The Greek myth 'The Judgement of Paris' gets a haute-baroque-burlesque makeover in the hands of Austin McCormick's Company XIV. More…
Sip champagne as you're transported to a French dance hall where three goddesses seduce you. Welcome to the world of Company XIV's 'Paris!,' a world premiere spectacle featuring the company's signature fusion of dance, opera, circus, theater, classical storytelling, high fashion, and startling design. The can-can girls, circus boys, and singing divas anxiously await your arrival. As with all Company XIV shows, 'Paris!' contains partial nudity. Adults only.
See it if The sound and lighting was bad, which ruined it for us. I see the potential, but the ratings here overhyped the experience. Only sit below.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with sexuality and provocative costumes.
See it if you like fabulous dancing, extraordinary singing and amazing acrobatics done in sparkly corsets and court shoes. And they're very funny.
Don't see it if pan-sexuality and bawdiness make you uncomfortable.
See it if You'll enjoy the great dancing and fun burlesque atmosphere. Very talented dancers/performers. 2 hours 15 min including 2 intermissions.
Don't see it if Huge blinding spotlights are directly into audience members' eyes throughout parts of the show, and smell of incense can be a bit much.
See it if You like theater that's different and "out there", like music and dance and acrobatics and circus, and not a faithful myth retell. It's fun.
Don't see it if Don't like genderbending, nudity, lewd(ish) dance/staging, are prudish, or want traditional theater. Watch the videos and know what's up b4.
See it if Jewel of Company XIV repertory with Charlotte Bydwell lending her many talents to support and enhance the story as MC; beautiful choreograph
Don't see it if Irondale Center seating can be tight and uncomfortable in chairs; follows a standard Company XIV format so no surprises for veterans
See it if you love opera / classical music, and love the idea of it providing the backdrop for sexy choreography in gorgeous costumes and lighting
Don't see it if you are not into burlesque or near-nudity or anything in which genders are "bent"
See it if I am a huge fan of anything and everything Company XIV does. This show is the best yet - one of the rare times I never looked at my watch.
Don't see it if You don't like non traditional shows or don't want to see nudity.
See it if you enjoyed other productions from CoXIV; suggestive adult entertainment; great dancing/burlesque performances by everyone!
Don't see it if you are sitting on the sides of the stage (bad sight lines), balcony seating is fine in the new space!
See it if You want to see classical dance, opera, theater and vaudeville exploded with burlesque into a new format and don't mind nudity!
Don't see it if You're under 16, at all prudish, or not into seeing the human body glorified.
See it if You want a cabaret style setting with drinks and tables. You enjoy burlesque and a mix of musical styles from opera to rock
Don't see it if You need to understand every word on stage. You are bothered by nudity or a very light take on Greek mythology
See it if You enjoy ballet, opera, contemporary dance, and lavish sets with a sexy and thrilling twist. You are blown away by a multi-talented cast.
Don't see it if You are not interested in making a trip to Brooklyn (It's worth it). You are under the age of 18.
See it if You are not afraid of some skin and sexuality, and want to be blown away by great singers and performers. Like a cool burlesque show.
Don't see it if You're prudish or have sexual insecurities. There's a lot of skin and touching between both females and males. If that's an issue, grow up.
See it if you like cabaret/burlesque and are interested in seeing a show that combines this tradition with a bit of linear storytelling.
Don't see it if nudity/coarse language offend you; this show is unabashedly forward & in-your-face; it's fun, but if it's not for you this won't change that
See it if you enjoy elaborately staged raunchy eye candy and performers with unusual multi-faceted musical, dance and ecdysiast talent.
Don't see it if offended by exhibitionist displays of male and female nudity.
See it if you like laid back "cabaret" atmosphere, sexy dancers, and epic singers; if you want to experience something truly unique
Don't see it if You want to bring the kids to something or are offended by lots of skin and sexual themes. The story also becomes a bit secondary.
See it if A super sexy production with highly skilled dancers in fabulous costumes and very high production quality.
Don't see it if It runs a little on the long side, and the incense are overkill, but I am not docking points because the visuals are gorgeous.
See it if Ballet, modern dance, pole dancing, burlesque, glittery jock straps and g-strings, amazing voices, in a cabaret setting + a mythical story
Don't see it if Bare bottoms aren't your thing.
See it if you think you'd enjoy a mix of pop, opera, burlesque, ballet and theater. Great dancing, impressive singing and choreography.
Don't see it if seeing nearly naked talent bothers you.
See it if ABSOLUTELY MUST see Company XIV's Paris! Not kidding! Buy a ticket ASAP! Sexy as hell! Their absolute best show yet!!! SEE THIS PRODUCTION!
Don't see it if You don't enjoy opulent settings, exquisite dancing, ravishing women & alluring men, pasties, codpieces, nudity, rhinestones & opera! HA!