AUDIO: Jonathan Groff Sings 'Come Away' From Robert Lopez and Flying Carpet's 1001 NIGHTS
Audiences will be swept off to fantastical faraway places this spring when "1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories" hits the stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts for a limited two week engagement, now through April 6. Broadway musical powerhouse Robert Lopez, innovative New York company The Flying Carpet and puppetry experts Center for Puppetry Arts, join forces as a "dream team" to create the ultimate "family puppet musical."
Click below to hear stage and screen actor Jonathan Groff (HBO's The Normal Heart and Looking, Frozen) sing "Come Away" from the show!
In this celebration of brainy imagination over brawn, a princess uses her wits to save a kingdom from an evil decree as she spins tale after tale for a narrow-minded king. Featuring genies, jesters, 40 thieves and other captivating characters, the princess's cliffhanger stories keep the king-and audiences-on the edge of their seats. This playful adaptation of the "Arabian Nights" fairy tales is recommended for ages six and up.
"1001 Nights" was first conceived in 1998 by Tony winner and Academy Award winner Robert Lopez ("Avenue Q," "The Book of Mormon," "Frozen") and Adam Koplan, artistic director of Flying Carpet Theatre Company. This newly reimagined production features early songs by Lopez and is co-directed by Koplan and Jon Ludwig, artistic director of the Center for Puppetry Arts. All the puppets were designed by the Center's resident puppet builder Jason von Hinezmeyer and built by the talented crew in the Center's puppet building shop. "1001 Nights" is an inspired combination of Lopez's catchy tunes, Flying Carpet's inventive staging and the Center's internationally recognized puppetry expertise.
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