Disney Dethroned: Snowcahontas and the Tangled FrogBeast at the Minnesota Fringe Festival


Tom Reed (Parry Hotter and the Half-Drunk Prince, Bite Me Twilight) is back with Disney Dethroned: Snowcahontas and the Tangled FrogBeast, another one man send up of a pop culture darling. Whether you see Disney as a juggernaut atrophying the imaginations of children everywhere or a as a lighthouse of happiness beaming joy to families everywhere, you will enjoy Reed’s show. (FYI, I skew towards the latter. Lighten up! )

Reed gently skews the Disney princess canon of “Snowcahontaserella-asmine, Arielmulanpunzel, or Problematic Feminine Stereotype” by splitting the story into sections. Our heroine, Princess Disney, is heartbroken because Prince Charming left her for Princess Pixar (She’s in 3D!) Each section is told in the style of the story of a different princess with quippy dialogue, puns and songs. Reed is an excellent musical theater singer. Michael Erickson on synthesizer was an equal and important partner in the storytelling. His original songs and incidental music captured the Disney sound. But I did not like some of the thicker orchestrations on the synthesizer in the Mixed Blood space.

The show is well suited for ages 9+. There is a little bit of innuendo.