The party is about to end for nine Broadway shows this January and you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to catch a few before they go. We are talking Tony-winning shows and long-running favorites saying sayonara. So clear your calendar and read on.
The new musical comedy DISENCHANTED! just made its New York premiere at Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 West 46th St. at 9th Avenue). With book, music and lyrics byDennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Lestat). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!
So wrote Irish poet Eavan Boland in her 1982 collection Night Feed. I’m not sure what Ms. Boland would think of the riotous, boisterous, and occasionally shrill Off Broadway production of Disenchanted!, a new musical that reinterprets our impressions of classic storybook princesses and heroines. But those looking for belting broads that celebrate womanhood’s diversity in all its sparkly and chest voice glory will be amply satisfied with the results. Read More
Disenchanted: In brief Dennis T. Giacino’s not-for-children musical revue gives a saucy makeover to Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and other fairy-tale princesses. Fiely A. Matias directs an all-female cast of six. Read More
Parents! Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, the Little Mermaid, Mulan, Pocahontas, and a few other girly icons are on colorful display in the new Off Broadway musical, Disenchanted!However, if you’re thinking of bringing your little lassie to this campy, revisionist view of fairytale princesses, you may want to think again. Disenchanted! Read More
You see, we princesses from the original fairytales are none too happy with the way all those “magical” storybooks and “classic”animated movies, not to mention all those “realistic” theme park shows portray us
— Snow White
Shouldn’t a musical about dispelling clichés at least make a conscious effort to avoid them? Dennis T. Giacino’sDisenchanted!, which just opened at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, purports to rip apart Disney’s Technicolor canon and show us what the women at their centers would really have endured. But all Giacino’s tedious take accomplishes is making you long for even just a hint of the mystical make-believe and creativity on which Disney films have always traded.
“We princesses from the original fairy tales are none too happy with the way all those ‘magical’ storybooks and ‘classic’ animated movies, not to mention all those ‘realistic’ theme park shows portray us,” says our de facto host, Snow White (Michelle Knight) at the outset. Read More
The production follows 10 of the world’s favorite heroines who are trying to set the record straight.
The new musical comedy Disenchanted! opened December 4 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s. The show features a book, music, and lyrics by Dennis T
. Giacino, and direction by Fiely A. Matias. Press materials describe the musical as follows: “Forget the princesses you think you know — the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight.” Read More
Disenchanted!, a new musical comedy by Dennis T. Giacino that explores the misconception surrounding Disney princesses, officially opened at the Theatre at St. Clement’s Dec. 4 following previews that began Nov
Disenchanted! is playing a nine-week limited engagement through Jan. 25, 2015.