See it if you enjoy immersive theatre, cirque du soleil and modern performance art.
Don't see it if you are not comfortable with sexualized performance or (almost) nudity
See it if You love lavish and sexy shoes with wonderful production value!
Don't see it if If you are prudish and are offended by sexy men and women in revealing costumes then this is not the show for you!
See it if you want to see a raunchy variety show full of talent and wonder, or like vignettes strewn together to tell a loose story.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy (near) nudity, political statements, or want original music. Avoid if you have breathing problems or sensory issues.
See it if This is not traditional theatre. It is called baroque burlesque ! You enjoy circus/ballet/all genres of music/ and are not squeamish re: SEX
Don't see it if You are looking for a typical musical ! You are prudish. Every single character performs with his or her bare butt visible !
See it if you want to see a show that is flawless.
Don't see it if you are bothered by g-strings or pasties or going to a "gentifying" (think lower east side in the 70s) scares you too much. Read more
See it if No doubt! See it. Masterpiece
Don't see it if You’re not ready to have fun. The show is AMAZING
See it if You love Alice in Wonderland, a great soundcheck, burlesque! Tastefully done, incredible singing & great song choices!
Don't see it if Your a boring prude who doesn’t like modern music or is uncomfortable w nudity. Or asthmatic as it is a bit smoky in the theater.
See it if You love trained baroque burlesque ballet sexy decadent fun telling of fairytales-this one- Alice In Wonderland. Gorgeous dancers & singers
Don't see it if You’re prudish. Or can’t take smokey interior. Dislike stripping and gay romps. Or naughtiness.
4/5 Stars "A singular sexcess: a transporting fusion of haute burlesque, circus, dance and song...With its soundtrack of pop songs, attractive ensemble cast and immersive aesthetics, 'Queen of Hearts' feels like 'Moulin Rouge!' for actual bohemians. Hell, it even has a cancan."
"Featuring a seemingly endless cavalcade of classy burlesque acts and scandalous comedy routines that will appeal to adults of every sexual persuasion, 'Queen of Hearts' is the best date-night show in New York City right now...A sophisticated smorgasbord of smart, sexy performances seasoned with a naughty pinch of S&M...For the most part, 'Queen of Hearts' lets us trade the madness outside the theater for an intoxicating, exquisite madness within."
“’Queen of Hearts’ is inspired by Lewis Carroll's story of Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole...McCormick has shaped the presentation around the talents of a wondrous ensemble...Combining the 17th Century style of the court entertainments enjoyed by King Louis XIV of France with more contemporary sensibilities...Like their past productions, ‘Queen of Hearts’ is an adventure for the senses in a captivating world of erotic imagination.”
"McCormick and his company have tapped into the contradictions of Carroll’s masterpiece in an experience that extends beyond the fourth wall and five senses where opulent and derelict, masculine, feminine, and androgynous, classic and modern, high-brow and glitter gutter all simultaneously exist...Highest stage honors for the evening go to quadruple threat Richardson as The Mad Hatter whose belting, comedic and dance chops become eclipsed by her haunting rendition of 'Mad World.'"
"[Austin] McCormick, who directed and choreographed, tells the story through dance, music and acrobatics…The lyrics connect to Carroll's story thematically, though sometimes obliquely, with a word or a sentiment."
“An imaginative, visually stunning, musical send-up of the children’s classic...Overlong...and not all of the numbers impress equally; but the sheer ability of the performers...is often nothing short of astonishing...’Queen of Hearts’ invokes the source material while using virtually none of its language...’Queen of Hearts’ finds elevated company in its use of ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ as both gimmick and foundational subject matter."