Kinky Boots

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Advertising sign outside the theatre.

Did that title catch your attention? I thought it might. Don’t worry, this post is not about me. My hubby, daughter and I went into the big city of Toronto for an overnight stay during our March Break holiday this week. We spent one evening being thoroughly entertained at the production of “Kinky Boots” which was co-written by Cyndi Lauper and based on a British movie of the same name.

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The marquee outside the theatre entrance.

The main idea or theme of the show is acceptance; everyone has a place in this world and we as a human race must accept and be tolerant of the differences between us. It is not for us to judge, bully or be superior to people who are different from ourselves. This play struck a chord with me as a writer of all things body positive. The body positive movement is not just about embracing different body sizes. It’s about loving everyone regardless of shape, size, colour, sexual orientation, race, abilities or disabilities, religion, place of birth or where you hang your hat now. Kinky Boots was about love, pure and simple.

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Kinky Boots, giant size, on display outside the theatre; hubby and I posing.

Everything about the show was magnificent; the set design, the music, the singing, the costumes, the dancing and most of all the acting. It is being shown in the beautifully restored Royal Alexandra Theatre in downtown Toronto. I urge everyone to go if you are fortunate enough to be where it is playing. I think it would be fabulous for young people to go as we must teach acceptance to the age where, sadly, bullying is most often seen and experienced.

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The entrance to the theatre and the souvenirs available for purchase.

I finish this quick little review with my usual phrase but with a small addition; Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and full of love for EVERYONE!

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Interior of the theatre showing the lavish and ornate detail.

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