The Emperor is beloved as a chic trendsetter, but his ridiculous fashion tax is bankrupting the country. Determined to be a hero for the ages, one young girl travels to the royal palace to confront the superficial ruler and teach him a lesson about what really matters. Soon, however, a devious con man hatches a sinister plot to send the Emperor out among the people in nothing but his birthday suit, and only our heroine can save “His Royal Groovyness” from a world of embarrassment – but should she? The hilarious hit musical returns! Based on the 1837 folktale by Hans Christian Andersen (The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling).
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended
"...The cheery tone by no means makes for an air-headed yarn. The new twists are delightful and canny, George Howe's songs are inventive, and Mike Ooi's emperor is Austin Powers with a kid-friendly mojo. The kids were rapt under the spell of kooky costumes and a dreamy set, although not entirely decorous: when the hero asks if she should save the emperor from embarrassment, one boy shouted, "No! Let him go out naked!""
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