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Kinky Boots 

When: Sept. 13-18 2016
Price: $35-$95

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

KINKY BOOTS

An odd story: A British shoe factory was doing poorly, so its owner decided to change its product to footwear for drag queens. Business turned around, and the story became the basis of an episode of a BBC documentary series. After viewing the episode, filmmakers turned it into the 2005 film Kinky Boots, which was seen by a stage producer, who helped turn it into a musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. It became a surprise hit and was nominated for thirteen Tony awards, winning six, including best musical. By working with non-cis individuals and embracing them as part of their population, a traditionally working-class industry was able to revitalize itself and become an international multimedia sensation. You think certain elected officials might need to see this? There'll probably be some jokes about that in this touring production, which plays through September eighteenth. —Zack Smith

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DURHAM
7:30 p.m., $20–$120
, www.dpacnc.com

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