Brooklyn | 2h 20m | Already closed

Cinderella (Company XIV)

From 13 critic and 71 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Raunchy, Clever, Edgy

About the show

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

Company XIV's production of 'Cinderella' 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 and Choreographer Austin McCormick creates 360-degree experiences for audiences fusing the antique with the contemporary.

Not suitable for children.

2h 20m | Already closed | Theatre XIV (Brooklyn)


"Company XIV is engaged in executing very well-constructed illusions, designed to take audiences into another world...''Cinderella' succeeds marvelously...Acrobatics, visually stunning tableaux, and a spectacular ensemble in this sexy, cheekily naughty adaptation...The ensemble performs McCormick's eye-popping choreography like revelers overcome by the unbridled energy in the room...The most unique, sophisticated, and riotously fun date-night show running in New York right now." Full Review


"When they finally meet, the breathtaking pas de deux they perform on a lyra hoop is enhanced by the sumptuous vocals of a bluesy diva named Storm, who plays the Fairy Godmother with earthy sensuality...As always, the XIV ensemble is full of charismatic dancers who balance bawdiness and elegance in a variety of styles...Their charms are properly displayed with divine decadence by the company's long-time set and costume designer and the evocative lighting." Full Review

Lighting & Sound America

"There are some amusing touches throughout, including the appearance of the stepsisters inside a giant skeletal pannier, a curtain half-raised to reveal the lower legs of those hoping to win the prince, a pole dance for Cinderella, and a fairly lively can-can. Overall, however, the atmosphere of calculated naughtiness becomes rather wearying, and the quality of the choreography isn't high enough to keep one engaged for the two-hour running time." Full Review

Time Out New York

"Has a super cast, full of charismatic performers and extraordinary dancers. But the show’s two lengthy intermissions (and two bars) suggest we’re meant to spend most of our time buying signature Company XIV cocktails, perhaps to let alcohol numb us to the repetitiveness of what we’re seeing...The show has moments of real beauty...But too much relies on a small vocabulary of movement...It’s a surprisingly unsensual show...Without naughtiness, the magic goes away." Full Review


for a previous production "It’s not the moments or even the dazzling individual numbers, it’s the whole picture that transports us into a magical world of tongue-in-cheek glitz and deeply felt emotion rolled together into a densely packed concoction of wonders. Amazing costumes and sets work foot-in-slipper with McCormick’s marvelously inventive, alternately boisterous and touching choreography to turn the show into a happening – and one that should not be missed." Full Review

Times Square Chronicles

for a previous production "Welcome to the den of debauchery where dancing, singing and raunchy never looked so good...Cabaret, ballet, opera, burlesque, vaudeville and circus acrobatics come to life in a spectacular way. This show like all the XIV’s Company’s work is scrumptious and Mccormick is the genius behind this glorious choreographed pleasure not to be missed." Full Review

Stage Buddy

for a previous production "Company XIV’s 'Cinderella' is a gorgeous spectacle, a one-of-a-kind rendering of a beloved fairy tale, and just an all-around badass theatre experience. You won’t be able to resist the whole confetti and glitter-filled production." Full Review

Broadway Blog

for a previous production "'Cinderella' lacks a visceral throughline. Loose moments of improvised dialogue diminish the power of the choreography, and missed moments leave the audience entertained but not necessarily emotionally invested. Amid all of the flourishes, a number of deliberate respites might help the show resonate more deeply. That being said, 'Cinderella' is an explosion of talent. Forget triple-threats, the dozen performers that grace the stage have an unlimited arsenal to offer." Full Review

The New York Times

for a previous production "Scenes and character entrances are announced silently via chalkboard title cards, held saucily aloft by very sparkly, very scantily clad showgirls and showboys...The ensemble contributes lots of wit and intensity to the choreography, but it is the gymnastic moves by the leads that bring down the house." Full Review


for a previous production "This is a highly eroticized telling of Charles Perrault's baroque fairytale, but never one that sinks into smuttiness...The loose plot allows for multiple extended dance sequences, staged by McCormick with healthy doses of playfulness, allure and danger." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

for a previous production "At close to two and a half hours, the show does sometimes drag. Two intermissions are unnecessary, and some of the dance numbers feel overly long. But the dancers are uniformly gorgeous and wonderfully accomplished, and the choreography is crisp and innovative. McCormick's vision is clear and cohesive throughout the whole show." Full Review

Theatre's Leiter Side

for a previous production "'Cinderella' ties its disparate elements together by means of a familiar children’s story, one to which everything adheres, albeit in unusual and unexpected ways. But essentially, the Company XIV style (and various cast members) remains the same; that artsy getting to be a bit long in the tooth. At its present length, it runs out of surprises. This is 'Cinderella,' folks, not 'Hamlet!'" Full Review

L'idea Magazine

for a previous production "Campiness flattens the narrative, denaturing both the darker elements of abuse and isolation as well as the lighter enchanting elements…When the surface story has been preserved but not its soul, the very reason why we go to the theatre is lost. Over two hours of exuberant spectacle is insufficient when the heart of this folktale is brittle as glass...In 'Cinderella' the sum of its parts did not add up to a rousing whole." Full Review

Fluffy, Indulgent, Masterful

See it if You're interested in burlesque

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with nudity of any gender

Entertaining, Must see, Raunchy, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if You want a naughty night out watching great dancers perform a fun twist on an old classic. Adults only,sorry. Music and choreography perfect

Don't see it if You like the Disney version and not a spicy version. If you don't want a really good time in today's hard time. To bad it ends soon. Enjoy.

