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1001 Nights: A Love Story about Loving Stories

From 1 critic and 4 member reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Delightful, Funny, Ambitious, Nice songs and singing

About the show

Atlantic Theater for Kids presents a new take on the classic 'Arabian Nights' fables featuring songs by Tony Award winner Robert Lopez of 'Avenue Q' and Disney’s 'Frozen' fame. More…

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. This playful adaptation of the 'Arabian Nights' fairy tales is recommended for ages 6 and up.

The New York Times

"Mr. Koplan has nimbly directed the 70-minute production, which frames the grim premise in a nonscary way...It’s hard to say what’s funnier: the many rhyming jokes or the stage business, which includes an 'Open Sesame,' 'Shut Sesame' routine that’s like 'Who’s on First' in ancient Arabia. The show’s feminism, though, feels 21st-century fresh. Sherry/Scheherazade always triumphs, whether she’s pitted against a homicidal king or a homework-obsessed dad." Full Review

Delightful, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy hearing excellent voices and seeing a musical you won't see on Broadway. It is a bit different.

Don't see it if you need a lavish production or actors you recognize. Don't see it if you are not familiar with Arabian Nights' stories.

Also I did not find the story confusing. I found it funny and thoughtful. O... Read more Read less

Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Nice songs and singing

See it if You want to see a ambitious, but confusing musical going back and forth between the Arabian nights and modern NY told in song and dance.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy non traditional musicals that try to be quirky and hip, but don't always succeed.

Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You like shows that have remnants of the past.

Don't see it if You want something more modern

Disappointing, Excruciating, Intense, Indulgent, Edgy

See it if See it if you like documrnted movies

Don't see it if It's better not to see it

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