About The Emperor's New Clothes
Our version of The Emperor's New Clothes is a new musical telling of the popular tale by Hans Christian Andersen, joined with the spirit of the American West.
While on a world tour the clothes-collecting Emperor of Snobsylvania and his entourage stop for a visit in the railroad town of Royal City. The citizens of Royal City are starstruck by the presence of real honest-to-goodness royalty, and the Emperor is positively enchanted by the wardrobe of the American Cowboy.
A pair of no good carpetbaggers take advantage of everyone by posing as tailors to swindle the Emperor by selling him non-existent clothes.
The townsfolks are giddy and get caught up in the glamour of the royal visit and the antics of the swindlers. Ultimately everyone learns the lessons of standing up against peer pressure and using reason with good judgment to see the truth.
About The Camp
UCPAC Summer Theatre Camp offers your child the unique opportunity to participate in a live musical production.
This program is appropriate for students ages 5 through 15. Pre-registration is required.
The world-renowned Children's Stage Adventures team arrives at our UCPAC Mainstage with everything it takes to put on a complete play. On Monday morning, the team holds an audition workshop at Union County Performing Arts Center to cast pre-registered students for the production.The audition gives CSA participants an opportunity to put their best foot forward and places emphasis on spirit, attitude and participation rather than mere talent.
No preparation is required to be a part of this workshop.
The show is rehearsed throughout the week. Rehearsals are conducted from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM every day of the week prior to performances. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week – if selected, the student must be able to attend all rehearsals for their role. A detailed schedule is distributed at the conclusion of auditions.
At the end of the week – as if by magic! – a high-quality musical production of this classic tale is performed by approximately 50 students ... complete with professionally-designed scenery and costumes, props and makeup, and sound and lighting equipment.
Two public performances of the play are held the last day of camp (Friday, August 28 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM). Tickets for the performances are available for purchase throughout the week of camp.
* Besides the element of ever-present fun, participating in theatre activity has been shown to boost children’s academic performance, reading comprehension, communication skills, self-esteem and empathy.
Sign your youngster up today for the 2015 UCPAC Summer Theatre Camp.
You'll never hear the words "I had a boring Summer" again!
* For program questions please contact the UCPAC Box Office
at 732-499-8226 during regular Box Office hours.