21 Nov 2018

KINKY BOOTS CREATIVES ANNOUNCED

The Empire Theatre is excited to announce the Creative Team for the upcoming 2019 major production, Kinky Boots.

Meet the talented creative team, who are responsible for bringing Kinky Boots to life.

Leading the team as Director is Alison Vallette who was responsible for the direction of the highly successful 2017 Empire Theatres production Wicked along with recent credits including

Mary Poppins (2015), Hairspray (2013), The Wizard of Oz (2012) and Cats (2009) as well as choreographing The Phantom of the Opera (2014) and Pirates of Penzance (2018).

Joining Alison as Musical Director is Shane Tooley whose previous credits include the highly popular Sweeny Todd by the Toowoomba Choral Society (2017), Les Misérables (Downlands

College, 2016), Cats (Ormiston College, 2013).

Production Designer Chancie Jessop comes to Kinky Boots off the back off a run of successful projects including production design on A Salon of Larrikins Cremorne -Theatre QPAC(currently

under production), design of an impressive Neverland themed entry terrace for Peter Pan at Gold Coast Performing Arts Centre in 2017 and many more.

Rounding out the team as choreographer is George Canham. George has been building his dance and choreography repertoire for over ten years, and has choreographed for the past three Empire Theatres major productions.

Beginning his musical theatre career at Harvest Rain, Mr Canham has worked as Assistant Choreographer for various QPAC productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, and The Wizard of Oz amongst many others.

Empire Theatres General Manager Kerry Saul said he was very much looking forward to seeing the cast this creative team put together.

“We are looking for high quality talent locally and regionally, and I have no doubt our fantastic creative team will put together a stellar line-up,” Mr Saul said. 

Tickets for this show, which is proudly sponsored by Heritage Bank will be on sale in coming months.

“Heritage Bank is delighted to support the Empire Theatre in bringing Kinky Boots to Toowoomba next year. It’s a heartwarming story with great music that will put a smile on everyone’s face,” a Heritage Bank spokesperson said.

“It’s also a wonderful opportunity for us to help make the region’s cultural scene even more vibrant.

“At Heritage, we are all about giving back to the community and making people’s lives richer and more fulfilling.

“Bringing this production of Kinky Boots to Toowoomba ticks all those boxes.”