Grab your mothers and daughters, grab your friends, and get ready to experience Broadway like never before with "Kinky Boots" at the Stanley Theatre.

First of all, You’re probably wondering, "what is Kinky Boots?" Well, this Tony Award Winning Musical is based on true events – Of a man struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business. The factory’s future is now on shaky territory, but luckily help arrives in the form of Lola – an amazing performer who is in need of some new sturdy stilettos. This musical will have you singing along, moving, and it will wrap you into another world, and leave you feeling differently about the things in your own life. Oh, and did we mention "Kinky Boots" features songs from Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper?

Now we mentioned that you could experience Broadway like never before – We weren’t kidding about that. Thanks to the Broadway Theatre League, as a kickoff to the show’s three-night stay in Utica, there is a very special event scheduled for the opening night – A special event that you’re invited to.

You can get tickets to the Opening Night Gala which will give you an exclusive VIP/red carpet experience. First you’ll get to walk the red carpet into the historic Stanley Theatre, and have the opportunity to have your pictures taken by the local paparazzi. Then you’ll get special seats in the VIP section so you can really enjoy "Kinky Boots." After the show is over, you’ll be a part of a private after party at Ocean Blue, where you can meet and talk with some of the stars of the show. Don’t forget the drinks and hors d’oeuvres that will be available!

Here’s the best part of the Opening Night Gala – A portion of the gala’s proceeds will be going to “The Q Center” to help the LGBTQ youth in Utica. According to the Broadway Utica,

[The Q Center] provides support groups, case management, afterschool hours, educational awards, leadership and advocascy training as well as access to all ACR Health wraparound services. The Q Center helps youth have successful adult lives and ensures a place for them in the world.

The Gala is only for one night – The opening night of "Kinky Boots," September 6th at the Stanley Theatre. If you can't make it out for this amazing night, don't worry there are two other shows - Wednesday, September 7th and Thursday, September 8th.

You can get more information about the show, the gala, and get your tickets by calling Broadway Utica at 315-724-7196.