Artwaves: Redwood Curtain's 'Disenchanted' & HSU's Art Department's Faculty + Staff Exhibition

Sep 13, 2017

Redwood Curtain's 'Disenchanted' puts a real-talk spin on fairy tale princesses.
Credit Redwood Curtain Theater

This week on Artwaves, Clint Rebik, director of Redwood Curtain's Disenchanted (tickets), along with actors Julie Angles and Chelly Purnell talk about the theater's irreverent look at fairy tale princesses.

Also, HSU Art Department's Emily Cobb and Stephen Nachtigall discuss the Staff+Faculty Exhibition. Both will be giving talks about their work at the opening reception. Opening reception & artists’ talks on Thursday, September 14, 4:30-6:30 pm.

Via Redwood Curtain: 

"Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical Disenchanted! Forget the Disney-like princesses you think you know – these ladies have come back to life to set the record straight, with a whole lotta attitude. Dennis Giacino’s hilariously subversive and outrageous musical plays at Redwood Curtain September 7th through 30th. Clint Rebik, Artistic Director, notes that “it’s very much in the style of a cabaret, with moments for each of the ladies to shine. The lyrics are fun and risqué, and move quickly in this rollicking 90-minute show. It’s a perfect late-summer treat! Local theatregoers will recognize a bevy of beauties taking on the roles of these “non-Disney” divas. Molly Severdia plays Snow White, whose snow may have drifted. Jessi Shieman smirks as Cinderella (complete with fractured glass slipper) and Nan Voss is “Perfect” as the sleep-singing Sleeping Beauty. The sextet is made complete by Julie Angles as the gin-drinking Little Mermaid, and does triple-duty by playing Belle and Rapunzel as well. Tina Toomata triples up in much the same way, donning the wigs of Hua Mulan, Pocahontas, and Princess Baldroulbadour. Michelle “Chelly” Purnell leaps onto the stage as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog. Scenic, Lighting, and Costume Design is handled by Lynnie Horrigan, who notes that ‘the blush is off the apple” in this tale! “It’s been wonderful working with each of these actresses in bringing a bit of sass to their “traditional” costumes. It’s definitely geared toward adults!” Details about the play, Season 2017, and ticketing are on the Redwood Curtain website: Disenchanted! previews on Thursday and Friday, September 7th and 8th, with $10 tickets, and opening night with Gala champagne reception is Saturday, Sept. 9th, with tickets at $22. Performances continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through Sept. 30th. Cheap date Thursdays on Sept. 14th, 21st, and 28th, two tickets for $20. Friday Focus is Sept. 15th, and a 2pm Sunday Matinee takes place on Sept. 24th, with tickets at $17. Ticket price on Friday and Saturday (except Gala) nights is $17. Redwood Curtain is located at 220 First Street (between C and D) in Old Town, Eureka. Main entrance through Snug Alley. As the theatre is intimate with only 80 seats, reservations are highly recommended, and there is no late seating. Evening performances begin promptly at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets can be reserved or purchased securely online at You may also reserve tickets by emailing or calling 707-443-7688."