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Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

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  • Kinky Boots April 9 and 10 at Eisenhower Auditorium
  • A diverse cast of men and women all wearing some form of high-heeled boot smile while they strike a pose.
  • Two men, each holding a well-heeled knee-high boot in opposite hands, clasp their free hands together while actors behind them watch and smile.
  • Two actors wearing knee-length trenchcoats and heeled shoes face each other and outstretch their left and right legs to touch shoe bottoms together while an actor standing between them holds their feet together and the cast watches and smiles.

KINKY BOOTS

7:30 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:30 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton, England, to the glamorous catwalks of Milan, Italy.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography.

Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS (CBS News)!”

Adult $68, $59
University Park Student $50, $41
18 and Younger $51, $42

All In

This presentation is part of the Center for the Performing Arts Diversity and Inclusion Collaborative, which seeks to: immerse an array of people in the performing arts; educate the community about cultures and art forms different from the familiar; influence thinking so we become a community that embraces diversity and promotes inclusion; ensure the activities of the collaborative have a sustainable impact on the community. Funds from across Penn State and throughout the community support the initiative. The University’s Equal Opportunity Planning Committee provides lead funding. Sandra Zaremba and Richard Brown provide support.

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Secondary Events on Each Event

Artistic Viewpoints

6:30 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Eisenhower Auditorium

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Artistic Viewpoints

6:30 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Eisenhower Auditorium

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Audio Description

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Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for the 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance of the performance. Phone 814-238-0132 to reserve this service.