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Snow White ***1/2

SNOW WHITE @ Minetta Lane
Austin McCormick’s Avant-Garde Snow White Opens for a run through March 12


By: Patrick Christiano

Company XIV is presenting the adult only world premiere of Snow White, conceived, directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick. Snow White, inspired by the Brothers Grimm, is an inventive re-visioning of the beloved fairy tale. McCormick and company’s avant-garde Snow White is an erotic and sensual display that blends circus, opera, dance, theatre, music, high fashion with sumptuously lavish design into a provocative Off Broadway production.
Snow-White-3-5599-1024x708Laura Careless as the Queen

SNOW WHITE @ Minetta Lane
Austin McCormick’s Avant-Garde Snow White Opens for a run through March 12


By: Patrick Christiano

Company XIV is presenting the adult only world premiere of Snow White, conceived, directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick. Snow White, inspired by the Brothers Grimm, is an inventive re-visioning of the beloved fairy tale. McCormick and company’s avant-garde Snow White is an erotic and sensual display that blends circus, opera, dance, theatre, music, high fashion with sumptuously lavish design into a provocative Off Broadway production.
Snow-White-3-5599-1024x708Laura Careless as the Queen

Company XIV has taken over the Minetta Lane Theater redesigning the stage somewhat for their 20015-20016 season of three shows. SNOW WHITE concludes the season that included the World premiere of Cinderella and a revival of their sexy hit Nutcracker Rouge. The down side of these lavish productions is once you have seen one you know what you are in for and a sameness pervades each work.

McCormick (a Juilliard graduate) presents a unique mash up of classical texts, Baroque choreography, eclectic music, pop culture, opera, burlesque, and ballet into a gender bending theatrical staging’s that have developed a cult following, which was apparent from the response of the opening night audience.  Company XIV shows are cutting-edge, yet extravagantly classical taking their reference from theatre under the reign of Louis XIV. 

The cast of SNOW WHITE features Hilly Bodin, Marisol Cabrera, Laura Careless, Courtney Giannone, Lea Helle, Nicholas Katen, Malik Kitchen, Mark Osmundsen, Davon Rainey and Marcy Richardson.

The design team includes Zane Pihlstrom (Costume & Set Design), Jeanette Yew (Lighting Design) and Sarah Cimino (Makeup Design).

Here is a Snow White promo video trailer link: https://youtu.be/jAmNni3VWRI

Snow White will run from through March 12, 2016 in a limited 7-week engagement at the Minetta Lane Theatre, located at 18 Minetta Lane between MacDougal Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. 

Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 5p.m. Tickets from $40 to $65 with premium and VIP seating from $75 to $105. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. “$30 Under 30!” $30 rush tickets are available at the box office beginning two hours prior to curtain for patrons under the age of 30. Limit of one ticket per ID. The running time is approximately two hours including one intermission.

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