North Texas Performing Arts Page to Stage series develops literacy through the performing arts by bringing beloved books to life! Children and teachers alike will be delighted by our fully-staged musicals performed by a professional troupe of actors.
Shows are approximately 1hr and perfect for preschool-5th grade.
Field Trip Shows: Your school comes to our theatre!
Give your students the full theatre experience by taking a field trip to the theatre. Students will see a full production with theatre lighting, sets, and sound. Our performing arts facilities provide raised seating giving every child the perfect view to enriching educational performing arts.
Touring Shows: We come to your school!
Bring the art of theatre straight into your school building! We bring the actors, sets, props and theatre magic to you. Perfect for schools with tight budgets or tight schedules. Shows are flexible and can perform in any space. Approximate run time: 45 minutes.
The Emperor’s New Clothes
Based on the Hans Christian Anderson Tale
Field Trip Dates
July 28-August 1, 2020 performing at Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Showtimes at 10:00 AM daily (12:15 PM shows may be added if 10:00 shows sell out)
The incomparably imaginative creators of Seussical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, bring one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved tales to life in The Emperor’s New Clothes. Developed by Kansas City’s Coterie Theatre, leaders in the Theatre for Young Audiences genre, this winsome musical is a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
Fourteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the Third is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, Marcus commands his Royal Clothesmaker to fashion him in the most royal wardrobe. Taking advantage of Marcus’ uncertainty and immaturity, a Swindler promises to make magic clothes that are “invisible to fools, liars, and anyone you should ignore,” for a large and hefty price. Only Arno, the simple-hearted mop boy, can help Marcus out of this royal mess and teach him an important lesson about outward appearance.