Snow White
75

Snow White NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(36 Reviews)
Positive
72%
Mixed
22%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Original, Slow, Enchanting, Clever

About the Show

Company XIV presents a Baroque-Burlesque creation based on the classic fairy tale 'Snow White,' using theatre, dance, live music, circus, opera and erotic design. For ages 21 and over.

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Member Reviews (36)

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197 Reviews | 529 Followers
66
Edgy, Original, Slow, Confusing, Risque

See it if Very original, risqué, with interesting costumes and sets but confusing and slow. The narration mainly in German only muddled things for me

Don't see it if You are offended by nudity or burlesque.

216 Reviews | 222 Followers
99
Entertaining, Great staging, Edgy, Must see, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a clever, well done ballet-style show with a lot of variety and enchanting entertainment.

Don't see it if You do not like cabaret-burlesque style entertainment.

247 Reviews | 107 Followers
77
Clever, Great staging, Edgy, Enchanting

See it if You're a fan of Company XIV even though this doesn't reach the level of enjoy that was Cinderella.

Don't see it if You're offended by partial nudity or are sensitive to the smell of incense.

257 Reviews | 42 Followers
75
Raunchy, Original

See it if you like avant guarde theater. Performers are great. The show has ballet, opera, jazz, circus acrobatics all mixed.

Don't see it if you object to partial nudity and sexual innuendo. Loose adaptation of classic.

243 Reviews | 64 Followers
69
Banal, Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Raunchy

See it if Laura Careless peerlessly portrays the Queen more Lea Halle then ever before fantastic Act II aerial work

Don't see it if you are drunk or high you are not drunk or high the most perplexing of the three Company XIV productions

181 Reviews | 37 Followers
89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if you're in the mood for some sexy dancing and cool costumes

Don't see it if you're looking for a family-friendly version of Snow White

160 Reviews | 52 Followers
69
Confusing, Edgy, Great staging, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you would like to see an adult interpretation of snow white delivered mostly in a different language

Don't see it if you expect a full on burlesque show.

133 Reviews | 37 Followers
90
Great staging, Edgy, Masterful, Original

See it if you are open to a new vision of dance, acrobatics, music, staging…it's 21st Century Burlesque. Risque and visionary.

Don't see it if you are looking for classic interpretations, have an aversion to nudity or sexual situations, and be aware that artificial smoke is involved

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
February 4th, 2016

"Despite these tempting ingredients, this 'Snow White' is a dull tease, lasting two hours…This episodic structure occasions more disguises for the Queen and more pastiche numbers: ersatz Baroque, ersatz Pina Bausch, ersatz flamenco. But these numbers are devoid of dramatic pressure, not to speak of poetry, invention, wit or even sexiness…This isn’t just style without substance; it’s style without style."
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Theatermania
February 3rd, 2016

"His work is clearly informed by art and culture transcending time and nationality, much of it the best of the best. Yet under the director's unfocused staging, we're never quite sure where to look, and key moments of the story are inevitably lost...This 'Snow White' is not the fairest of them all."
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BroadwayWorld
February 8th, 2016

"Add dancing boys in fishnets, an ensemble sporting bejeweled ball gags, a bit of pole dancing and a freshly irreverent attitude and McCormick's new take on a classic tale is steamy dose of theatrical foreplay...In the hands of Company XIV, 'Snow White'is a ravishing mood piece that is sure to get couples in the mood."
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TheaterScene.net
February 4th, 2016

"Hilly Bodin is a lively and lovely Snow White, but both she and Careless are overwhelmed by frenetic spectacle...The hour-long first act does minimally impart the basic elements of Snow White...The fast-paced 30-minute second act is series of circus vignettes including a thrilling hoop routine and acrobatic dancing...Though lacking directness on the actual story, Company XIV’s 'Snow White' is overall entertaining, occasionally exhilarating, and is very similar to their other works."
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Theatre is Easy
February 2nd, 2016

"This dazzling one of a kind dance piece mixes burlesque, baroque, ballet, acrobatics, and musical theater to create a new take on the Snow White tale that manages to be both edgy and erotic while also whimsical and dreamy...In the end the Snow White tale seems to merely be a narrative to string together some visually stunning song and dance numbers put on by a talented and classically trained cast."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 2nd, 2016

"So dazzlingly staged but so frustratingly choppy, this explosion of light S&M, clever music arrangements, and often, with a few notable exceptions, technically unimpressive dance is perhaps too ambitious for its own good...Rapturous spectacle and superb technique near the end of the show."
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CurtainUp
February 4th, 2016

"'Snow White' is a mixed bag of rewards and regrets...There are plenty of taunting tits and tremulous asses on display...They regrettably do not serve as distractions enough to the writhing, undulating, groveling and grinding that the choreographer has imposed on the cast...Watching a corps of lithe and toned bodies in motion, either contorting or consorting has its place, but also its limits."
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Stage Buddy
February 8th, 2016

"The ingenuity of Austin McCormick -- the choreographer, Artistic Director and founder of Company XIV -- shines in Company XIV’s production of 'Snow White'...With the sumptuous 'Snow White' wrapping up an ambitious season for Company XIV, it would be a shame to miss out...Bask in the delights of McCormick and company."
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