Callum Francis and Toby Francis in a scene from the musical Kinky Boots.
Callum Francis and Toby Francis in a scene from the musical Kinky Boots. Matthew Murphy

Broadway musical Kinky Boots coming to Queensland

HERE'S some news to brighten up your day - the hit musical Kinky Boots is coming to Brisbane from August 22.

We're still intoxicated by My Fair Lady right now but the big musicals just keep on coming and Kinky Boots, which is winding up in Melbourne and heading to Sydney soon will grace QPAC's Lyric Theatre and it is expected to be huge.

Based on the much-loved 2005 British film it features Tony and Grammy Award winning songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper with a book by Broadway royalty Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell.

This story about a bankrupt shoe factory turning to kinky footwear to get out a financial hole is delightful.

Kinky Boots composer and lyricist, pop icon Cyndi Lauper.
Kinky Boots composer and lyricist, pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Stuart McEvoy

Australian producer Michael Cassel has the stars of the show, Callum Francis and Toby Francis, a former member of The Ten Tenors, in Brisbane today for the big announcement and to show us some of their moves. Cassel says we're going to love it.

"This show has left a glittery mark on Melbourne where it played to packed houses and standing ovations each night of its five month run," Cassel said.

"Audiences of all ages have connected with its universal message while being swept up in the incredible music and roof-raising performances from our incomparable cast. I know Brisbane audiences are going to embrace this huge-hearted hit."

We're now waiting to hear if Cyndi Lauper will be coming to town for the show and we'll keep you posted.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Wednesday, March 29, at 9am at qpac.com.au.

News Corp Australia

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