Disenchanted! “It’s a woman’s world.”

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


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

Disenchanted! preview

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

Storybook Princess Musical Disenchanted!Opens at the Theatre at St. Clement’s

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