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Arts Teach Kids - The Emperor's New Clothes

Arts Teach Kids – The Emperor’s New Clothes

Event Date: February 7th, 2020



FEBRUARY 7, 2020                  

12 noon               


“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”!

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Communication & Language Arts, Relationships & Family, Music, Life Skills


Auditions for students in grades K-12 will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Approximately 60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team arrives in town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. The team holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project. MCT’s mission is the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts.