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Kinky Boots is Coming to the Oregon Cabaret

Featuring the largest cast in Cabaret history, the Oregon Cabaret’s summer blockbuster musical Kinky Boots opens on Friday, June 16th.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie, a young man trying to save his family’s shoe business. Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous drag entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.

“Throughout the course of the story we see glimpses of the lives of people from two different walks of life who turn out to be not so different, even if they appear to be on the outside,” shares director Keenon Hooks. “Our characters go through journeys of self discovery, self worth, acceptance, forgiveness, and healing.”

With music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots earned 13 Tony nominations and 6 wins in 2013, including Best Musical and Best Score.

The show features Cabaret veterans Deanna Ott (Chicago, Noises Off), Alex Boyles (Buddy
Holly, The Full Monty), August Gabriel (Moon Over Buffalo, Play That Goes Wrong), Austin
Miller (The Full Monty, A Christmas Carol), Lauren Blair (White Christmas, Trailer Park), Haley
Jane Forsyth (Once, Poirot), Brianna Gowland (The Full Monty), Owen Ing (White Christmas),
Melanie Marie (A Christmas Carol), and Tyler Ward Lemons (US She Loves Me, US Sherlock).
The Cabaret welcomes Miss Jaye, Jonathan Cobrda, Gracie Jurczyk, Teddy Wilson, Micah
Jeremiah Mims, Matthew Tiberi, Jack Boyles, and Alia Imani Newman.

Keenon Hooks is making his Cabaret directorial debut after previously choreographing Beehive
and The Drowsy Chaperone for OCT, as well as performing as the Tenor in The All Night Strut.

The Kinky Boots design team includes set designer Joe Klug, lighting and projection designer
Michael Stanfill, sound designer Graham Howatt, props designer James Paul Xavier, and
costume designer Kristie Mattsson.

Content Guide
If it were a movie, Kinky Boots would be rated PG-13.

Show Dates and Additional Information
Kinky Boots opens Friday, June 16th and closes on Sunday, September 3rd. Thursday,
Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 1:00 pm and evening performances begin at 8:00 pm
on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday nights.

Reservations are required for pre-show dinner or brunch. Appetizers, cocktails, beverages, and
desserts are available without reservations. Tickets are $43 for A level seating with limited $39
B level seating and $29 C level seating. The Cabaret offers a 15% ticket discount for groups of
twelve or more for select ticket types and performances. $15 student rush tickets can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain with a valid student ID, subject to availability. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.

Media Contact: Rick Robinson, rick@oregoncabaret.com, 541.488.8349, ext. 2. Photos,
interviews, and reviewer tickets are available upon request.


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