The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Rose­mary Neill

Broad­way in 2013. Adapted from a 2005 Bri­tish film, Kinky Boots is largely set in a provin­cial English fac­tory, but is pow­ered by a posse of glam­orous cross­dressers who sing about giv­ing “good epiphany’’ and how the “sex is in the heel’’. It was the singer’s first stab at a mu­si­cal. An eclec­tic stir-fry of funk, pop, elec­tronic num­bers and bal­lads, it won a Tony and a Grammy award (shared be­tween Lau­per, the cast and pro­duc­ers) and high crit­i­cal praise. The New York Times said Lau­per “has cre­ated a love and heat-seek­ing score that per­forms like a pop star on ec­stasy”, while the Amer­i­can tele­vi­sion net­work ABC said she had de­liv­ered “the best Broad­way score in years’’. Capi­tol Theatre, 13 Camp­bell Street, Hay­mar­ket, Syd­ney. Opens April 12. Tick­ets: $50-$150. Book­ings: (02) 9320 5000 or on­line. Faster This year’s Aus­tralian Bal­let con­tem­po­rary triple bill ex­plores a sin­gle theme: the ex­ces­sive, clam­orous en­ergy that per­me­ates mod­ern hu­man en­deav­our. The uni­fy­ing theme, en­ergy, is glo­ri­fied dis­sected and cri­tiqued through three con­trast­ing lenses: com­pet­i­tive sport, sys­tems the­ory and city life. Bri­tish chore­og­ra­pher David Bint­ley’s Faster of­fers a ram­bling pageant of Olympic sport­ing mo­ments, sat­u­rated

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