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The perfect show for this moment
I was so happy when I found out this was going to be our first show back. Can you imagine if we were coming out of the pandemic with Les Miserables or Evita? This is fun, it’s exciting, it’s the music of Cyndi Lauper—what better way to come back to the theater than a show that’s going to inspire and melt your heart a little bit and send you home dancing?

Home cookin’
Our version of Kinky Boots is going to stay true to the original, but it’s going be a very Chicago-style show—a little less Broadway, a little less shiny, a little more real and honest. Our productions give local talent a lot of opportunities, and I think they usually have a lot more heart. Our actors love to perform for this audience.

Gathering on Galena
Theater is something that people have really been missing for the past 18 months. It’s more than just a form of entertainment—it’s an important community event. When season-ticket holders come back to the theater, they’re going to see friends and staff members and familiar faces that they maybe haven’t seen in over a year. To be able to come together as a community like that again is the thing that I’m probably the most excited about.

Kinky Boots
August 18 to October 17
Paramount Theatre
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Tickets $36–$74 |

Photo by Ian McLaren