This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Keep Calm and Get Kinky

October, 30, 2014

That’s a motto of Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. This is the story of a reluctant shoe factory heir who teams up with a drag artist to create a niche market and save both the town and the family business.

Kinky Boots A

Along with the flashy costumes, sparkling lights and catchy songs, Kinky Boots is a lesson in the power of love and support among people who initially think they have nothing in common.

Kinky Boots B

When I attended this show, I expected everyone on stage to dazzle—and they did. But I was delightfully surprised by how the audience became part of the action. When Lola, the drag artist, worked those vocal chords with extra pizazz, attendees whistled and applauded with gusto. During the standing ovation, everyone danced along with the cast. I thought I was a bit out there by sporting fishnets, boots, a ruffled mini and Halloween colors, but I was outdone by women adorned in corsets, boas and sparkling eyelashes.

Kinky Boots C

So wherever you are – or will be – this season, you can give yourself a boost by seeing Kinky Boots. Here is the ticket info for the NYC production and touring troupe.

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