Kinky Boots Australia to celebrate trailblazing women of pop

Kinky Boots Beyond Kinky Capitol Theatre Sydney AARThe Australian cast of Cyndi Lauper’s hilarious and heart-warming new musical Kinky Boots will perform a charity concert at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on Sunday 18 June to raise money for beyondblue.

Created and performed by the cast of Kinky Boots – BeyondKinky is a one-off opportunity for Sydneysiders to see this supremely talented company pay homage to the divas of pop in their own unique Kinky way. The concert will feature music from pop’s iconic women including Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, The Spice Girls, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion and many more.

Hosted by Australian comedy veteran and Kinky Boots cast member Glenn Butcher, the show will feature some of the most beloved and well-known hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, with performances from principals Callum Francis, Toby Francis, Sophie Wright, Teagan Wouters, Joe Kosky and the incredible ensemble.

BeyondKinky follows the success of Beyond Misérables, also produced by the Michael Cassel Group during its run of Les Misérables, which raised $90,000 in support of charity partner, beyondblue. In partnership with Kinky Boots, beyondblue created the Just Be campaign to help share the musical’s central message of diversity and acceptance with the wider community.

beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman said the amazing cast and BeyondKinky will raise vital funds to contribute to beyondblue’s Support Service; “Each month, more than 13,000 Australians seek free and confidential help from our Support Service,” said Harman.

“Many of those people are seeking support because they experience depression, anxiety or are at risk of suicide. Our Support Services’ mental health professionals provide people with counselling, information and referrals for ongoing support that helps improve and save lives.”

beyondblue is a not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia, raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery and management of these conditions.

Mental health professionals are available at the beyondblue Support Service via phone 24/7 on 1300 22 4636 or via: www.beyondblue.org.au for web chat 3.00pm to midnight (AEST) or email responses (within 24 hours).

BeyondKinky
Capitol Theatre, Campbell Street, Haymarket (Sydney)
Performance: Sunday 18 June 2017 – 8.00pm
Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

For more information about Kinky Boots, visit: www.kinkybootsthemusical.com.au For more information about beyondblue, visit: www.beyondblue.org.au for details.

Image: Cast Members of Kinky Boots Australia (supplied)

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