as a crowd cheers them on.

Mature Content
The main character is discriminated against because she is a drag queen. In one scene, she is harassed by several men on the street.

The story raises questions about how far tolerance and acceptance goes, especially of boys who don’t act in a masculine way.