Entertaining, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You love dance! This is my favorite show I've seen this year. I left the theatre and texted everyone to get tickets asap!! MUST SEE!

Don't see it if you don't like awesomeness.

Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great dancing!, Great singing

See it if You want to experience a new spin Cinderella in cabaret style, with a new twist at the end.

Don't see it if If you're not open minded and are a prude.

Also The atmosphere was awesome. Sexy but not overboard. Tastefully done. I... Read more Read less

Delightful, Enchanting, Hilarious, Amazing dancing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy clever dance performances with a burlesque overlay. The performers are multi-talented and enthusiastic.Their best show so far!

Don't see it if partial nudity and sexual innuendo upsets you. Also you need to leave a lot of time to get to their inconveniently located Brooklyn theater.

Exquisite, Masterful, Refreshing, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you are open to a new way of telling a familiar story, are ok with pasties and gstrings, don't mind lots o flesh, love dancing and acrobats

Don't see it if you don't want to see almost nude bodies, can't follow dance, not interested in burlesque, love to watch beautiful people dance onstage

Also This is a totally unique experience. You will never see anything like ... Read more Read less

Clever, Exquisite, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You want magical stage presence, on the point dancing and just over all fun.

Don't see it if you are a prude!

Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy a truly spectacular show. Cirque de Soleil -like acrobatics are breathtakingly beautiful.Lingers fondly in your memory.Stimulating

Don't see it if Semi -nudity is repulsive.

Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy good dancing and beautiful bodies! Lots of fun! Playful and funny!

Don't see it if you do not care for a bit of nudity.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want to be amaze,

Don't see it if This takes a lot not to get offended, so if nudity, homosexuality and similar topics offend you stay away

Also First time seeing something like this and I would go back a million ti... Read more Read less

Sexy welcoming baroque burlesque in a comfortable setting!, Dazzling bodies live and dance, acrobats, fantastic costumes and staging!, Just run and luxuriate in this lovely club, comfy and funky setting.

See it if You like adventure, sexiness, great dancing, choreography, modern takes on classics. You appreciate comfortable new plush chairs and sofas!

Don't see it if If you're conservative and staid. Fearful of sexiness in front of you.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Raunchy, Sexy

See it if you love when shows remind you of the thrill of living and breathing in NYC, swimming among some of the most-talented humans on Earth!

Don't see it if naked bodies, sexuality, and twisted versions of classic stories aren't your thing.

Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful, Quirky

See it if Austin McCormick creates his tasteful adult ballet/burlesque fantasy with a pop/classical soundtrack. Stay seated for the break, it's fun.

Don't see it if Baroque takes on pop tunes like Sia and Lana Del Rey. Beware sketchy Brooklyn neighbourhood. Cast changes from years past affect '18 edition

Entertaining, Delightful, Raunchy, Indulgent, For those who love the rich & baroque over the severe & obscure

See it if you’re planning a date night that makes you look like you can curate the artsiest goings-on in Brooklyn; are a greedy sensualist or artist.

Don't see it if you really need to be persuaded. Not for everyone—cirque, modern dance, nudity, younger crowds, & feeling like you need to work out more.

Also No script. Sheer spectacle. Scan the site/press photography to figure ... Read more Read less

Exquisite, Great singing, Playful, Great performances, Sexy

See it if you like high-end burlesque, fantastic staging, gender- (and genre-)bending reimagining of fairytales, brilliant performances

Don't see it if you don't like near-nudity, champagne, glitter rain, pop music, or fun in general

Also i saw this production with friends who had seen the previous one a few... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy scantly clad ladies, drag queens and erotic dance. It was visually entertaining. Very creative. I enjoyed it.

Don't see it if If you are a prude

Riveting, Masterful, Edgy

See it if You enjoy dance & opera & sexual tension

Don't see it if Sexuality makes you uncomfortable.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like to feel good

Don't see it if You like to be happy

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing

See it if Are in to erotic artsy fun... Semi nude burlesque show, with singing and a circus feel to it...

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with sensuality, want to watch a serious show. If you are a prude... Otherwise go and have fun this show is fun.

Ambitious, Cliched, Fluffy, Masterful, Surprising

See it if you want to experience something unusual, and if you're looking for a chance to explore Bushwick's artistic scene

Don't see it if you're looking to see something with deep meaningful message, and if you have a problem with nudity

Also felt like the potential of the wonderful dancers wasn't used to its fu... Read more Read less

Great staging, Edgy, Raunchy, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if You want great choreography. This was a very nice production.

Don't see it if Seeing ass and tits bothers you.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Profound

See it if you want to see burlesque/ballet adaptation of Cinderella.

Don't see it if you don't want to see burlesque.

Entertaining, Masterful, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if It is visually delightful. Gorgeous bodies. Anyone who likes semi nudity and risque humor will appreciate this.

Don't see it if If you are uptight, this is not for you.

Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Epic

See it if You like boylesque, guys dressed in a feminine outfits and dancing half naked, it has a story, great dancing, fun costumes, very entertainin

Don't see it if You dont like half naked guys dressed in corsets dance provocatively

Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if enjoy immersive burlesque with great staging, singing, dancing, costumes, and Cirque de Soleil acrobatics. Utterly entertaining!

Don't see it if you are uptight and don't enjoy seeing a little human flesh.

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