The Emperor's Groovy New Clothes

The Emperor's Groovy New Clothes
A Fashion Statement
by George Howe, Frances Limoncelli

Productions (11)
  • Musical for young audiences
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-40 actors possible: 2-20 f, 2-20 m)
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-662-6

The Emperor's Groovy New Clothes
A Fashion Statement
by George Howe, Frances Limoncelli

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Productions (11)
  • Musical for young audiences
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-40 actors possible: 2-20 f, 2-20 m)
  • Set: Flexible.

A crazy quilt of mixed-up psychedelic fashion trends is the setting for this tongue-in-cheek retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, set to a fun and sprightly score. The country is ruled by a foppish fashionista of an Emperor who has bankrupted the treasury with his clothing expenditures. Frustrated by the Emperor's slave-to-fashion mentality, Ten-year-old Kid's romantic dreams of being a hero make her determined to change everyone's materialistic views. She travels to the palace to reveal the superficiality of the emperor, only to end up revealing much more of him than she predicted.

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Libretto $9.99
piano/vocal score $24.99
original cast recording CD $12.99

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A crazy quilt of mixed-up psychedelic fashion trends is the setting for this tongue-in-cheek retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, set to a fun and sprightly score. The country is ruled by a foppish fashionista of an Emperor who has bankrupted the treasury with his clothing expenditures. Frustrated by the Emperor's slave-to-fashion mentality, Ten-year-old Kid's romantic dreams of being a hero make her determined to change everyone's materialistic views. She travels to the palace to reveal the superficiality of the emperor, only to end up revealing much more of him than she predicted.

  • Musical for young audiences
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-40 actors possible: 2-20 f, 2-20 m)
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-662-6
Production Packages Include

  • 5 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 5 piano/vocal score
  • 1 original cast recording CD
  • 1 accompaniment CD

Pricing and other details are provided during the order process. Higher quantities of some items may be purchased.

Published Reviews

"Kids will dig [this] groovy update of the Andersen tale."

Chicago Tribune

"...a light, bright, sparkling treat for kids."

Sara Burrows, Lerner Newspaper

"So fashion forward."

Kim Wilson, Chicago Reader

"...lively and colorful enough to keep children amused and hip enough to keep mom and dad entertained."

Dan Zeff, Copley News Service

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MAY 02, 2017 - JUN 04, 2017
Magik Theatre
San Antonio, TX United States
Magik Theatre San Antonio, TX United States
MAY 12, 2016 - MAY 12, 2016
York Jr. High Theatre
Spring, 42 United States
York Jr. High Theatre Spring, 42 United States
JUL 02, 2014 - JUL 02, 2014
York Jr. High Theatre
Spring, TX United States
York Jr. High Theatre Spring, TX United States
JAN 23, 2014 - JAN 25, 2014
Perry High School
Rosenberg, TX United States
Perry High School Rosenberg, TX United States
MAR 23, 2013 - APR 28, 2013
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
MAY 14, 2012 - MAY 14, 2012
Laurel Middle School
Laurel, MS United States
Laurel Middle School Laurel, MS United States
DEC 23, 2011 - DEC 23, 2011
Glebe Montessori School
Ottawa, ON Canada
Glebe Montessori School Ottawa, ON Canada
JAN 15, 2010 - JAN 16, 2010
Aberdeen Middle School
Aberdeen, ID United States
Aberdeen Middle School Aberdeen, ID United States
JAN 01, 2008 - DEC 31, 2008
Cleveland Playhouse
Cleveland, OH United States
Cleveland Playhouse Cleveland, OH United States
JAN 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
Baker Demonstration School
Wilmette, IL United States
Baker Demonstration School Wilmette, IL United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
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Production Group
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MAY 02, 2017 - JUN 04, 2017
Magik Theatre
San Antonio, TX United States
Magik Theatre San Antonio, TX United States
MAR 23, 2013 - APR 28, 2013
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States