The University of Iowa
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

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ADULT: $90 | $75
YOUTH: $60 | $50

This performance is a Group II event, which can count toward the 20% discount offer for buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order, but cannot receive the discount itself.. More about available discounts.

Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 1:00 pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony  winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

The performance on Sunday, April 15, at 1:00 pm will feature an American Sign Language interpreter.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Terry and Johanna Abernathy
The Chris and Suzy DeWolf Family
Everybody's Whole Foods
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Oaknoll Retirement Residence
Rhoda Vernon

Seating map

Running time: 2.5 hours


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‘Kinky Boots’ struts its stuff into Hancher, courtesy of the nimble Jos N. Banks
Little Village - Saturday, April 14, 2018
This weekend at Hancher Auditorium, the touring production of the 2013 Broadway play Kinky Boots struts its stuff into town. Based on a BBC documentary series that featured the true story of a struggling heir of a failing shoe-manufacturing company that rebooted itself by designing footwear for drag performers and the fetish market, Kinky Boots was adapted into a middling 2005 British movie, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, and directed by Julian Jarrold. The Broadway musical adaptation, by contrast, was a trifecta of talent, with multi-Tony winning Harvey Fierstein writing the book, lyrics by Grammy-winner Cyndi Lauper and Tony-nominated Jerry Mitchell as choreographer and director.
Kinky Boots struts into Hancher
Daily Iowan - Thursday, April 12, 2018
Individuals with diverse dispositions and stylish, shimmering stiletto boots dance and sing on stage embracing individuality and acceptance. Accurately dubbed “Hero Boots” by the Kinky Boots ensemble, the iconic red stiletto boots are the backbone of the musical, bringing each character together. This weekend at Hancher, Kinky Boots will encourage audiences to be themselves without hesitation. As a true story in which the owner of a struggling shoe-factory, Charlie Price, and drag-queen entertainer, Lola, embrace their differences and create the emblematic boots, Kinky Boots illustrates what happens when people follow their passions and open their minds.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Sissel in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at