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New show at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts shines new light on beloved fairytale characters

Posted 7/31/22

Audiences can join Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in “Disenchanted!” from Aug. 25–28 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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New show at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts shines new light on beloved fairytale characters

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Audiences can join Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in “Disenchanted!” from Aug. 25–28 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Using an all-woman cast, “Disenchanted!” introduces beloved princesses in brand-new roles, like Snow White as the self-assured leader of the princess pack and many more familiar faces, according to a press release.

“’Disenchanted’ was a hit for Fountain Hills Theater and we are excited to bring it to our Stage 2,” Meribeth Reeves, managing director for the center, stated in the release. “It is the type of funny, quirky and just a little on the adult-side work our audiences flock to.”

Created by Dennis T. Giacino, “Disenchanted!” follows iconic storybook heroines as they become unhappy with the way they’ve been portrayed in today’s pop culture, so they toss away their tiaras and come to life to set the record straight.

According to the release,  Don and Peggy Doman described “Disenchanted!” in a review for Tacoma Weekly, as “an empowering of women,” saying the characters “want recognition of who they are and what they have accomplished.”

“Disenchanted!” had its first workshop in 2009 at Pearl Studios in New York City. More than 700 women auditioned for 11 roles, and the one-night-only event (in which songs from the show were performed without script) played to a sold-out house, the release detailed.

In 2012, “Disenchanted!” had its first Off-Broadway reading at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons before opening for a limited-engagement run Off-Broadway at the Theatre @ St. Clement’s in December of 2014.

“Disenchanted!” garnered a ”Best Of/Unforgettable Theatre Experiences” pick from Playbill and is a four-time nominee for New York City theater awards, including an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, Off Broadway Alliance for Best New Musical, and two Lortel Awards nominations.

Audience members can experience these princesses at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St. Tickets for each performance start at $33.

The production is intended for a mature audience.

For information, visit ScottsdalePerformingArts.org/events or call 480-499-8587.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Disenchanted, Fountain Hills Theater, Off-Broadway

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