CREATORS of 'DIS!'
DENNIS T. GIACINO
Book, Music, Lyrics
A full member of the DGA (Dramatists Guild of America), Giacino co-created and wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the Off-Broadway musical hit ‘Disenchanted!' The Huffington Post hails 'DIS!' as “Funny and a touch wicked!" Italy's Musical Magazine raves that Giacino's work is "Ingenious!" and "Brilliant!" Playbill named 'DIS!' as one of NYC's ‘Unforgettable Theatre Experiences - 2014’).
Giacino's ‘Disenchanted!’ has performed to critical acclaim and sold out engagements in New York City (with award nominations from the Lucille Lortel Awards, the Outer Critics Circle for ‘Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical,’ and the Off Broadway Alliance for ‘Best New Musical’).
'DIS!' has also played to SROs and raves in cities and towns around North America including Los Angeles, Toronto, Orlando, San Fran Bay Area, Chicago, Nashville, Calgary, Hartford, Minneapolis, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tampa, Philadelphia, Edmonton, Omaha, and New Jersey (where the show won the 2010 NJ Playwrights Contest).
Internationally, Giacino's work on 'DIS!' has garnered successful runs on a North American tour, throughout the U.K., on three National Italy tours (where the show won 'Best Musical' at the MINDIE Awards), Australia, New Zealand, Paris France, Argentina, Beijing China, and the Dominican Republic (where the show was nominated for a Premios Soberano Award for ‘Best Musical of the Year’).
Giacino's musical and comedy works have been performed on five continents to sold out houses and rave reviews including productions in Australia and New Zealand, Europe, China and Singapore, South America, USA and Canada, and on cruise ships around the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.
Fiely Matias co-created and directed the award-nominated NYC Off-Broadway production of 'Disenchanted!' He has also directed sold-out, raved about productions of 'DIS!' in Orlando (2011 - 2013), Los Angeles (2013), Missouri (2012), the San Francisco Bay Area (2013), the out-of-town tryout in Tampa (2014), as well as the original New York City workshop (2009) and staged readings (2012).
Matias is a proud member of SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society). He has directed countless musicals and comedy plays over the past 25 years, including over 20 international Fringe Theatre Festival productions.
Awards for Matias' directorial work include 'Best National Show' (Daily City News, 'Disenchanted!') 'Best Musical' and 'Best Comedy' (USA National GLBT Theatre Festival), 'Best Comedy' (Ottawa Fringe Theatre Festival), Producers Award (Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival), and 'Best of Fest' at the Orlando, San Francisco, and Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Fests.
Most recently, Matias directed the successful Seattle premiere workshop of Jacques LaMarre's dark comedy 'My Vhite House Christmas Spashial with Melanie (Live From Trump Tower).' Up next: Matias is currently working on two new musical projects with Giacino as well as collaborating on works showcasing throughout the Pacific Northwestern USA.
A longtime member of AEA (Actors Equity Association), Matias has performed at theaters throughout the USA, Canada, and internationally. He originated the role of the Asp in 'Annie 2' at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC and has toured throughout North America with IMAGO Theatre Mask Ensemble.