Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Disenchanted

We were not financially compensated for this post. We received free tickets to Disenchanted for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: Disenchanted

Where: Theater at St. Clements
            423 W. 46th St.
            New York, New York

When: Now through  January 25

Who: Teens and adults

Our view: If you think all shows about princesses are for little girls, you would be wrong. This show is definitely not for little girls nor is it a fairy tale. It is, however,  a great show for grown-up girls, girl who can relate to the fact that there really is no such thing as fairy tales. The show makes its point its in a funny way by poking  fun at  princess story conventions through  amusing songs.  There are songs about the crazy things that happen in fairy tales, how all princesses always have good figures and how princesses are never allowed to eat. These are just a few of the fairy tale conventions poked fun at in this show.  All of the songs  in the show are amusing, but none of them especially stand-out out any more than the others. The show is well-cast and all of the acting and singing is good. The cast is admirably led by Michelle Knight as a fiesty Snow White and Becky Gulsvig as a ditsy Cinderella. Even though the show does not particularly engage in man bashing (or prince bashing), the princes are hardly mentioned if at all, it seems to appeal much more to women than men as the women in the audience far out number the men. This fact along with the subject matter makes the show a particularly good choice for a girls night out or a bachelorette party. For more information or to find out how to order tickets go to http://www.disenchantedmusical.com/show-info/.

And that's our view. Tune in to tomorrow's Talking Topic post for more about Disenchanted.

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