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The Emperor’s New Clothes

A New Musical for the Whole Family
  • Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 55 minutes with no intermission

All ages!

Tickets

$15 Adults; $10 Kids

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The beloved story of The Emperor’s New Clothes comes to life on stage this holiday season with some surprising new elements—including disco! Newly adapted for children based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this production features original music and an ensemble of Harvard undergraduate students.

Book by Eliya Smith
Music by Sasha Yakub
Lyrics by Sarah Rossman
Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Choreography by Ryan Kapur
Directed by Mitchell Polonsky

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Friends of A.R.T. and Members of the A.R.T. Patron Circle will receive a special surprise when they attend the performance! Membership starts with a gift of $50 or more.

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Credits

Book by Eliya Smith
Music by Sasha Yakub
Lyrics by Sarah Rossman
Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Choreography by Ryan Kapur
Directed by Mitchell Polonsky
Scenic Design: Kristin Loeffler
Costume Design: Elizabeth Rocha
Lighting Design: Sumner Ellsworth
Sound Design: Bryan Atterberry
Stage Manager: Abigail Sage

CAST
Narrator: Chloe Brooks
Tailor 2: Ruva Chigwedere
Tailor 3: Laura Delany
Secretary of Groove: Nick Hornedo
Tailor 1: Katie McClanan
Emperor: Julius Wade
Secretary of Funk: Sabrina Wu

BAND
Music Director/Synthesizer/Violin: Sasha Yakub
Keys: Avi Randall
Guitar: Santiago Barragan Noguera
Trumpet: Chris Rohliček
Percussion: Sam Boyle

ADDITIONAL STAFF
Assistant Stage Manager/Deck Supervisor: Kristina Furey
Light Board Operator: Cienna Dubay

The Emperor’s New Clothes is performed on the set of Barber Shop Chronicles; Design by Rae Smith

SPECIAL THANKS
Barber Shop Chronicles’ Creative Team, Cast, and Crew
A.R.T. Kids Company
Taylor Brennan

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The Emperor’s New Clothes Toolkit A New Musical for the Whole Family

This Toolkit contains resources to help kids, families, and teachers learn together about The Emperor’s New Clothes.

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