Brooklyn | 1h 35m | Already closed

Ferdinand: Boylesque Bullfight

From 2 critic and 87 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Raunchy, Great staging, Edgy, Enchanting

About the show

Company XIV re-imagines the 1936 classic children’s tale by Munro Leaf as an erotic all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle.  More…

Soothe summer’s sizzle with flirtation, opulence, and cocktails from the bar. Roll around the Spanish hillside, then enjoy a bullfight in the XIV ring where a ferocious, fertile matador challenges dear Ferdinand to a duel. Will he rise to the occasion or succumb to the field of flowers?

1h 35m | Already closed | Theatre XIV (Brooklyn)

Times Square Chronicles

“Choreographed by director McCormick, the balletic excellence he gets from his cast is athletic perfection. His productions easily rival NYC Ballet or another company. He brings sexuality to the art form, making this a decedent evening of delicious fun. Major and Richardson execute jaw-dropping displays that made this production exquisite. Redmond makes us care for this bull with a softer side...The inventive costumes and the mood setting lighting design by are perfection.” Full Review


"The company's most polished show to date...The ensemble's often balletic, sometimes wild dance numbers, choreographed by director McCormick, are the spicy meat of the show. But Richardson, the only vocalist in 'Ferdinand,' deserves special mention for bringing the house down in the second act...Those eye-popping routines, plus the show's combination of dance, burlesque, eclectic music, and humor, make for a highly entertaining hour and 45 minutes." Full Review

Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if Wonderful staging, great dancing, talented performers

Don't see it if you get annoyed by nudity, sexual scenes

Also I just cant never get enough of Company XIV shows and this was another... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy theatrical dance, beautiful bodies and burlesque!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with sexy risque dance performances

Sultry, Enchanting, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you love exquisite burlesque choreography, dancing, singing, sensuality, glamorous costumes, and variegated music.

Don't see it if you don't like variety shows, nor seeing lots of skin.

Also Upon stepping into this venue from the friendly bouncer outside, to th... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Edgy, Sexy

See it if You like beautiful men, and a few women, barely clothed and dancing/singing/performing to clever and unexpected music.

Don't see it if You’re at all shy about nudity or don’t like incense!

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great staging, Must see, Great great great

See it if YOU LOVE GREAT DANCING -- just see it -- gorgeous -- great drinks - entertainment the way it should always be


Clever, Exquisite, Great dancing, Inventive staging, Very sexy

See it if See it if you like burlesque and sexy guys in revealing costumes. Also if you like good choreography and fun staging.

Don't see it if If you are offended by homoerotic imagery or aren’t comfortable going to burlesque shows.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Exquisite, Raunchy

See it if You love burlesque and the male form. It is almost all male with the exception of one female later in the show. It is inventive and fun!

Don't see it if You do not like male nudity, sensuality, and/or burlesque. It is a bit of a raunchy time and it may be too much for some audiences.

Artistic, Delightful, Epic, Avante garde, Great staging

See it if you like avante garde theater, french period art that encompass the whole venue, and tons of rear exposures & nudities all for art's sake.

Don't see it if you don't like an (almost?) all gay casting, lgbt theme/twist to a classic tale & gender bending as well. But you will miss out all the fun!

Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if You’re up for a dazzling, beautifully executed evening of gender-fluid dance and pizzaz.

Don't see it if The sight of sexy man-ass covered in sequins and glitter could upset your pacemaker.

Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Great dancing

See it if You want to see amazing performers and appreciate the male body and the art of dance. You want a unique and fun theatrical experience

Don't see it if Half naked men dancing with other men in tutus and high heels makes you uncomfortable. You want dialogue or dislike artistic performances

Also Had an amazing time in this show!! It is beautifully choreographed and... Read more Read less

Dizzying, Edgy, Refreshing, Raunchy, Great dancing

See it if You want a fun new experience in a beautifully decorated venue.

Don't see it if You have any issue with partial nudity or LGBT themes.

Entertaining, Raunchy, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy watching hot guys dance and do gymnastics in tiny, opulent costumes. You want an over-the-top night out.

Don't see it if You don't want to watch nearly-naked dancers writhing and grinding. You dislike spectacle.

Exquisite, Masterful, Ambitious, Great dancing, Beautiful design

See it if you're looking for a gorgeous, immersive experience celebrating dance, sensuality and the human form (sparsely clad)

Don't see it if if you don't want to see boys in heals, lots of flesh or are not a fan of baroque decor!

Great erotic dance piece highly entertaining

See it if You like dance theatre with hot men who are also excellent dancers. Very quirky fun evening. Tongue in cheek humor. Great costumes.

Don't see it if You don't like dance theatre or scantily clad men annoy you.

Inventive, Great staging, Great choreography/dancing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy male burlesque with two amazing novelty acts, performed in a theater with great ambiance. You appreciate a balletic aesthetic.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the male body or drag, you do not like dance performances, you predominantly want female burlesque.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Must see, Raunchy

See it if You love chiseled male dancers who know how to put on a show.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate men in heels.

Enchanting, Edgy, Great staging, Exquisite, Refreshing

See it if you want to see an original show, perfect for the times we are living. Erotic, fashion, great bodies, great faces.

Don't see it if you don't want to see almost naked men dancing.

Also Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, ... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy burlesque, great dancing, and love being in red, foggy atmosphere where hot men and women serve you drinks in costume.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with burlesque.

Also I really loved the show, but I really really loved the experience that... Read more Read less

Romantic, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Sexy

See it if If you like burlesque. If you want to see amazingly talented performers almost naked. If you like sparkly g-strings.

Don't see it if You don’t like flesh. You don’t like insence. If you don’t like Bushwick or the L train.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Sexy, Delightful

See it if you like dance, you enjoy updated takes on old stories, you love to see talented performers express themselves, you like beautiful people

Don't see it if you are homophobic or uncomfortable with nudity, you need a strong storyline, you prefer text-heavy shows

Enchanting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like dance, you like butts, you're into goth settings

Don't see it if you can't handle nudity, you need spoken word, you don't go to Brooklyn

Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Raunchy, Great staging

See it if you're up for visiting a burlesque bordello bullring for ballet, booze, and lots of butts

Don't see it if You're not into shows that use dance to tell their story, or butts. There are a LOT of butts in this one!

Absorbing, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if You like dance, the male form and a telling of a classic story.

Don't see it if You are a prude.

Exquisite, Edgy, Raunchy, Great staging

See it if If you like burlesque, seeing barely dressed men dancing beautifully and eroticoly on stage

Don't see it if If you are a prude or have problem with seeing male nudity

Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Great acrobatic dancing, costumes, a la cage aux folles feeling, great venue with drinks, wonderful singing

Don't see it if You are a prude and want a play that a conservative church would produce

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