A new play that explores the life of prolific writer Hans Christian Andersen and some of his most memorable tales, which transcend age and nationality.
From the producers: Go beyond the magic and into the imagination of the iconic author Hans Christian Andersen, and discover how his complicated personal life inspired countless beloved tales such as "The Little Mermaid," "The Princess and the Pea," "The Ugly Duckling" and more. Ensemble for the Romantic Century presents this world premiere production featuring live music by Benjamin Britten and Henry Purcell, classical puppetry, and the timeless classics that have transcended generations.
Author Eve Wolf founded Ensemble for the Romantic Century in 2001 with the mission of creating an innovative concert format in which the emotions revealed in memoirs, letters, diaries, and literature are dramatically interwoven with music, thus bringing to life the sensations and passions of a bygone era. During the group’s eighteen seasons, Wolf has written scripts for more than twenty-five of ERC’s theatrical concerts and has performed as pianist in most of the ensemble’s forty-plus original productions.
Donald T. Sanders directs Jimmy Ray Bennett in the title role. The production also features Countertenors Daniel Moody and Randall Scotting, and puppet artists Craig Marin & Olga Felgemacher, along with Max Barros and Carlos Avila (on pianos) and percussionist Shiqi Zhong.