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Chicago Shakespeare Theatre dresses up the Summer with a new musical fit for an Emperor

Looking for a family fairytale adventure? Look no further than Navy Pier and The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. This Summer CST has brought to life a family musical based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes. The frivolously fashionable Emperor and his opinionated daughter Sam just can't get along. But with the help of some colorful characters and not-so-colorful threads, the two come to see themselves—and appreciate each other—for the first time.

Under the expert direction of Rachel Rockwell, with insatiable original music from Alan Schmuckler, The Emperor's New Clothes creates palpable joy for the audience. This intelligent musical is also a wonderfully entertaining learning experience, particularly for children over the age of 8. You can bring little ones, but if they aren't regular theatre goers they are most likely to get squirmy.

Beat the heat this Summer. Step into the cool of the theatre and warm your heart with a family musical sure to dress your dreams smartly. The Emperor's New Clothes.

Join the fun now through August 29. Tickets are $18–$23 or as low as $12 per child for parties of 10 or more. Tickets to The Emperor's New Clothes make wonderful gifts and CST Patrons save 40% on parking at Navy Pier as well!




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