APRIL 1, 2020



FestivalSouth® opens its 2020 season with Broadway’s singing, dancing, feel-good, musical, Kinky Boots, in a limited engagement, June 4 - 6 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony, the Grammy and London’s Olivier Award, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein in a production by The Hub City Players, who played to sold out houses with last year’s Sister Act.


Produced by The Hub City Players, Hattiesburg’s professional theatre company, and recent winner of the American Prize in Musical Theatre for their FestivalSouth production of James and the Giant Peach, this is definitely a noteworthy accomplishment.


“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this joyous show to Mississippi and the surrounding areas” said Dr. Mike Lopinto, founding director of the Hub City Players and co-artistic director of FestivalSouth. “It is an inspirational story with incredible singing and dancing, with a dream team of talent on stage and behind-the-scenes.”


Presented in partnership with VisitHattiesburg, Kinky Boots is based on true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common—or so they think! Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.


After a vigorous pre-sale, remaining tickets will go on sale April 1, 2020.

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