Your favorite princesses come to Nashville on April 7-8 and they’re setting the record straight!
Tickets for “Disenchanted!” on sale Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “Disenchanted!,” the uproarious Off-Broadway hit musical featuring your favorite Disney princesses portrayed as you’ve never seen them before, comes to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater this spring for a limited, three-show engagement on April 7-8.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs them?! 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 across the country, 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 Dennis T. Giacino, a former history teacher. While teaching his class about the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Va., 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, and “Disenchanted!” was born!
The production defied the trend for Off-Broadway shows in New York with its sold-out performances and critical acclaim, and with international versions of the show currently in Beijing and Santo Domingo.
“NBC New York” called the show “funny, irreverent, and great fun! The seriously talented cast of six strong, hysterical women give fairytales a new meaning!” while “Time Out New York” stated, “If you love fairy tales with a sassy modern twist, relief is here! The not-for-children musical revue ‘Disenchanted!’ gives a saucy makeover to Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and other fairy-tale princesses.” “The New York Times” describes “Disenchanted!” as “a girls’-night-out rebellion,” and Broadway Box raves, “Think ‘Bridesmaids’ for Disney Princesses! This sidesplitting adult parody of the Disney princess posse and its mega-talented cast will make you blush and feel nostalgia all at once. Who could ask for anything more?”
“Disenchanted!” is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Ave. of the Americas, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036, www.TheatricalRights.com.
If You Go:
April 7, 2017, at 8 p.m.
April 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.