THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences
Disclosure: THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, Production Photos All photos are courtesy of The Marriott Theatre and used with permission. I received tickets to the performance. As always, my opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any manner.
The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences presents special one-hour presentations for kids(and parents) of all ages!
A fractured fairytale from the creators of Seussical!
The Emperor's New Clothes
February 24 - May 12, 2018
From The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences’, THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, running through May 12 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. I attended the press opening and was so pleased with the performances!
We actually really like the Marriott Theatre very much. The Marriott Theatre is smaller and very interactive. The stage sits in the center with all the seats surrounding the stage and is an ideal setup for a young audience or adults as well.
When I told my daughters we would be attending a play on Saturday morning, I had a bit of fussiness from my youngest, stating that she had already been to plays and didn't need to see anymore. I told her, never in her lifetime would she ever see enough live theater! I truly believe this too. I will say this to anyone that will listen to me and the fact remains that since the arts are disappearing from the public schools, not enough children are exposed to music, theater or arts in general. Therefore, the burden of exposing our children to any and all types of art, lies solely on the parents shoulders. I have no problem taking my children to plays because I know the importance of live theater and live music. Now, once the play was over, I asked my daughter if she enjoyed THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES and she stated with great joy, Yes! That is success and that is why all children need to see live theater!
THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES was indeed a lively musical. It is amazing to me that these wonderful actors can pack into this one hour production so much. There is a wonderful, poignant message in THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES that comes through clearly. The actors are able to establish a relationship with the audience quickly through witty lines, beautiful costumes and great humor and most especially, beautiful singing! Christine Bunuan is #totesadorbs! and Garrett Lutz is FUN=NY!
An inexperienced Emperor learns an important lesson on his journey to taking the royal throne through the lively musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, through May 12, 2018. charming exploration of vanity and humility, this winsome and whimsical musical.
Fourteen year old Emperor Marcus the Third finds himself in a predicament as he hopes to gain confidence to take the throne by obtaining the finest attire to wear. In promise of a magical wardrobe that is “invisible to fools, liars and anyone you should ignore,” Marcus gets hoaxed by a Swindler into donning a rather revealing set of garments. The only person that can help Emperor Marcus out of this mess is Arno, a simple-hearted palace mop boy. This beloved fairytale is sure to delight audiences of all ages as they learn an important life lesson about being true to yourself, doing what’s right, and the clothes you wear!
Starring in THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES will be a cast of Chicagoland all-stars, including Declan Desmond as Marcus, Garrett Lutz as Arno, Johanna McKenzie Miller as Swindler, Christine Bunuan as Deena, and George Keating as William.
THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES will continue at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire, located at Ten Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire (Entrance is on the east side of Rte 21/Milwaukee Avenue, one light south of Half Day Road/Rte 22) through May 12th with plays most Wednesdays through Sundays at 10 AM and 12:30 PM. Single ticket prices are $18.23 per person (includes fees and taxes).
Free parking is available at all shows.
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