2640 College Ave
Berkeley, California 94704

Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences presents The Emperors New Clothes

The Emperors New Clothes
A musical by Ahrens and Flaherty performed by a cast of professional, adult actors

Director: Mike Kasin
Choreographer: Nicole McGann
Music Director: Sean Fenton
Performers: Jacqueline Anderson, Christa Boggs, Jayne Deely, Jody Arnold, and Brendan Simon as Emperor Marcus the 3rd

Saturdays and Sundays, April 12-13; 19-20; 26 -27
All shows at 2:00pm

Age appropriate for children 4 and up

BOX OFFICE: (925) 798-1300 and www.activeartstheatre.org

Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences presents The Emperors New Clothes, a delightful musical by Ahrens and Flaherty, the team that created Ragtime and Seussical.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersens familiar tale, The Emperors New Clothes tells the story of Marcus, a 14-year old boy destined to become the next emperor. Unfortunately, he hasnt finished reading his How to be an Emperor guide, but already the townspeople need his help. Whats a fellow to do? In comes the Swindler, arguing that clothes make the man and he has just the outfit. Will someone call the Swindlers bluff, or will Marcus show up in front of the whole town in his underwear? Told through narrative, song, and dancing, The Emperors New Clothes is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences is a professional, non-profit theater company founded by veteran actors from the Bay Area's vibrant theater scene, along with local visual artists and educators. Co-founders Nina Meehan, Mina Morita, Rebecca Posamentier, Jared Randolph, and Tracy Randolph are theater teachers, performers, directors, and arts administrators who have pooled their expertise into this distinctive theater company. All of the company's repertory is performed by a cast of professional adult actors, instead of the standard mix of young performers and adults. Since the companys debut in 2004, Active Arts has performed for more than 8,000 children and families. In addition to their season at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Active Arts performs at the Bay Area Discovery Center and at libraries, community centers, and in schools on both sides of the Bay. www.activeartstheatre.org

Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of NEQA.

Added by NEQA on April 14, 2008

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