They’re the Ones That You Want!
September’s cooler temps and earlier sunsets are the ideal backdrop for the two hit musicals closing out Starlight Theatre’s 2017 Broadway season – ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll romance Grease and the feisty, feel-good Kinky Boots.
From Friday, Sept. 8 through Thursday, Sept. 14, Grease is the word at Starlight! Audiences will take a glimpse in the rearview mirror to join in the fun of this sock-hopping, hand-jiving, much-loved musical. When bad-boy Danny and virtuous Sandy unexpectedly reunite at their high school after a secret summer romance, they find that keeping the love is harder than expected. But with the help of the Pink Ladies and the Greasers, they just might find their way back into one another’s arms.
Grease is the only show this season to be fully produced by Starlight. Among the cast and crew are several outstanding performers with roots in Kansas City, and a 15-member teen ensemble cast features talented high school students from several area Blue Star Awards schools.
After Greased Lightning peels off the stage, Starlight audiences will kick up their heels Sept. 29-Oct. 1 for Kinky Boots, the 2013 winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. Inspired by true events, Broadway’s big-hearted hit brings together a shoe-factory heir, a fabulous drag queen and a pair of sexy stilettos. With his family’s shoe factory teetering on the brink of financial ruin, Charlie Price joins forces with performer Lola to explore some uncharted territory – “kinky” boots for cross-dressers. This fashion-filled journey ultimately reveals the values of hard work, love and acceptance.
With music by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway veteran Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots debuted on Broadway in 2013 and continues in its fifth smash year at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. In addition to earning six Tonys, the show has enjoyed international success in London’s West End, Australia, Poland and more.
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