Kinky Boots

Where Brisbane - - What’s On - Un­til 22 Oc­to­ber, Lyric The­atre, cnr Grey and Mel­bourne Streets, South Bank. 136 246. qpac.com.au

Aus­tralia has fallen head over heels for the heart-warm­ing new mu­si­cal “Kinky Boots”. Based on the movie star­ring Joel Edger­ton and in­spired by a true story, “Kinky Boots” takes the au­di­ence on a hi­lar­i­ous jour­ney from a work­ing-class shoe fac­tory to the run­ways of Mi­lan. Char­lie Price is strug­gling to save the fam­ily shoe busi­ness and live up to his father’s ex­pec­ta­tions. De­ter­mined to keep the fac­tory from bank­ruptcy, Char­lie meets a fash­ion­able new friend who gives him an out­ra­geous idea that could change both of their des­tinies.

Doo-bop Jazz Bar has a num­ber of im­pres­sive acts not to be missed this month. From the James Mor­ri­son Academy in their fourth year, the Mount Gam­bier All­stars bring you your Wed­nes­day night fix of world-class smooth jazz tunes (4 Oct). As un­pre­dictable as he is mis­chievous, ex­pe­ri­ence the rare op­por­tu­nity to hear the Joe Chin­damo Trio per­form magic tunes cho­sen from the Amer­i­can Song Book, with He­len Svo­boda on bass and Joe Marchisella on drums (15 Oct), while Syd­ney-based Frances Mad­den & Band: Jazz, Blues & Clas­sics Show (27 Oct) will be per­form­ing a mix of jazz, blues and bal­lads in­clud­ing some of her orig­i­nal tunes to­gether with their in­ter­pre­ta­tion of time­less clas­sics.

Cal­lum Fran­cis as Lola in “Kinky Boots”. Photo: J. Green.

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