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June 4, 2015: The Emperor's New Clothes

The DSW-Theatre-AG of grades 5-7 invites you to the musical „The Emperor’s New Clothes“ on Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:00pm in the Assembly Hall.

Doors open at 6:30pm and catering will be available. Donations welcome!

The play: A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". The Emperor's ministers cannot see the clothing themselves, but pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions and the Emperor does the same. Finally the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk play along with the pretense, not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. Then a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspects the assertion is true, but continues the procession…

Please enjoy our musical-version of Hans Christian Anderson’s renowned fairy tail about human vanity  and foolishness.

The actors:

Alma K./Aliana B.als Kaiser, Lillie P. as Empress Rosella, Melanie N. as Minister Fürstenberg, Lea K. as Minister Lilienhausen, Charlotte N. as Gräfin von Fürstenberg, Lena S. as baroness von Lilienhausen, Theresa Sh., Justus Sch. and Lars L. as butlers, Ella C., Kaleigh B. and Sara M. as maids, Livia B.-McK. and Riley L. as fashion designers/swindlers Master Strich and Master Faden, Sonia R. as baker’s daughter Lisa, Anika N. as Lisa‘s mother, Naomi D. as Lisa’s father, Maria Rosa baker, Gero D.  as baker as well as Christine von W., Eva K., Julia B., Celina K., Natalie P. as town folk.

Technical arrangements: Jonathan H., Sebastian P., Tim P., Ferdinand R.

Make-Up: Hanna T.

Direction: Christiane Becker (music), Ulrike Christof (scene)

A big thank-you goes to our artistic colleagues Alexandra Cheshire and Sabine Tscherner along with their students for the stage design as well as to the Friends of German School for their generous financial support!!

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