Already closed | 2h 30m | Brooklyn

Queen of Hearts

From 223 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Raunchy, Edgy, Great singing

About the show

Company XIV invites you to fall down the rabbit hole with this reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" featuring their signature blend of circus, opera, magic, baroque dance, and cocktails. More…

The XIV beauties will transport you to a decadent dreamworld replete with exotic curiosities and sensual strip-tease.

2h 30m | Already closed | Theatre XIV (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (223)


Entertaining, Enchanting, Raunchy, Edgy, Great singing
Avg Score

Titillating, Edgy, Enchanting, Cheeky, Entertaining

See it if you want to step out of Bushwick 2019 & into Paris c1700, then down the rabbit hole w/a sexy, saucy, inventive, talented performance troupe.

Don't see it if ur allergic to frankincense; ur offended/shocked by sexual innuendo, partial nudity (incl phallic costumes), cross-dressing, gender fluidity

Also This show is longer and isn't as tight and consistent as Company XIV's... Read more Read less

Riveting, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy all forms of entertainment art in a great show only diminished by long entre' acts. Singing, acrobatics and staging are tops.

Don't see it if you are looking for a typical theater musical or play - this is a variety of art forms, including burlesque, in a smoke filled baroque room.

Great staging, Hilarious, Clever interpertaion, Great dancing, Entertaining

See it if you admire beautiful bodies in exquisite costumes doing extraordinary dances and acrobatics with a wild sense of fun.

Don't see it if Smoke, incense and very loud music make you uncomfortable. There is also nudity and sexually suggestive performances,.

Exquisite, Genius, Masterful, Great singing, Dizzying

See it if YAS, Queen! Louche & lusty.Camp & courtly. From the shores of Brooklyn, the Austin branding is off to see Alice's baroque burlesque fantasy.

Don't see it if Tall stilettos to fill with"Cinderella" & "Nutcracker Rouge." Not up to those two. Scented room. Still not evenly balanced femmes/hommes.

Also "I don't believe in fairytales, but I believe in you & me."Mermale & T... Read more Read less

Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a burlesque show with unoriginal music

Don't see it if You are expecting this to be a play or a musical. It’s a completely different experience

Also When I walked into the theater I was very excited, we were greeted by ... Read more Read less

Sensual, Thrilling, Riveting, Must see, Great staging

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 !

Quirky, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Go for the fun of a burlesque, cabaret, circus fun night. Great performers, super mischievous and fun.

Don't see it if You don't like smoky spaces full of incense, you don't like shows more than 2 hours long, you don't like people drinking during the show.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Riveting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You want a really WOW performance no exaggeration! It’s worth the trip to Brooklyn and the 2.5 hours. It’s stunning!!

Don't see it if You have a problem with incense and/or nudity and gender ambiguity.

Great singing, Great dancing, Original, Amazing, Never a dull moment

See it if Lithe and flexible dancers, singers, and actors perform dance, cirque, and burlesque to Alice-related music from the songbook.

Don't see it if You aren’t OK with almost nude beefcake and cheesecake cabaret. You won’t take the train to Brooklyn.

Lush, Edgy, Raunchy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Hot mix of masks, harnesses, pannier cages, & codpieces. Amazing singers. Gorgeous array of 18th century court coats (no breeches).

Don't see it if you dislike loud pop music. You avoid adult entertainment even if it’s creative, celebratory, well produced, & impressively athletic.

Also Reliably spectacular production. A couple of acts are weaker/weirder t... Read more Read less

Exhibitionist, Indulgent, Talented cast, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you want to see incredibly talented people perform in very scanty attire. Highly skilled dancers (ballet and more) and contortionists.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate two long intermissions to encourage bar sales or incredibly uncomfortable seats. Or if near nudity offends you.

Also While the show itself is rather amazing, the stools at the back of the... Read more Read less

Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Pure genius

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.

Also This is the show that "Head Over Heels" pretended to be and that "Alic... Read more Read less

Excellent sets & costumes, Fun, Creative, Talented performers, Sexual

See it if you like circus type acrobats, "softcore" comic sexuality, "almost" nudity, talented performers and lighthearted entertainment.

Don't see it if you dislike "raunchy" sexuality, semi-nudity, plays that have almost no plot line, "circus" type formats that strive for only entertainment.

Delightful, Enchanting

See it if Exquisite variety show of dancing, singing, circus acts, and burlesque all while catwalking in fantastical outfits.

Don't see it if 2 hr 45 mins with 2 intermissions in Bushwick's far for you, esp. with L construction at 10:45pm. Partial nudity makes you uncomfortable.

Also Diversity: 2 people of color in the cast, a Black male dancer and Blac... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Masterful, Dizzying, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy seeing incredibly talented performers in very little clothing.

Don't see it if You're a prude.

Raunchy, Quirky, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want a fun and nihilistic outing full of hot acrobatics and cabaret acts. (Stronger than their nutcracker.)

Don't see it if You’re with your parents. You want more physical acts than music (it was about 50-50)

Sexy, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing


Don't see it if That is all.

Entertaining, Raunchy, Edgy, Clever, Enchanting

See it if You want to see beautiful bodies, you want excellent dance routines, you like burlesque, want to hear great singing and want a nite out

Don't see it if If partial nudity, cross dressing, burlesque, blatant sexuality, & interactive acts bother you. Stay home and knit!

Also I've seen all of their shows in the past. Normally I would give a high... Read more Read less

Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an adult version of Alice in wonderland. I loved the songs and the stunts and costumes. Must see!

Don't see it if You do not like burlesque

Raunchy, Edgy, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for a unique burlesque / Circus / ballet show. The Alice story line keeps it really interesting and enjoyable. .

Don't see it if you are looking for a typical musical. This is a bit raunchy at times and not for kids.

Also I have seen the nutcracker by the same company at a different location... Read more Read less

Great acting, Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like to be entertained by young, athletic. talented actors.

Don't see it if you dislike raunchy costumes and have seen too many Cirque du Soleils

Absorbing, Raunchy, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like to see innovative theater that creativity combines burlesque, dancing, singing, acrobatics, and comedy, with great costumes.

Don't see it if You don’t like sexy shows that reveal a lot of skin, or theater where the actors come right out into the audience.

Overly long, Raunchy, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if Funny raunchy entertaining- sometimes repetitious and unnecessarily long. Two loong intermissions, likely for selling more drinks

Don't see it if Over the top and lots of barely covered bodies bother you. Annoying excessively long intermissions— one should be enough.

Raunchy, Great writing, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you are comfortable with burlesque, scantly clad gorgeous bodies, and immense amount of talent

Don't see it if you are closed minded about outwards expression of gender fluidity, or nudity

Riveting, Raunchy, Dizzying, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like brilliant burlesque including great singing and dancing and aerial performance.

Don't see it if You are offended by nudity. You want a show with a straight forward plot.

Also I’ve seen most of Company XIV’s shows over the last 4 years and this i... Read more Read less

August 5th, 2019
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."
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April 14th, 2019
"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 ...
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April 17th, 2019
“’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 contemp...
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April 11th, 2019
"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....
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