Cast of KINKY BOOTS tour announced; Tony Award-winning musical to be presented at Place des Arts Jan 3-8

The award-winning show plays to Montreal audiences for the first time this winter

Kinky Boots

evenko and Broadway Across Canada are pleased to present for the first time in Montreal, KINKY BOOTS! The smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will run from January 3 to 8 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts.

Based on the 2005 film and inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price, an aspiring young businessman who is forced to give up his dreams of living the London city life in order to save his late father’s family business in Northern England. When Charlie suddenly inherits his father’s bankrupt shoe factory, he finds unexpected inspiration in the form of Lola a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As Charlie and Lola work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

J. Harrison Ghee is kicking up his heels as Lola. Ghee understudied the role of Lola during the first year of the tour and was the Assistant Dance Captain. Adam Kaplan(Newsies, Showboat) stars as shoe factory owner Charlie Price. Ghee and Kaplan are joined by Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde) as Lauren, Aaron Walpole (Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Don, Charissa Hogeland (Heathers The Musical) as Nicola, Jim J. Bullock (Hairspray, “Too Close for Comfort”) as George and E. Clayton Cornelius(Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as the Standby for Lola.

Rounding out the ensemble are Meryn Beckett, Jayden Brown, Joseph Anthony Byrd, Tami Dahbura, Madge Dietrich, Sam Dowling, Alex Dreschke, Annie Edgerton, Ian Gallagher Fitzgerald, Jhazz Fleming, Collin Jeffery, David Jennings, Ellen Marlow, Ciarán McCarthy, Michael Milkanin, Ashley Moniz, JP Qualters, Xavier Reyes, Casi Riegle, Sam Rohloff, Andrew Scanlon, Tom Souhrada, Josh Tolle, Harrison Wright and Sam Zeller. 



 Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry MitchellKinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world with the Tony Award-winning Broadway company now in its fourth year, a North American First National Tour in its third year, a London production in its second year (where it won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Musical), a Korean production that opened in September 2016 (a previous Korean production played in 2014) and an Australian production that opened in October 2016. Other previous productions include an extended run in Toronto and a Japanese language production. The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.

Kinky Boots took home six 2013 Tony Awards, the most of any show in the season, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Broadway.com Awards for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album, along with many other accolades.

The creative team for Kinky Boots includes Tony® Award nominee David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Tony® Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Tony® Award-winner John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-up Design), Telsey + Company, Justin Huff, CSA (Casting), DB Bonds (Associate Director) and Rusty Mowery (Associate Choreographer). Kinky Boots features Musical Direction by Ryan Fielding Garrett, and Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus.


Kinky Boots

Tickets on sale at the Place des Arts Box Office
By phone: 1 866 842-2112
Order online: www.evenko.ca or www.placedesarts.com
Ticket prices from $36.25 to $115.25 (including taxes and service fees)

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