Cortland Repertory Theatre

Cortland Rep Presents the Children’s Show “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

Posted by  //  June 12, 2023  //  Arts & Live Music, News

Cortland Repertory Theatre is proud to announce their annual summer children’s show, performed by the 2023 Performing Intern Company.  “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, adapted by E. Gray Simons III from the story by Hans Christian Anderson, will be performed at the Little York Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Road. Performances will be held on Thursday, July 13 at noon, Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM and noon, and Saturday, July 15 at 10:00AM. Tickets are $5.00 for ages 13 and up, and free for those 12 and under.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or by visiting the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available through with ETIX, for an additional charge. CRT cautions that ETIX is the only approved online ticket service; others charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are not approved by CRT. The GPS address for the Little York Pavilion is 6799 Little York Lake Road in Preble.

In an update of the classic tale that is entertaining for all ages, The Royal Fashion Show is just one week away and everyone in the Empire is a-buzz. Reporters from “The News of the Realm” are broadcasting live, and the kingdom is anxious to see the Emperor’s “sneak peek” of fashion.  However, the TV obsessed Emperor is drawn in by a commercial by the mysterious “Weaver” who promises to make an unforgettable garment for him. The Emperor’s vanity gets the best of him, and quickly makes a deal with the Weaver without thinking…What could possibly go wrong?

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” is designed and directed by Tanner Efinger, who was seen on the CRT stage in “Rough Crossing” and “Footloose”.  The cast is comprised of CRT’s performing intern company including recent Rider University graduate Aubrey Alvino, rising Rider University junior Mia Caslowitz, Syracuse University Musical Theatre student Jessica Cerreta, senior at the University of Utah Michael Hartman, and two rising juniors at Rider University Breanna Lemerise and Trevor Shingler.

Tickets are also available for CRT’s summer productions of Unnecessary Farce, The Cake and the mainstage production of The Wizard of Oz. Visit for more information.

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