IRON MOUNTAIN — The community is invited to join the Emperor, his friends and subjects, and the busy silkworms Saturday when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 40 local students present “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
The original musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic will be performed at 3 and 5:30 p.m. at the Braumart Civic Center, 106 E. B St. in downtown Iron Mountain.
Playing the title character of the Emperor is local student Ethan Servia. Other featured performers include Joey Bird as ManyPenny, Lucia Glime as Royal Scholar Roxy, and Conor Nelson as Royal Scholar Red.
The Kings will be Carli Bischoff, Dawson Laitinen, Daniel Erickson and Caroline Mathis; and the Queens will be Halianna Kusmitch, Alycia McConnell, Joy Oman and Sophia Richardson. The Money Council will be played by Akina Asanuma, Alivia Bird, Timothy Erickson, Sarah Erickson, Sophie Glime, Sonja Hayes, Hunter Hulce and Carson Mills. Gem is Freya Hayes, while the Royal Jewelers are Ema Asanuma, Olivia Burton and Kiera Loomis. Boots is Brent Ackley, and the Royal Cobblers are Adelaide Husing, Elijah Laarman and Miranda Lyman. The Royal Hatters are Herb MacIntyre, Cecelia Michna and Jaden Netto, led by Signe Trindal as Lid. The Royal Tailors will be played by Gabriel Ferguson and Anna Umbriaco and Jeremiah Michna will be Stitch. And finally, the Royal Silkworms will be played by Brades Burton,
Georgia deKoster, Esther Erickson, Ulric Hayes, Mila Hoke, Catherine Majors, Jonathan Netto and Peyton Patton.
Chloe Hulce has served as assistant director throughout the week.
This is the sixth year the Missoula Children’s Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre company, has organized a production at the Braumart. The Missoula Children’s Theatre brings a team of actor/directors with a set, lights, costumes, props and makeup — everything to put on a production. All shows are adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales, presented after less than a week of rehearsals.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Iron Mountain is sponsored by the Braumart Civic Center with support from Friends of the Braumart.
For more information, call the Braumart at 906-239-9002.