THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES Announced At Casa Manana Theatre

Casa Mañana Theatre presents The Emperor's New Clothes, sponsored by Frank Kent Cadillac and Macy's as part of the 2018-2019 Children's Theatre season presented by Regions. Tickets are on sale now.

Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the imaginative, Tony Award-winning duo who created the memorable Anastasia, Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical, The Emperor's New Clothes adds song, dance and a castle full of characters to Hans Christian Andersen's delightful fable.

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.

The show stars local favorites David Coffee "Swindler," Cara Statham Serber "Deena," Greg Dulcie "William," Mark Quach "Arno" and Nigel Hall "Marcus."

Additional creative team members include Joe Sturgeon as director, Merrill West as choreographer, Chris Widomski as music director, Clayton Neves as lighting designer, Tara Houston as scenic designer, Eric Norris as sound designer, Tammy Spencer as costume designer and Catherine Petty-Rogers as hair, wig and make-up designer.

Ticket prices range from $17 to $49 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by visiting www.casamanana.org. Tickets are also available at the Casa Mañana Theatre box office, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth.

Performance dates and times are as follows: Friday, February 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 2 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m., Friday, February 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m., Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m.

About Casa Mañana

Casa Mañana Theatre has brought professional Broadway and Children's Theatre to Fort Worth for over 60 years. As a performing arts organization, Casa Mañana strives to create, nurture and advance live professional theatre unparalleled in artistic excellence for the enrichment and education of its diverse community and its future generations of artists and patrons. Casa Mañana's Broadway and Children's Theatre productions are seen by nearly 200,000 people annually and over 160,000 school children attend its Children's Theatre productions each year. Learn more at www.casamanana.org.

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