April 18 & 19, 2019

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ASC presents Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre on Tour: The Emperor’s New Clothes.

The emperor loves clothes. His favorite thing to do is to dress up in lavish new outfits of the latest and boldest styles and admire himself for hours on end in his great imperial mirror. The emperor is a silly man.Then one day a weaver arrives who claims to weave a very special cloth—a fabric so fine, so delicate, says he, that garments crafted from it are totally invisible to anyone but the most clever and sophisticated citizens. The emperor is delighted. He simply must have such an outfit and he simply must wear it in a grand procession through the capital city. What could go wrong? Right?

When the day of the procession arrives, the whole city is, of course, dazzled by their emperor’s new clothes. That is, until one wise little boy courageously pipes up: “Hey! The emperor has no clothes!” Then the real fun begins. Adapted by Keith Smith from the story by Hans Christian Andersen



April 18, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. 

April 19, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. 


$5.00 per student

Purchase tickets by calling 870-536-3375

One teacher ticket free with purchase for every 25 students (Theater School Day Registration Form)

Payment due at time of registration


Sponsored by Ben J. Altheimer Charitable Foundation