Get Kinky!

I would like to apologize in advance for the terrible quality of the photos, but this was a last minute adventure after all.

And no, I am not encouraging or discussing the actual act of “getting kinky” in whatever form you wish to take that (but live your life, I’m not judging haha). But I will be talking about the amazing Broadway hit musical Kinky Boots!

Prior to attending, I knew I wanted to see the show, even though I knew nothing about it. For the past 8 weeks, the famous YouTube star, and one of my faves at that, Todrick Hall, was cast to play the lead role in the musical. His presence alone drew me to attend. However, this was in my mind months ago and I simply lost track of time. In the blink of an eye I found out that this upcoming Sunday, March 5th will be Todrick’s last show playing the role, so I absolutely had to see it before he left.

A day before we went, my friends Annie, Drew, Ian, and I decided to find last minute tickets to see the show as soon as we could.  This proved to be problem as we are currently college students on a budget and did not want to spend an arm and a leg on a musical, no matter how much we wanted to. Luckily the fantastic creators of Today Tix, a company and app that find cheap play and musical tickets in a flash, came to our rescue and we got tickets to the show the day before at about 50% off the box office price.

Kinky Boots’ home is at the Al Hirschfield Theater on 45th Street. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the pleasant staff of the theater and were shown our seats. This theater is on the smaller side compared to others, but this was perfect as there was a good distance between all the seats and the stage, making any seat worth your money, with no visible partial-view seats.

The run time of the musical is about 2 hours and 20 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. The musical follows the life of Charlie Price, the son of a shoemaker, who must take over his father’s company yet struggles to do so. He finds assistance from a drag queen who goes by the name of Lola who leads Charlie through this tough time and helps in Charlie discovering things about himself along the way.

I wish I could give you a scene by scene review of the entire production, but even I couldn’t sum it all up in one post. What I can tell you is that the show is absolutely phenomenal. Written by Harvey Fierstein and music by Cyndi Lauper, this production is funny an entertaining yet equally riveting and comes with an important message of being kind to one another, a message which I find to be very relevant especially today. The music strays from the traditional Broadway tunes and has a more mainstream-pop flair that is refreshing and exciting.

By the end of the musical, the entire theater was dancing and clapping along to the final song while giving the actors a standing ovation that was well deserved. My favorite part of the night was the four of us rushing the stage door to meet and get autographs from the cast. This cast was extremely kind and we got to meet every single one of them, including Todrick who at first was said to not be able to meet and greet due to an illness, but he came out anyways and could not have been any nicer.

While Todrick will be bidding the stage farewell this Sunday, I still encourage anyone to go out and see this Tony Award winning musical, a must see for people of all ages.

And if you want to see this show or any other muscial or play without hurting the bank definitely check out Today Tix and use my code FMAYD at checkout to get $10 off your first ticket order!

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