- $8 for one general-admission ticket (up to $12 value)
The Emperor’s New Clothes
- The Plot: Two wily tailors exploit the vanity of the emperor by making him new clothes that only smart people can see. Naturally, the emperor wants to appear smart so he dons the invisible duds and struts through the audience in his funny underwear.
- The Music: Storybook Theatre adds a dash of toe-tapping, sing-along melodies to the tale, keeping little squirmers engaged and engrossed throughout.
Conceived as a democratic artistic cooperative in 1962, Theatre West has spent the decades since helping actors and directors advance their craft while spreading a love of the stage throughout the area. In addition to their regular season of main-stage productions, which have featured performers such as Richard Dreyfuss and Martin Landau, the outfit sponsors WestFest, an annual showcase of developing works. Younger theatergoers, meanwhile, delight in the offerings of Storybook Theatre—a program honored by the US Senate and House of Representatives—whose interactive, non-threatening fairytales imbue kids with a love for live performance and the belief that most problems can be solved by bursting into song.