Auditions for the upcoming production of Kinky Boots, presented by New Stage Theatreworks, is coming May 14 & 15 at 7:00pm at The Studio at Theatre Tallahassee. The production will be presented on the main stage of Theatre Tallahassee this summer – July 7-9 and 14-16.

We are seeking a very diverse cast representative of our community – with a wide range of ages, types and ethnicities. A full character breakdown from the script is available below. Additional information about the show’s plot, characters and themes is available online.

Those wishing to audition should prepare a vocal selection no longer than one minute. Please bring sheet music for the pianist as accompaniment will be provided. For these auditions, you will also be asked to sing selections from the show (we will teach them to you, of course). Callbacks will be by invitation only on May 16 – where we will also ask you to learn a dance routine and give out scene sides to read.

So, ladies and gentlemen (and those who have yet to make up their minds), we look forward to seeing you either May 14 or 15 at 7:00pm. Bring a friend or three – and go ahead and feel free to fill out and print our audition form in advance.

Directed by Krystof Kage
Music Direction by Gerry Nielsen
Choreography by Ashlee Benson

Character Breakdown

Charlie Price
A bit confused, a bit unfocused, a hero hiding under a victim’s mantle. Rock belt.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range: C3-B4

A prize fighter’s physique draped in satin. A talented drag queen with a killer voice and winning ways.
Gender: BIPOC Male
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range: E3-B4

Charlie’s long-term girlfriend. Driven, uncompromising.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range: E3-F#5

Beautiful and strong working class girl.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range: Bb3-F#5

Lola’s nemesis. Burly hypermasculine bear of a factory worker. Sings up to D5 for the finale.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: A2-F4

Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola’s love interest.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: Bb3-F#5

Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry over.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: Bb3-D5

Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: G#2-D4


Young Charlie
Charlie as a seven year old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective.
Gender: Male
Age: 7
Vocal range: G4-D5

Young Lola/Simon
Lola as a ten year old boy who already knows he’s destined to wear high heels.
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Vocal range: G3-D5

Ensemble Roles

The Angels
The drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. This ain’t a job for no wallflowers. Tenor backup singers up to C5, Featured Angel singers up to C#5.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
**Special Note: If you are an experienced drag performer and already have an act, costume or props, please let us know – we might love to, with your permission, put some of that into our production!

Mr. Price
Charlie’s father in the opening and closing sequences.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 80
Vocal range: G2-F4

Simon Sr.
Lola’s father. An unforgiving tower of anger.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50

A contemporary of Charlie’s but his opposite. Successful, self aware and confident.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range: F#3-F#4

Richard Bailey
Nicola’s boss. An overtly attractive and successful man.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50

Hooligans, Factory Workers, Pub Patrons, Referee, Milan Stage Manager, Photographers, Club Patrons

About the Show

Kinky Boots is the big-hearted musical extravaganza that won six Tonys including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album and London’s Olivier Award for Best Musical.  Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Billy Porter won a Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of Lola.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized… and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world.