Brooklyn | 2h 30m | Ends Aug 18

Queen of Hearts

From 3 critic and 73 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Raunchy, Delightful

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 | Ends Aug 18 | Theatre XIV (Brooklyn)


85
BroadwayWorld

“’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.” Full Review

85
Theatermania

"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." Full Review

85
Broadway Blog

"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.'" Full Review


100
Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

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.

100
Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

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.

100
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

100
Masterful, Indulgent, Edgy, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if You are looking for a delightfully unique experience with mind blowing talent! Theatre XIV is a true gem. Whatever they touch is gold.

Don't see it if You are shy about strong sexual tones. Although, it’s all done in a tasteful way. Highbrow meets lowbrow in the best kind of way.

100
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

100
Superb performances, Great staging, Dazzling, Enchanting, Extraordinary

See it if you're open to wonderment and experience based solely on your senses; burlesque and circus performed with top notch skill

Don't see it if seeking intellectual theater (though I found myself reviewing the experience and finding meaning in the interpretations); offended by raunch

Also I went there with skepticism, especially since I'm old and felt like I... Read more Read less

99
Edgy, Masterful, Riveting

See it if Incredible dancing and singing. Acrobatics to rival Cirque du Soleil. Playful naughtiness. Stunning costumes. Next-level spectacle!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with playful sexuality (not pornographic). You only want to see plot driven theater. Smoke effects may bother asthma

98
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You are enjoy dance, music and great singing. You appreciate beautiful bodies and risque performances

Don't see it if You are easily offended. Do not enjoy burlesque style performances and acrobatics

98
Enchanting, Exquisite, Edgy, Riveting

See it if You want a sexy, artsy evening.

Don't see it if You are a prude. Actually should see it if you are a prude. You need to.

98
Bizarre, Exquisite, Sexy, Thrilling, Audacious

See it if you love bold, outrageous entertainment executed with creativity, heart and soul. Cast: spectacular, singing: outstanding, costumes: genius.

Don't see it if you are put off by slutty (in a good way) situations, near-nudity, bacchanalia and other assorted socially edgy entertainment.

Also Theatre XIV does it again, brilliantly. There is no way to adequately ... Read more Read less

97
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want an amazing experience, love great dancing, cirque meets theater.

Don't see it if You are scared of sexuality

95
Sexy, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Raunchy

See it if you like gorgeous people doing amazing circus work while being sexy AF. And you love sexy adaptations of Lewis Carroll.

Don't see it if you're a Wonderland purist or have an early morning the next day -- it's three acts long, people!

95
Delightful, Risqué, Sexy, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if you want a unique special theatrical experience filled with gorgeous multi-talented dancers and outstanding singers

Don't see it if you are a prude. If raunchy burlesque performances bother you.

Also This is my third Company XIV Show I have attended and although Nutcrac... Read more Read less

94
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

94
Must see, Dizzying, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if There's singing, dancing, juggling, burlesque, and aerial work, all well done. It's the single finest burlesque show I've ever seen.

Don't see it if There's a lot of semi-nudity; avoid if that's not your cuppa.

93
Sexy, Well-conceived, Erotic, Artful, Enchanting

See it if you like artful burlesque with nudity, opera, dance, circus, TONS of erotic atmosphere in a really cool venue in Bushwick. Recommended!

Don't see it if you don't like burlesque, nudity, raunch, eroticism. This is all that, but also very artfully conceived and executed.

93
Entertaining, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You love fun, non traditional, non reverential, interdisciplinary pieces of theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t like INCENSE, nudity, burlesque, sexual humor, nontraditional episodic narrative told through movement/songs, not words.

Also The show started off with the strongest act, and I was immediately hoo... Read more Read less

93
Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy Burlesque or have never seen a Burlesque show and want to see one of the better made shows.

Don't see it if You are offended by outright partial nudity or sexual innuendos.

92
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

92
Quirky, Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Company XIV does what it does best - baroque costumes, lots of skin, amazingly talented singers and dancers. This was their biggest show yet

Don't see it if This is a loosely themed revue show w/ pansexual near-nudity... if that's not your jam, maybe this isn't for you.

91
Great staging, Raunchy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Company XIV always puts on a great show. Queen of Hearts was there burlesque version of Alice and Wonderland.

Don't see it if If you are uptight. You will see alot of skin. Not for a young audience.

91
Fun, Gender-bending, Sensuous, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You like burlesque reviews, you have a wicked sense of humor, you appreciate acrobatics and other physical delights

Don't see it if Scantily clad men and women disturb you, you prefer a cohesive plot, you don't like acrobatics, you don't like a seedy nightclub atmosphere

91
Edgy, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun night out! Great atmosphere and environment, lots of fun!

Don't see it if you are offended by burlesque.

91
Sexy, Edgy, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy an adult take on entertainment with a talent cast of sexy singers, dancers, aerialists and entertainers. modern take on burlesque

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy edgy entertainment that is a bit risqué and features partial nudity or just enjoy standard style shows.

Also Always a treat to see one of their shows. It is a fun atmosphere and t... Read more Read less

90
Raunchy, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if you like cleverly curated theme burlesque, and performers who truly give it their all, in a large variety of music, dance & comedy styles.

Don't see it if you are put off by nudity / overt sexuality in live shows; you want a very story-focused or faithful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

Also So glad to finally catch a new selection from Company XIV after seeing... Read more Read less


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