NEW CLOTHES FOR THE EMPEROR
Written by Cynthia Mercati and directed by Ken Budris
WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays, April 21, 22, 28 and 29 1:30 AND 3:30 PM
WHERE: Studio Playhouse,14 Alvin Place, off Valley Road near the A&P, in Upper Montclair
TICKETS: $8, with discounts available for groups of 20 or more that prepay. You can reserve in advance by calling the box office at 973.744.9752.
Do Clothes Make the Man? Two fast-talking con men help a kind but misguided emperor learn that the heart—not the clothes—make the man. Full of physical humor and dynamic, lovable characters, this new telling brings zip and zing to the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale.
New Clothes for the Emperor is a delight for all ages.
TOP: Caught by the Empress (Elaine Lubetkin) trying to sneak a peek at the Tailors' work are (from bottom to top) The Count (Russ Meyer), The Maid (Danielle Petrucelli), The Princess (Lyndsay Vitale) and the Captain (Robert Barwick)
BOTTOM: The two Tailors (Kimberly Merlo left) and Megan Hatem (right) measure the Emperor (John Fraissinet center) for the magical suit of new clothes. Trusted advisor, Count DeGauche (Russ Meyer Right) is skeptical and the Narrator (Diana Chavez left) announces a proclamation
(photos courtesy of Amy Fox)