Cinderella (Company XIV)
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Cinderella (Company XIV)
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Cinderella (Company XIV) NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(75 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
11%
Negative
1%
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.

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Member Reviews (75)

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713 Reviews | 119 Followers
98
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.

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
89
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

585 Reviews | 220 Followers
80
Disappointing, Great dancing, Romantic, Raunchy, Sexy

See it if You’ve never seen this company before. They do great dance/burlesque/cirque work, even if this production isn’t their best.

Don't see it if You’re a prude or dislike audience involvement.

379 Reviews | 132 Followers
89
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. Read more

228 Reviews | 26 Followers
83
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.

190 Reviews | 40 Followers
64
Ambitious, Dizzying, Fluffy

See it if The story becomes secondary while a lot of bells & whistles roam on stage. That proverbial window dressing is fun but wears out quickly.

Don't see it if Sexual aspect is well staged but it also has to connect with the material and story without boring the audience. I was eying the exit sign.

175 Reviews | 15 Followers
84
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.

Eug
146 Reviews | 23 Followers
90
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.

Critic Reviews (13)

Time Out New York
March 12th, 2018

"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."
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Theatermania
March 13th, 2018

"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."
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BroadwayWorld
March 19th, 2018

"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."
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Lighting & Sound America
March 19th, 2018

"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."
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The New York Times
October 5th, 2015
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."
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BroadwayWorld
October 5th, 2015
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."
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Theatre is Easy
October 2nd, 2015
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."
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Stage Buddy
October 12th, 2015
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."
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