"The Emperor's New Clothes" Comes to
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Oct. 14

9/13/06


When two swindlers appeal to an emperor's boundless vanity, the results are hilarious! The award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre presents "The Emperor's New Clothes" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre for two shows only: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the college's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

This original musical adaptation is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale that teaches young audiences the importance of telling the truth. A vain emperor, obsessed with new clothes, is approached by two crooks who claim to have created an extraordinarily elegant fabric - but it's invisible to anyone who is stupid and incompetent. Who will tell the hapless emperor that these "tailors" are playing a nasty trick? Several members of the audience are invited to help out; one youngster will even save the tailors from the Emperor's wrath.

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Kaleidoscope Theatre was founded in 1977 to create and perform educational plays for young people. The company has toured from Maine to Texas and won numerous awards for its work, including Best Children's Theatre from RI Monthly magazine, the Rhode Island Theatre Achievement Award, and several awards from the Association of Retarded Citizens.

Tickets are $8 for children and seniors, and $10 for adults. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Discounted series packages for the 2006-07 season are still available. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

Emperor Greg Bonin with tailors Wilhelm (Eric Desnoyers) and Lucinda (Emily Luther).
The Emperor (Greg Bonin) and Empress (Jamie Dellorco) realize they've been tricked!

For more on events at Kelsey see:

Kelsey Webpage
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Kelsey Kids Playshops

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