288 S Second St, San Jose, CA

DISENCHANTED!

10/12/2023 – 11/5/2023

Book, Music and Lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino
Developed by Fiely Matias

Produced by Guggenheim Entertainment

Directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim
Co-Directed and Choreographed by Shannon Guggenheim
Musical Direction by Stephen Guggenheim

Don’t Miss The Princess Parody Musical

That’s Anything But Grimm!

Forget the princesses you think you know: these royal renegades are here to comically belt out the truth and bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same! 

“The adult parody of Disney’s female-centric tales delivered big laughs… poor Walt was probably spinning in his grave… it’s a dirty, funny, feminist romp.”
~ San Jose Mercury News

In DISENCHANTED!, ten of your favorite original storybook heroines are none-too-happy with the way they’ve been portrayed in today’s pop culture so they’ve tossed their tiaras and have come to life to set the record straight. 

And while Disenchanted! certainly rips Walt a new one and tells the princes exactly where they can stick their happily ever afters, it also celebrates individuality and promotes that beauty is from within smashing all stereotypes of what a traditional Disney princess should look and be like.

See for yourself if they lived happily ever after!


Seating & Ticket Information

Disenchanted will be presented in Theater 3 at 3Below Theaters. The seats highlighted below in pink are closest to the stage and make up our “VIP” section…for anyone considering themselves a Very Impertinent Princess (or Prince!) The grey boxes indicate seats that have been removed to make way for a runway from the stage to a bridge across the center of the seating section. And the seats highlighted in blue are on the other side of the bridge. Not a bad seat in the house, if we do say so ourselves! If you’re looking for accessible seating, choose seats and spaces for mobility devices in Row L.


Photographs by Dave Lepori from our 2023 Production of DISENCHANTED!


Production Information

  • Showtimes

    Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays | 7:30

    Sundays | 2:30pm

  • Tickets

    Admission: $25 – $75 | Includes all box office, processing, and handling fees

    $75 VIP (includes premium seating and additional perks; see above)

    $60 Regular

    $55 Seniors, Educators, and Military

    $25 for Previews on Oct 12 & 13, 2023

    $25 Student Rush: available for students with I.D. age 13-22 starting 30 minutes prior to showtime at the box office window

    Group Discounts and Fundraising Opportunities available | Learn more

  • Critics’ Comments

    “Breaking down “The Princess Complex”, the musical comedy Disenchanted brings the audience to laughter on the alternative true stories of the many princesses you’ve come to love. Disenchanted was very entertaining and funny –  hitting the humorous layers of sexism, racism, and women empowerment.”  ~ The San Jose Blog

    “Cast those conceptions of the prim and proper fairytale princesses aside. These women don’t need to be saved, and they are certainly capable of doing more than cooking and cleaning. This critically acclaimed musical shines a spotlight on a number of iconic Disney heroines, allowing them to tell their own stories. Uncensored, occasionally profane and free from the men who drew them and literally put words in their mouths, these audacious leading ladies—including Snow White, Princess Ariel of The Little Mermaid and Cinderella—paint a distinctly different picture of their lives.” ~ Metro Silicon Valley

    “If you love fairy tales with a sassy modern twist, relief is here! The not-for-children musical revue Disenchanted! gives a saucy makeover to Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and other fairy-tale princesses.” ~ Time Out New York

    “Think ‘Bridesmaids’ for Disney Princesses! This side-splitting adult parody of the Disney princess posse and its mega-talented cast will make you blush and feel nostalgia all at once. Who could ask for anything more?” ~ Broadway Box

    “It’s a hot ticket that delivers a new kind of fairy tale. You will laugh and then laugh some more at the sassy, irreverent humor.” ~ FOX 5

    “Laugh out loud . . . tickled my funny bone so hard I had tears running down my face. I honestly have not had this much fun or laughed so much at a show in a very long time. Check out this show . . . you will have a magical time!” ~ InNY

    “Disenchanted! is undoubtedly a feel good show full of laugh out loud moments . . . brilliant songs and witty dialogue . . . absolutely hilarious . . . Disenchanted! Is an all-empowering celebration of women, not just princesses – but real women as well. 4 stars.” ~ All That Dazzles, London, England, UK

    “Very amusing . . . The tunes are peppy and the lyrics are exceptionally witty – “comparable, really, to the best of ‘Forbidden Broadway.’ A good laugh with a right-on feminist twist . . . hilarious . . . this one is very funny.” ~ Chicago Tribune

    Disenchanted! packs a potent message of female empowerment within the parody, encouraging women to be independent rather than helpless damsels in distress.” ~ Palm Beach Daily News

  • Length

    Disenchanted! runs 120 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. 

  • Age Guide

    Disenchanted! is recommended for guests age 13 and up with guidance of adult themes and humor. Guests under age 12 will not be admitted.


PRODUCTION TEAM

Production Design by Scott & Shannon Guggenheim and Julie Engelbrecht
Lighting Design and Stage Managed by Jon Gourdine*
Costumer Richard Sanchez
Technical Direction by Jeff Christensen
Assistant Stage Managed by Juan Richardson

CAST

Susan Gundunas*
Snow White
Krista Wigle*
Sleeping Beauty
Osher Fine
Cinderella
Shannon Guggenheim*
Belle, Mermaid, Rapunzel
Eiko Yamamoto
Mulan and Pocohantas
Juanita Harris
Frog Princess and Jasmine
Jon Gourdine
Lighting Designer
Julie Engelbrecht
Co-Set Designer
Juan Richardson
Assistant Stage Manager
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association
 

Disenchanted! is presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing Group. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by BLG. www.broadwaylicensing.com