Wyong Musical Theatre Company to stage NSW premiere of musical comedy 'Disenchanted!' at The Grove Theatre, Wyong, on May 24

ATTITUDE: See Disney princesses and storybook heroines like you've never seen them before in the musical comedy 'Disenchanted!' which premieres at Wyong on May 24. Picture: Natalie Eva
ATTITUDE: See Disney princesses and storybook heroines like you've never seen them before in the musical comedy 'Disenchanted!' which premieres at Wyong on May 24. Picture: Natalie Eva

STORYBOOK heroines and Disney princesses cop the full treatment in the musical comedy Disenchanted! which will have its NSW premiere in Wyong next week.

Wyong Musical Theatre Company will stage the vaudeville-style show, written by Dennis T Giacino, at The Grove Theatre, in North Road.

But be aware, the show comes with a warning about adult content and strong language.

Disenchanted! reached Off-Broadway in 2014, and was nominated for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Best New Off-Broadway Musical (Off Broadway Alliance Awards).

The production also received a nod from Playbill, making the list of Best of the Year - 2014.

WMTC director Kim Rowley said the musical featured such beloved characters as Snow White, The Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty, but was not what audiences expected.

"Forget the princesses you think you know. The original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight," Ms Rowley said.

The premise for the show is that the original storybook heroines present the subversive "true stories" behind the tales as old as time.

"In order to set the record straight, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, replacing sugary duets and animated teapots with songs that expose the juicy details of each princess's life post-happily ever after," Ms Rowley said.

The Wyong production team also features musical director Andrew Herman and choreographer Margaret Holdom.

"The show is a laugh-a-minute with amazing vocals from 10 of the best musical theatre performers I've ever had the pleasure to work with," Ms Rowley said.

The lead trio Maddie Richards (Snow White), Natasha Bass (Cinderella) and Natalie Eva (Sleeping Beauty) are supported by Tina Leaitua (Princess Who Kissed The Frog), Sancia West (Mulan), Aimee Honor (The Little Mermaid), Eden Dennis (Pocahontas), Liz Beck (Belle), Margaret Holdom (Rapunzel) and Rebecca Holland (Princess Badroulbadour).

There will be eight performances of Disenchanted!

It will open on Friday, May 24, at 7.30pm.

There will be performances at 1pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, May 25; and a show at 1pm on Sunday, May 26.

The performance times are repeated the following week.

Tickets start at $25.

Visit wmtc.com.au to book.

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