For all the extravagance, lively dance numbers and sequins of "Kinky Boots," its message is extremely down to earth.

The new musical, which opens this weekend at Stars Theatre Restaurant, explores what happens when a drag queen helps a man save his family's struggling shoe factory with some unconventional ideas.

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