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Kara Sewell: Kinky Boots: My 1st Time at Aronoff Center

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As much as I love theater and the arts in Cincinnati I’m embarrassed to say I attended my first performance at the Aronoff Center only last weekend. 

I’ve seen performances at Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and Know Theatre but there are more venues I would like to experience.

Most people don’t know I was a theater major my first two years in college and spent countless hours on stage in community theater performances and in
high school. I made the switch to Radio and Television but got managed to get my minor in theater arts at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas.

I digress, I took a girlfriend to see the traveling Broadway musical ‘Kinky Boots’ on Sunday and was blown away. First, the production quality was top notch, I’m not sure there is a bad seat at Aronoff Center and I love the fact you can enjoy a treat and glass of wine during the show.

Two of the cast members of ‘Kinky Boots’ visited the studio when the production opened, they were a treat and very down to earth.

The show (inspired by true events) tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s shoe factory; looking to save the business, he turns to a newfound friend (who happens to be a cross dresser) cabaret star Lola (or Simon) who gives Charlie and idea to make boots for men like who wear heels. I won’t give the plot away or type any more parenthesis but you get the idea, blingy boots, larger than life characters and a message that applies
to all of us – accepting someone for the way they are, not how you want them to be.

I’ve had to apply this lesson more times than I care to mention in my life. As a Type ‘A’ personality who focuses on changing and improving I have to remember that’s my agenda and should not be pushed onto my friends, coworkers or family members. And I think life lesson and the sheer entertainment sums up why I love LIVE Theater; you can take away a life lesson or at the very least have one reinforced.

Do you enjoy attending plays or musicals? If so, please share your favorite and if there is one coming to Cincinnati I should buy tickets.

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