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Disenchanted

Members say: Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Funny, Delightful
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Critics
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15 reviews
Members
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16 reviews
 

An adult musical comedy where a group of Disney princesses, none too happy with the exploitation they've suffered in books and movies, are storming the castle to take their lives back!... Read more

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to New York City – and fairy tales will never be the same!

 

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Reviews (31)

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73
Avg Score

55
The New York Times

"This is feminism light, with sparkly costumes and high heels to keep the fantasy alive. A “ho” joke isn’t beneath the playwright’s dignity, and when the princesses rail against princes who expect them to do all the housework, the show feels like a girls’-night-out retro rebellion for the suburban oppressed." Full Review

60
Time Out New York

"For a boozed-up bachelorette outing, I suppose Disenchanted could be a hoot, but its magic moments fade fast...This lampoon of Disney’s fairy-tale heroines is not so spellbinding." Full Review

60
Theatermania

"With such funny, skilled performers, it would have been great if the book and lyrics contained as much solid wit as they do politics. ...Frankly, many of the show's gags fall flat. Jokes contained in songs like "Big Tits" often land with a thud, and by the time we get to the eating-disorder-themed "All I Wanna Do Is Eat," stomachs begin to churn at the triteness of the lyrics." Full Review

80
The Huffington Post

"Funny and a touch wicked, the book, lyrics and music by Dennis T. Giacino zings the banality of 'happily ever after'...While the show's pop score delivers, there are a few script groaners, such as the "All I Want To Do Is Eat" number, in an otherwise clever production." Full Review

75
TheaterScene.net

"Disenchanted! is smart, well-executed and innocuous, entertainment that delights, though feels over extended at times." Full Review

90
New York Theatre Guide

"This insanely talented guy has made my childhood dreams come true!...Kudos to director Fiely A. Matias and all the production people involved...But most importantly, it’s those ladies — their voices, singly and collectively. Each and every one of them could sing opera or hard rock effortlessly. We are talking MAJOR PIPES. Heck, who needs a prince when you’ve got princesses like that?" Full Review

85
Broadway Showbiz

"Disenchanted is a dirty, funny, feminist romp...The show is a great time if you are looking to escape your marriage, kids or are in need of a girls night out...We had a great time and it is a show that will make you literally laugh out loud. Simply a fun night out." Full Review

80
The Huffington Post

"A vaudevillian evening of songs, dance, and laughs...they definitely push the envelope on tastefulness and stretch your imagination to the max...the show is less a retelling of the classics and more a satirical tribute to women's liberation and literature. It's fun when it works and pays off...All in all, the show is an innovation worth considering." Full Review

70
Theatre is Easy

"A riotous gallery of costumes steal the show in this zany satire of Disney princesses." Full Review

100
F Stands For Fandom

"Dennis T. Giacino and director Fiely A. Matias scored an A+ with this fantastically fabulous mini-musical based on some of the known Disney princesses...With a splash of whimsy, a boatload of laugh-out-loud moments, and morsels of truth, 'Disenchanted!' is simple, informative and charmingly ironic in its own right. A must see for any Disney fan with a sense of humor. The cast is magnetic and the music, absolutely noteworthy; most definitely worth watching more than once." Full Review

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Otakus and Geeks

"The play is written, acted, and sung with such sass and clever humor there are no old jokes here. And the voices...I would see this play for that alone just to hear how powerfully these women sing...Issues of race, sexuality, weight, and the effect The Princess Complex has on young girls are handled with aplomb, biting wit, and a warm heart. My only complaint is these ladies need a bigger stage and those voices deserve to be heard." Full Review

100
On Stage & Screen

"Forget the view of the damsel in distress. These princesses have something to say and they say it with uncanny humor, charisma, and a show that will have you laughing from the very first scene." Full Review

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Entertainment Weekly

"The comedy, which originated in Orlando, feels like counterprogramming to the theme-park stage shows that overrun that sunny town. But unfortunately, in big bad NYC, these ladies end up as flat on the stage as their Disney counterparts on a cel...The show, however, does not deliver on its clever premise, leaving its princesses in the lurch." Full Review

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Musical Theater Review

"It’s a fairly narrow concept for a 110-minute revue, but Dennis T. Giacino, who wrote the book, music and lyrics, has packed his songs and patter with a profusion of jokes that hit at least as much as they miss...As its title suggests, Disenchanted! is hardly enchanting, but it is rambunctious fun." Full Review

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John Simon Daily

"These women are nothing like the shrinking dainty flowers you would expect, they attack the stage with booming powerful voices and fills the room with music and biting wit...The show is not only entertaining it is informative and empowering." Full Review

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Avg Score

91
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you want to laugh a LOT.

Don't see it if If you don't like to laugh.

75
Funny, Edgy, Enchanting, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You either love the Disney princesses and don't mind them being gently mocked, or don't like Disney princesses and like mocking them.

Don't see it if You don't want to mess with your childhood, or you want a deeper deconstruction than the obvious punchline (lol, Mulan must be lesbian, lol)

94
Funny, Delightful, Edgy, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You are a Disney fan and want to know what happens to the princesses after "happily ever after." Lots of fun and laughs.

Don't see it if You want to see only the princesses only in original outcomes.

100
Clever, Must see, Profound, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want a superb and hilarious night out!

Don't see it if you don't have a pulse.

82
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if you love fairy tales, Disney princesses, satire, new takes on old warhorses. No need for princes here!

Don't see it if you like your fairy tales straight, no chaser. These princesses tell you 'happily ever after' might not be all it's cracked up to be. Fun!

98
Enchanting, Great acting, Refreshing, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if You know the classic Disney princesses and don't mind a hilarious new twist on their stories.

Don't see it if You are more into the "prim and proper" version of these princesses and aren't ready for non-stop laughter.

77
Ambitious, Enchanting, Cliched, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you're a disney fan with an adult sense of humor

Don't see it if you get offended easy or don't want to see the adult side of disney.

97
Original, Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy clever satire performed by talented women.

Don't see it if You hate Disney princesses.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You like seeing the Disney Princesses fighting back! Hilarious show!

Don't see it if You dislike funny, funny shows!

95
Funny, Clever, Must see, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You've always been a little cynical about Disney

Don't see it if You think princesses are perfect.

100
Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You want to have a truly wonderful theater experience. If you like to laugh and want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and you dislike great entertainers.

100
Clever, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You LOVE Disney and want to see what happened after the princesses got married, got attitude, and got raunchy!

Don't see it if You are offended by bad language. The language in the show easily gives it an R rating. DO NOT BRING KIDS!

90
Funny, Original, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want something funny and a little "off"

Don't see it if you don't want to see the "downside" of being a Disney Princess.

89
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are ready to laugh!

Don't see it if You cannot handle a bit of cursing.

75
Funny, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to do something with your gal pals other than just drinking all night at the bar (drink and then see this show!), like to laugh

Don't see it if you are looking for something sophisticated, if you want to see a show that's longer than 90 minutes,

100
Funny, Clever, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love to laugh at incredibly talented women. You'll enjoy it even more if you're a Disney movie fan, or have any theme park experience.

Don't see it if You're a prude, or would be offended by changing Disney princess stories.