Friday, Aug. 2 @ 7:00PM
Saturday, Aug. 3 @ 2:00PM
Sunday, Aug. 4 @ 2:00PM
Director & Choreographer - Andrew Sakaguchi
Musical Director - Phil HIdalgo
KINKY BOOTS is the winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony, the Grammy and London’s Olivier Award. Based on true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common - or so they think!
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 better-quality high heels, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie turn the factory around. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!
Music and Lyrics by CYNDI LAUPER, Book by HARVEY FIERSTEIN, Based on the Miramax Motion Picture KINKY BOOTS, Written by GEOFF DEANE and TIM FIRTH Performances
September 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28(2), 29
October 3, 4, 5(2), 6, 11, 12, 13
with possible extensions
Lola — This role will be played by Mr. Kwame Michael Remy.
Charlie Price — Late 20s-early 30s. Sings C3-B4. Leading man, recently out of university. He is privileged but likeable — his father owns the shoe factory. He is handsome and loveable, but there is a temper right under the skin. Must have a great rock voice, ability to move, and be a strong actor.
Lauren — 20s. Sings Bflat3-F#5. Beautiful but quirky (not glamorous like Nicola.) Working class girl who works in the shoe factory. Funny and smart, but has had bad luck with men. Terrific comedic actress.
Nicola — 20s. Sings Bflat3-F#5. Charlie’s girlfriend since school. Sophisticated looks. She is a social climber, driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great pop voice.
Don — 30s-40s. Sings C3-F4 (must have a strong falsettos to D5 for the finale.) Lola’s nemesis. Burly, hypermasculine bear of a factory worker. Has a menacing physicality. Least likely to be seen on a runway in kinky boots. Strong actor required.
George — 40s-50s. Sings C3-F4. Factory manager, keeping up traditions. Reserved and tightly wound.
The Angels — These are the the (4-6) drag performers from The Blue Angel Nightclub who perform with Lola. Actors with star quality and personality. Must be versatile and terrific singers (contemporary pop/rock/R&B belt) and dancers. Tumbling and acro skills (in heels!) a plus! Angel voice range up to C#5 and A4.
Trish — 40s-50s. Sings Bflat3-D5 with strong rock/pop belt. Factory worker who has been there longer than any of the other women. A lot of life experience and responsibility — this shows in her face. Comedy chops. Also doubles in Ensemble.
Pat — 30s. Sings Bflat3-F#5 strong pop/rock soprano. Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Also doubles in Ensemble.
Mr. Price/ensemble — Sings Bflat2-G4. Charlie’s father and owner of the shoe factory. Appears in the opening and closing sequence, as well as in the ensemble throughout.
Harry/ensemble — 20s-30s. Sings E3-C4. A contemporary of Charlie’s, but his opposite. Harry is successful, self aware, confident, and carefree. Must have a great rock voice. Also plays factory worker, etc...
Young Charlie — 10-12 yrs old. Boy soprano. Not interested in the shoe business.
Young Simon — 10-12 yrs old. Boy soprano. Grows up to be Lola — much more interested in high heels than boxing gloves. Must be African American, Polynesian or of a dark skin tone.
Ensemble – 3 male and 3 female Ensemble members. Must have strong Pop/ Rock voice.
SING: Please prepare an uptempo song or ballad from the traditional or contemporary Broadway repertoire. Bring sheet music in your own key. No transpositions on site, no acapella, karaoke, or tapes will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided.
DANCE: Please bring appropriate dancewear (clothes/shoes).
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin immediately following auditions. Rehearsal schedule determined by director.
For further information, please call Diamond Head Theatre at 733-0277 x302.
All auditions for Diamond Head Theatre productions, unless otherwise specified, are held in the DHT Rehearsal Hall. Diamond Head Theatre is located at 520 Makapuu Avenue, across the street from Kapiolani Community College. Parking is available in the theatre’s parking lot located behind the building. The Rehearsal Hall is located at the back of the theatre; enter through the door that says Costume Shop.