I’d told Justin about this crazy bulesque/cirque du soleil/ballet show that was based on Cinderella and performed by one of my favorite off-Broadway theatre companies, Company XIV. He said he was down to see it and we went last Wednesday. Nutcracker Rouge is a holiday tradition of mine and I knew Cinderella would be just as thrilling. 

Cinderella didn’t disappoint. It was sexy, raunchy, beautiful, and thrilling. There was burlesque, and the can-can, and pole dancing. The performers and the performances were mind-blowing. More than once my dude inhaled sharply and exclaimed, “oh my god!” 

It was three quick but totally enjoyable acts and worth being out late on a “school” night for. I would definitely recommend this latest fairytale by Company XIV


Last week I finally made a much overdue trip to see Cinderella. Unfortunately I’d missed Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, but I was still getting Todd Buonopane and Victoria Clark, as well as Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher. 

The show was every bit as magical as you might expect a production of Cinderella to be. Fran Drescher never does much, but she’s funny in the small scenes she has. Carly Rae Jepsen is lovely as Cinderella, although her voice is meek at times and sometimes barely audible. Victoria Clark is marvelous, as one would come to expect from Ms. Clark, and Todd Buonopane totally steals his scenes. He’s awesome.

I do agree with the overall sentiment that they made this version of Cinderella WAY too political, but who cares! There are pretty voices, super cool costume changes, and classic songs. I don’t think anyone is seeing Cinderella to have their mind blown and rightly so, but they’ll definitely be entertained.