Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Disenchanted! Opens Friday, October 5th at CTG

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The Chester Theatre Group presents Disenchanted! starting on Friday, October 5th and extending for eight shows through Saturday, October 20th. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 with a discounted price of $23.00 for seniors over 65 and students under 18. Tickets may be purchased online at

Have you ever wondered what happened to your favorite story book princesses after their supposed “happily ever after”? Well, DISENCHANTED, a new musical comedy by writer and composer Dennis T. Giacino, answers the question. The honest voices of “disenchanted” princesses take us through their journey as they attempt to take back their power. With wit, cleverness, and fast-paced humor, Giacino creates a burlesque vaudeville show of catchy and contagious songs about self-acceptance, battling the dated messages little girls have been fed by society for centuries about who they ought to grow up to be. Rather than perpetuating the dainty, boy-crazy ideal of femininity, Giacino turns these fairytale characters into real women with real voices which need to be heard. Please note that this is not a children’s musical. It contains strong language and mature subject matter.

The Off-Broadway production of Disenchanted! played to sold out houses, rave reviews, and earned several NYC award nominations including 'Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical' (Outer Critics Circle Awards), 'Best New Off-Broadway Musical' (Off Broadway Alliance Awards), and two Lucille Lortel Awards nominations ('Best Lead Actress' and 'Best Featured Actress').

roseann ruggThe talented cast of Disenchanted! includes Daisha Davis of Orange in the role of Princess Who Kissed the Frog; Elle Michaeli of Westfield in the role of Princess Badroulbadour/Belle; Patrina Caruana of New York in the role of Pocahontas/Hua Mulan; Samantha Manno of Budd Lake in the role of Sleeping Beauty; Katherine Brown of Fanwood in the role of Cinderella; Ericka Traugh of Millburn in the role of Snow White; Alison Kurtz of Long Valley in the role of The Little Mermaid; and Susan Hagen of Boonton in the role of Rapunzel. The production is directed by Roseann Ruggiero (photo).

Black-River-Playhouse-chesterThe Chester Theatre Group performs in The Black River Playhouse, an intimate, 100-seat theater in the heart of Chester Borough’s historic district. The venue’s in-the-round format ensures that every seat offers an engaging, memorable experience for each audience member. The theater is located on the corner of Grove Street and Maple Avenue. For more information, visit the CTG website at

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