Missoula, MT: A new year, and a new show! The Missoula Children’s Theatre is proud to unveil the world premiere of The Emperor’s New Clothes. While the premise of this Hans Christian Andersen classic will be familiar, the Missoula Children’s Theatre version surely contains its trademark comical twists, turns, and colorful characters. The show will take place Saturday, February 18 at 3pm & 5pm at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.
“Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes whole-heartedly, wanting to impress new friends. But where to stop? When the clothes (and other people’s opinions) become more important than the people of the kingdom, trouble brews. To help their beloved Emperor find the way back to his heart, his true friends create an elaborate “birthday suit” for the Emperor to wear for his birthday parade celebration. The Emperor quickly and humbly learns that sometimes “less is more”!
From Silkworms to Scholars, Royalty to Royal Artisans, the characters in the show will be played by a dedicated group of 54 area students, ages 5-17. Education Director, Matt Loehrke, says it’s very exciting to have this dynamic cast bring a new play to life. Loehrke and Tour Production Director, Amy Ellis, combined creative forces to rewrite and revitalize two older scripts into this new hilarious form.
Not only are the Emperor’s clothes new, but his show is, too. And by getting your tickets at MCTinc.org, the show will be easier to see than his new clothes! We’ll see you at the NEW The Emperor’s New Clothes!
Tickets are available at MCTinc.org, in person at the MCT Box Office (9am–5pm, M-F) or by calling 406-728-7529. The Emperor’s New Clothes is sponsored by Missoula Pediatric Dentistry, PC; Neptune Aviation Services; Langel & Associates, PC; Missoula Federal Credit Union; and Dennehy Orthodontics.