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MANILA, Philippines – The heart touchingly vivid, Broadway’s KINKY BOOTS, winner of every major best musical award including Tony, Grammy, and London’s Olivier is set to take the Philippines stage on June 30, 2017 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

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Nyoy Volanted as Lola in Atlantis Production of KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL

In a real-life journey of serendipity, passion, and self-discovery, KINKY BOOTS guides you from the busy factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. It tells the story of Charlie Price who, despite struggling to live up to his father’s expectations, reluctantly inherits the family business of Price & Son.  With the shoe factory on the verge of bankruptcy, inspiration arrives in the spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work together to turn things around, the unlikely pair will find that they have more things in common than they ever anticipated.

Headlining the KINKY BOOTS cast is critically acclaimed musical theatre performer and acoustic balladeer, Nyoy Volante (last seen on stage as Frankie Vallie in JERSEY BOYS). Volante reveals how enthused he is about playing the role of the drag queen Lola and the chemistry between Lola and Charlie, “I’m so happy about it. If only there was a need for me to do this every day, I would. Anything out of character, I love that.”

Laurence Mossman as Charlie in Atlantis Production of KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL
Laurence Mossman as Charlie in Atlantis Production of KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL

Meanwhile, the handsome half-Filipino, New Zealand born performer Laurence Mossman (last seen playing multiple roles in FUN HOME) will be playing Charlie. As his first major role in musical theatre play, Mossman shares, “I’m not going to lie, I’m so excited. Because the music is so fantastic, every song is memorable and exciting – especially with the ensemble dance numbers. It’s just one of those musicals that people will go to and feel good at the end. People will be really affected by the ups and downs of the story. There’s a lot of emotional stuff going on and some really good messages.”

Alongside Mossman and Volante is Yanah Laurel (last seen also on FUN HOME) who recently cut her hair short in preparation for the role of factory worker Lauren. Joining them also is former MISS SAIGON cast member Tricia Canilao as Nicola. Among the casts are Nel Gomez, Christine Flore, Sarah Facuri, Steven Cionde, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, Ron Gohel, Jill Peña, Japs Treopaldo and Juancho Escoto. Featured as the “angels” for Lola are Ritz Beltan, Jorge Jahnke, Michael Jahnke, Jazztin Cacayan, Mark Pineda, and Gerhard Krysstopher.

KINKY BOOTS is based on the 2005 British film of the same name, which was in turn inspired by a 1999 episode of BBC2 documentary television series called Trouble at the Top. The legendary Harvey Fierstein wrote the book and worked together with one of the biggest popstar in the music scene: Cyndi Lauper to come up with an aesthetically masterful score of 16 original compositions.

Yanah Laurel as Lauren in Atlantis Production of KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL
Yanah Laurel as Lauren in Atlantis Production of KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL

Directed by Bobby Garcia, Choreography by Cecile Martinez, Set Design by Faust Peneyra, Lighting Design by Adam Honore, Costume Design by Raven Ong, Sound Design by Kevin Heard, Wig and Make-Up Design by Johann dela Fuente, Musical Direction by Molinder Cadiz, and Vocal Direction by ManMan Angsico.

From jazz to funk to pop, KINKY BOOTS is sure to not disappoint in having their audience dancing on the floor and grooving to every beat. Don’t miss this dream-chasing, ideals-clashing, and life-changing decisions production of KINKY BOOTS! Presented by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) together with Metrobank Card Corporation, #KinkyBootsMNL tickets are now available at www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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