Already closed | 2h 15m | West Village

Snow White

From 36 member  reviews
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. More…

Company XIV's production of 'Snow White' fuses passionate choreography, eclectic music, opera, circus, burlesque, ballet, gender bending, over the top costuming, and sumptuous design. Taking his cue from theatre, dance, and opera under the reign of French monarch Louis XIV, Director/Choreographer Austin McCormick creates a 360-degree experience for audiences fusing the antique with the contemporary.

2h 15m | Already closed | Minetta Lane Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (36)


Entertaining, Original, Slow, Enchanting, Clever
Avg Score

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Entertaining, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you've never seen a XIV show. Nice nods to original fairytale. More glamorous costumes than other productions.

Don't see it if you've seen other XIV shows. This had simpler choreography and the singers were not as good. It felt like they were winding down the season.

Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if Snow White in Pasties was the children's story you always wanted to hear read by Lili Saint Cyr. Stylish circus acts and burlesque fun.

Don't see it if Atmospheric smoke and one too many interpretive dance pieces have you feeling like you're trapped at the Met in Tannhauser's Venusberg.

Original, Raunchy, Slow

See it if You want to see something original with great dancing, avant-garde type semi-burleque. Like small very cool venues and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like nudity or burlesque. Thought it was a little slow but loved the second act. Not sure why it was mostly spoken in german?

Raunchy, Clever, Slow, Imaginative, Strange

See it if If you like beautiful gender bending ballet and circus arts. Nudity, gorgeous bodies. Most imaginative & creative multi media. Truly unique!

Don't see it if you want a fast paced, traditional story. Exquisite PARTS a don't add up to exquisite WHOLE. This one is weird but enchanting. Too long.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Masterful, Intense

See it if You like"RISGUE" plays, and the exceptional talent, that th cast, has.

Don't see it if If partial nudity offends you, or have a certain attitude about sexuallity.

Dizzying, Indulgent, Exquisite, Slow

See it if you want a burlesque-inspired show without much regard for story/cohesiveness

Don't see it if you want the story of Snow White

Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you're here for the props and costumes (which are excellent) and don't care for choreography and dancing.

Don't see it if you saw the previous outstanding production - I had hard time believing both were made by the same company.

Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy dental work... Or are very high in something. If you can appreciate production details despite the show.

Don't see it if You're looking for literate theatre or are not high on something...anything...

Enchanting, Slow, Refreshing, Original, Ambitious

See it if You love burlesque theatre and something edgy.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of a slow moving show. The first act is incredibly slow and I love Company XIV, but this isn't their best show.

Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you are fond of burlesque shows... this is really exquisite and performed by incredibly talented actors

Don't see it if you hate nudity

Hypnotic, Long, Gorgeous

See it if you want to be hypnotized by a visual feast

Don't see it if you want plot

Confusing, Great staging, Edgy, Sexy, 2nd act wonder

See it if you can deal w/ a somewhat confusing start to get to a fun & entertaining 2nd act. Sexy actors & very talented. In love with Prince!!

Don't see it if you are a prude or need strong story. if you hate the German language, most of the narration is in it. if you want the classic SW fairy tale

Great staging, Original, Refreshing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of great choreography, amazing performers and a clever, imaginative retelling of a classic story. It is a show for adults.

Don't see it if You don't feel comfortable with burlesque, minimal clothing and adult themes. Not for kids/families.

Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Indulgent, Original

See it if Beautiful dancing, fun design elements. Really liked the original idea, would like to see other productions with different story.

Don't see it if story felt like it came second to spectacle and design, not sure how nudity helped story.

Entertaining, Raunchy, Original

See it if you like Company XIV

Don't see it if you are closed minded.

Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Romantic, Riveting

See it if Im such a fan of this company. Their shows are unique and incredible riveting and captivating. Worth trekking downtown to see. 100% worth it

Don't see it if You aren't into ballet type experimental theatre.

Romantic, Great staging, Epic, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if stay true to the story

Don't see it if nothing to say

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 ...
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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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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 ge...
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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 a...
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