New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents  Alliance Repertory Theatre Company’s production of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” on March 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. This event is part of the Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theatre festival that provides free and discounted theatre events for all ages throughout the month of March. This event is one adult ticket $15 admits one child FREE (additional children $10).

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a delightful, funny re-telling of the Hans Christian Anderson story. The vain and childish emperor is duped by two schemers who convince him they can make him a unique suit of clothes that is not only beautiful, but magical-- it can only be seen by those who are honest. What will happen when the Emperor is presented with his new threads? This show will have kids and grown-ups alike laughing, clapping, and dancing in their seats.

The Stages Festival offers dozens of performances, workshops, classes, and events at the state’s professional theatres, performing arts centers, libraries, schools, senior centers, and other community venues. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey’s residents to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible, and fun. Since its inception 19 years ago, the program has served over 190,000 people. 

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For more information, or to make a reservation, call 908-472-1502 or visit www.alliancerep.org. Alliance Repertory Theatre is located at MONDO  - 426 Springfield Avenue in Summit. To receive a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival please visit www.stagesfestival.org.

The award winning company, Alliance Repertory Theatre, is under the Artistic Direction of Michael Driscoll and was founded in 1999 by Jerry Marino and Jeff Streger. They are a non-profit 501c3company dedicated to producing distinctive, challenging and thought-provoking theater, and to providing local actors, directors and writers the opportunity to display and expand their talents.

Founded in 1981, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the first statewide organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation, and audience development. The Alliance provides member theatres and arts patrons a wide range of supportive services and programs, and assists member theatres in their growth and development, helping them reach their full potential. For arts patrons, the Alliance provides accessibility services, discount ticketing through NJArtsTix.org, and The Stages Festival. 

The Stages Festival is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Additional program support has been provided by The Smart Family Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Prudential Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, and The George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust Foundation.