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Contact: Brad Cerenzia, Producer firstname.lastname@example.org 917-768-9246
RE: ‘Disenchanted!’ – The hilarious hit musical comedy – Seattle premiere
POISONED APPLES. GLASS SLIPPERS.
WHO NEEDS ‘EM?
Not Snow White and her posse of Disenchanted! princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm.
Mamches Productions, local theatre incubator for clever, mischievous, and innovative new works, is living happily ever after! Why? Well, this savvy new group has just been awarded the Seattle rights to premiere Disenchanted!, Off-Broadway’s popular, all-female musical that skewers the helpless, damsel-in-distress, fairy tale oeuvre.
But the story doesn’t end there. Mamches has also nabbed the original Off-Broadway creators (Dennis T. Giacino – Book, Music, Lyrics) and Fiely Matias (Off-Broadway director) to helm the Emerald City premiere. #OMFG – Oh, My Fairy Godmother, that is – dreams really do come true!
So, forget the princesses you think you know. The original storybook heroines are none too happy with the way that they’re portrayed in today’s movies and pop culture as helpless, weak, Bambi-like waifs who do nothing more than sit around and wait for their princes to come. The empowered princesses of Disenchanted! spring to life to set the record straight and belt out the truth in a high- energy, riotous variety show sure to give fairy tales the bird!
Disenchanted! has previously been nominated in NYC by the Outer Critics Circle (‘Outstanding New Musical’ ) and Off Broadway Alliance (‘Best New Musical’ ) and currently performs worldwide. ___________________________________________________________________________
AT A GLANCE:
WHO: Mamches Productions, Seattle
WHAT: Disenchanted! – Seattle Premiere
WHERE: 12th Ave. Arts, 1620 12th Ave., Seattle, 98122
WHEN: Previews July 13 & 14; Opens July 19
Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm & 8:00pm, Sundays at 7:00pm
TIX: All tickets available at www.mamches.com
$40 General Admission, Student/TPS members: $30, Seniors (62+): $35
For hi-res photos, see gallery links below. For interview requests and more info, contact Brad Cerenzia at 917-768-9246. See page 2 for creative team bios and cast list.
DISENCHANTED!, the hilarious hit musical comedy, at the 12th Ave. Arts – Seattle premiere
DENNIS T. GIACINO (Director; Book, Music, Lyrics)
A full member of the DGA (Dramatists Guild of America), Giacino co-created and wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the Off-Broadway musical hit Disenchanted! (named by Playbill as one of NYC’s ‘Unforgettable Theatre Experiences – 2014’).
Giacino’s Disenchanted! has performed to critical acclaim and sold out engagements in New York City (with award nominations from the Lucille Lortel Awards, the Outer Critics Circle, and the Off Broadway Alliance), New Jersey (where Disenchanted! won ‘Best Play’ at the NJ Playwrights Contest), and around the USA and beyond (UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada, China). Giacino’s musical and comedy works have been performed on five continents to sold out houses and rave reviews.
FIELY MATIAS (Directorial Consultant)
Fiely Matias co-created and directed the award-nominated NYC Off-Broadway production of Disenchanted! He has also directed sold-out, raved about productions of Disenchanted! in Orlando (2011 – 2013), Los Angeles (2013), Missouri (2012), the San Francisco Bay Area (2013), the out-of- town tryout in Tampa (2014), as well as the original New York City workshop (2009) and staged readings (2012).
Matias is a proud member of SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society). He has directed countless musicals and comedy plays over the past 25 years, including over 20 international Fringe Theatre Festival productions. Awards for Matias’ directorial work include ‘Best National Show’ (Daily City News, Disenchanted!) ‘Best Musical’ and ‘Best Comedy’ (USA National GLBT Theatre Festival), ‘Best Comedy’ (Ottawa Fringe Theatre Festival), Producers Award (Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival), and ‘Best of Fest’ at the Orlando, San Francisco, and Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Fests.
The Seattle cast of Disenchanted! royal renegades is led by the powerful Snow White herself (Caitlin Frances, The Odd Couple – Village Theatre; The Drowsy Chaperone – Seattle Musical Theatre), ditzy Cinderella (Jessie Selleck, Shrek The Musical – Twelfth Night Productions), narcoleptic Sleeping Beauty (Ann Cornelius, The Nance – ArtsWest), with special guest stars Pocahontas, Hua Mulan, Princess Badroulbadour (Aimee Karlin doing triple-duty, Sex With Strangers – ReAct Theatre), The Princess Who Kissed The Frog (Camilla Smith, Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Seattle Musical Theatre), and The Little Mermaid, Belle, Rapunzel (Gloria Alcalá also taking on three princesses, Thoroughly Modern Millie – Flagstaff Light Opera). Paul Linnes music directs.