Company XIV's reimagining of Cinderella is one of the most thrilling theatrical experiences we have seen not just in 2015 but EVER!!!
Austin McCormick, who conceived, choreographed and directed the show, is a creative genius! A true innovator! So inventive!!! And he's outdone himself with this production!
We LOVED Company XIV's Nutcracker Rouge, and Cinderella easily tops that!
Billing itself as a "baroque burlesque ballet", the show is all that and so much more!
We were gasping, gagging and smiling throughout! We were so invested, moved and present! It was a delight of the senses!!! SO MANY senses!
Austin and company poured their heart and soul into this production! And their money! It looks so lavish and lush!
We also were continually surprised throughout this show! This was the first time we had seen McCormick use a three act structure, with "entre acts" in between - and it was such a win! And there were so many unexpected moments that kept happening!
She can do this and that? He can do that too? We didn't see that coming!
The dancing is more than just inspired! It is so fresh!!! Alive!!! Fun! Sexy! Emotional! BRILLIANT!!!
It helps that every single dancer and all the singers are insanely talented!
We could watch Jakob Karr do anything! His technique is on point and his delivery is superb! Plus, he's gorgeous to look at and practically naked the entire show!
And, it made us so happy to see that the phenomenally talented dancer/singer Katrina Cunningham - as the fairy godmother - was used so much more in this production. She was elevated to the superstar status she deserves!
The show is called Cinderella, but it's really all about her!
And Devon Rainey gave us cunty realness, Paris-Is-Burning fierceness as the wicked stepmother!!!!
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We can't recommend this show enough!!!!
[Image via Mark Shelby Perry.]