Disenchanted! Musical Will Play Chicago

News   Disenchanted! Musical Will Play Chicago
 
The musical seen Off-Broadway pokes fun at the world of fairtytale princesses.
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Matthew Murphy

Disenchanted!, the Off-Broadway musical comedy by Dennis T. Giacino that explores the misconception surrounding Disney princesses, will play Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) May 10-June 5, 2016.

Here's how the production is billed: "Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know—the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you—and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!"

The idea for Disenchanted! was conceived by Giacino, a former history teacher. "When teaching his class about the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia," press notes state, "he couldn’t help but wonder: What would the ‘real’ Pocahontas—a circa 1616, rough-and-tumble 10-year-old Powhatan girl—think of the fringed deer-pelt miniskirt and long, flowing hair donned by her 20-year-old counterpart in her 1995 movie comeback? A musician at heart, Giacino penned a musical number skewering the ‘princess pop culture’ that transformed Pocahontas from a revered Native American heroine into a pin-up vixen of the silver screen. Soon, Giacino found himself discovering a number of other princesses who had a bone to pick with the way they have been portrayed."

The Off-Broadway production featured scenic design by Gentry Akens, costume design by Vanessa Leuck, lighting design by Graham Kindred, musical arrangements by Robert Meffe, musical staging by Matt West and additional arrangements and musical direction by Michael Raabe.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

Individual tickets go on sale February 26 by visiting www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

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