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It's Chaos in the Court in “The Emperor's New Clothes,” Coming to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre May 17


West Windsor, N.J. – Telling the truth is vitally important – in clothing, in politics and in life!  That’s the lesson of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” coming to Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre May 17 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  This original musical adaptation is presented by the award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre.  Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

In a delightful adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, we meet an emperor who is all about fashion!  When two swindling tailors, Wilhelm and Lucinda, come along and tell him that the fine new clothes they have for made him are invisible to those who are stupid or incompetent, he pretends that his suit is indeed glorious – much to the chagrin of his minions, who are afraid to tell him the truth.

Some shifty tailors create chaos in the court in "The Emperor's New Clothes" at Kelsey Theatre.

Several members of the audience will be selected to join in the merriment.  One youngster will become a star as he/she assists in saving the tailors from the wrath of the emperor.

The Rhode-Island based Kaleidoscope Theatre has made Kelsey Theatre one of the regular stops for its traveling company; the troupe earned rave reviews for its production of "Heidi" in the fall.  Founded in 1977, Kaleidoscope's goal is to educate and entertain young people through the medium of presentational and participatory drama. 

Tickets are $10 for children and seniors, and $12 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333.  Free parking is available next to the theatre. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.

For the complete performance schedule and more at Kelsey Theatre, visit:

2013-14 Kelsey Theatre Schedule
Kelsey Website
Audition Informations
Workshops for Children and Teens

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