Project Description

kinky

boots

Synopsis

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they 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.

Credits

Book by
Harvey Fierstein

Music and Lyrics by
Cyndi Lauper

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

PERFORMANCE SEASON

TEMPORARILY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

MEET OUR

creative team

Sherryl-Lee Secomb

Director.

Sherryl-Lee Secomb has worked constantly in community theatre since 1981, performing in everything from farce, concert performances, plays and large scale musical theatre. Her directorial career began with a production of Carousel (Savoyards Brisbane, 2010), and later working with professional Directors, David Williams (Miss Saigon, Savoyards Brisbane, 2011) and Jason Ward Kennedy (The Phantom of the Opera, Savoyards Brisbane, 2013).
In 2014, after performing as Mrs Meers in the Savoyards Brisbane production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sherryl-Lee directed a community production of The Phantom of the Opera for Ipswich Musical Theatre Company, a production which received an Australia Day Award for Best City-Wide Community Event of the Year.
Since then, directing credits have included How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Savoyards Brisbane, 2015). the Queensland amateur premiere of Nice Work If You Can Get It (Savoyards Brisbane, 2016), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Phoenix Ensemble, 2017), and Chicago (Savoyards Brisbane, 2018). These productions have received a total of 12 Del Arte Charts recognitions.

A passionate advocate for community theatre, Sherryl-Lee created the blog in 2014, called An Idiot on Stage, which has gone on to become a major community theatre project, purposed to “equip and encourage community theatre to expect more and be extraordinary”.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne

Musical Director.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne is originally from London, UK and studied Tenor Horn and Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. Aged 22, Benjamin moved to New York City, where his Musical Direction journey began at the French Woods Summer Camp. Here he musically directed and conducted over 20 shows, including Annie, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Curtains and Sweet Charity. It was also here that Benjamin found with his writing partner Ryan Jacobs, where they created 1 hour musical versions of popular movies for children including Toy Story, Enchanted and a Bugs Life, as well as creating their own superhero musical Powers.

In 2014, Benjamin & Ryan’s original full-length musical ‘Twisted’, a story which follows Little Blue Riding Hood’s search to find her real family premièred at the Playhouse Theatre at French Woods to much acclaim, and it is currently preparing for a second workshop.
Although Ben is relatively new to Brisbane he has burst onto the scene Musical Directing ‘The King and I’, ‘Chicago’ & ‘The Boy from Oz’ (Savoyards), ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘La Cage Aux Follies’, ‘Big Fish’, ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Phoenix Ensemble).

Desney Toia-Sinipati

Choreographer.

With formal training in Jazz, tap, classical (Sue Harvey Academy of Modern Stage Dance) and Polynesian dance (Isles of the Pacific Polynesian Dance Troupe), Desney is no stranger to the stage, her debut being at the age of six, cartwheeling across the stage in the 1986 Savoyards production of Showboat. Since then she has performed in many shows with credits including roles in Nunsense (Sister Mary Leo), Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Desney’s choreographic credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Phoenix Ensemble) regional work with the Lockyer Regional Performing Arts (Music Man and Bye Bye Birdie), The Sound of Music (Choreographer/Assistant Director, Savoyards), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Speed Tap Routine), and Ensemble Choreographer for the 2014 Ipswich Musical Theatre Company production of The Phantom of the Opera, winner of a 2015 Australia Day Award for Best Community Event in Ipswich.
Brisbane choreographic credits also include Savoyards’ productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the Queensland premiere of Nice Work If You Can Get It; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; and most recently, Chicago. These productions have received 11 Del Arte Charts recognitions.

MEET OUR

cast & crew

Charlie Price – Alexanda Thanasoulis
Lola / Simon – Joshua Brandon
Lauren – Lauren Ryan
Nicola – Carly Wilson
Don – Josh Lovell
Pat – Francesca Wright
Trish – Ange Schoemaker
Harry – Matthew Geaney
Angels
Harley Coghlan, Josh Nixon, Jackson Price, Roh Whittaker
Young Charlie – Sam Johnson
Young Lola – TBC
Mr. Price – Nathan Chant
George – Josh Langdon
Richard Bailey – Luke Devine

Ensemble
Laura Baker, Thomas Cleal, Catherine Edwards, Steven Eggington, Sally Faint, Ren Gerry, Jaclyn Johnson, Louisa Laing, Sarah Reynolds, Tammy Richards, Maddi Smallhorne, Melanie Southall

Director Sherryl-Lee Secomb
Musical Director Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Choreographer Desney Toia-Sinipati
Assistant Director & Stage Manager
Dom Henry
Assistant Choreographer Victoria Sica
Vocal Coach Samara Marinelli
Lighting Design Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Lighting Operation TBC
Spotlight Operator TBC
Sound Jacob Cash
Set Design Justin Tubb-Hearne
Set Construction Too Many To Name So Far
Costumes Justin Tubb-Hearne
Props Dom Henry & Cast
Programme Design Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Promotional Photography Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Production Photography Laurene Cooper-Fox
Musicians TBC