Meet the Angels of Kinky Boots—see the show at Red Mountain Theatre, now through June 26

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In full glam. (Red Mountain Theatre)

Live theater is back and in full swing at Red Mountain Theatre. Kinky Boots is kicking off the summer season, showing now through June 26. Keep reading for an exclusive look (and a discount code!) at the show from the Angels of Kinky Boots.

Kinky Boots

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The Angels. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Kinky Boots is a story of acceptance—accepting yourself and accepting others for who they are. Throughout the plot, the show teaches the importance of kindness, understanding and friendship.

Here’s a quick rundown of the plot if you’ve never heard of Kinky Boots before:

Main character Charlie Price reluctantly inherits his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of a good pair of stilettos who turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie.

As they work to save the factory, the unlikely duo finds that they have more in common than they ever thought possible. They discover that, when you change your mind about someone, your whole world can change.

See it for yourself

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A story of friendship. (Red Mountain Theatre)

Kinky Boots features a Tony Award-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. It’s safe to say you don’t want to miss this!

The show is incredible. It’s full of fun costumes and lights, but the best thing about it is the beautiful story underneath. I think people will be shocked that the story of the show gets as deep and as personal as it actually does.

Ara Turner, Angel, Kinky Boots
  • When: now through June 23
  • Where: Red Mountain Theatre, main stage
  • Times: Th-Fri 8PM | Sat 2PM + 8PM | Sun 2PM
  • Tickets: Regular (ages 13+): start at $25 | Child (2-12): start at $20

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Much of the glitter and glam of Kinky Boots can be attributed to the amazing performances of the Angels.

More than the interesting plot of the show, the inspiring Angels make it a high-heeled hit that will have the audience ready to dance in the aisles.

For the Angels, the show means more than the extravagant makeup and high-heeled boots.

“The most challenging part for me is not allowing outside thoughts to overpower what I’m going to do on stage. This is going to be the first show for me that people are going to see me in this light. I hope that people come to the show and pay attention to the message, not just the lights and the costumes. It’s about accepting people.”

Darius Marshall, Angel, Kinky Boots

A show with a message

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An unlikely duo. (Red Mountain Theatre)

The themes of Kinky Boots are familiar and still relevant issues in our society. That’s what makes this show so important to the Angels.

“We want people to understand what story we’re telling and that’s the most important part of this all for me. The show is full of so many parallels of what’s going on in the world right now.”

Sam Purkey, Angel, Kinky Boots

Beyond its flamboyant presentation, the lessons of the musical are significant.

“It’s such an important time to be doing a story like this. We get to show people who may have different viewpoints that we aren’t as different as people think we are. We may all have different upbringings and come from a different background but we’re still all human. That’s what I want to be the biggest takeaway from this show.”

Jared Max Wright, Referee Angel, Kinky Boots

Community conversations

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Learn more about yourself and your community. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Immediately following every Thursday show (June 9, 16 and 23), Red Mountain Theatre is partnering with Central Alabama Pride, Birmingham AIDS Outreach, Magic City Wellness Center and Magic City Acceptance Academy to allow the audience to dig a little deeper into what they just experienced.

During this time, the audience will hear from and may ask questions of the show’s actors, staff and community leaders. Bring your questions and comments and let’s have a community conversation!

People are going to leave the show having learned more about themselves than anything else. It teaches the audience that yes, we all have different stories, but at the end of the day we’re all trying to make it through this thing called life.”

Darius Marshall, Angel, Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots is showing now—get your tickets now to experience this incredible story!

DISCOUNT: Bham Now Readers get $5 off tickets with discount code BHAM5

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