Sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out.
Or so say the thespians bringing cabaret, drag and high-heeled boots to Redwood City for three final nights of entertainment. After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Redwood City Community Theatre invites the community to catch the last weekend of its production of Kinky Boots.
Based on a 2005 film and inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots tells the story of a man struggling to save his father’s shoe factory by turning to a new clientele—drag queens. With music by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, the musical premiered in Chicago in 2012.
Ten years later, and more than two years delayed, the show made its Redwood City debut.
The Redwood Community Theatre, a 12-year-old nonprofit, features a cast of actors from age 7 to 88 and from all walks of life, including Silicon Valley engineers, Stanford doctors, high school students and senior citizens. The theatre, which was hit hard by the pandemic, had to cancel its production of Kinky Boots for over two years. Now, with just three shows to go, the company hopes to welcome back residents for a lively, family friendly night of music and dance.
In its production, the Redwood City Community Theatre boasts “a sensational score, knockout dancing and a spectacularly uplifting story” that “will have you dancing in the aisles.”
Performances will take place at Sequoia High School’s Carrington Hall on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for seniors and students. More information and tickets here.