Young people from the region will present the “new clothes of the emperor”

SEQUIM — The Olympic Theater Arts Center will present a Missoula Children’s Theater production of The Emperor’s New Clothes on Saturday.

The curtains will open at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the theater at 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Doors will open one hour before the show.

Admission is by donation.

“OTA is so thrilled to be hosting the Youth Theater again that we’ve decided to waive the entry fee,” organizers said on the theater’s website at www.olympictheatrearts.org.

“We’re just asking you to give what you can, from zero to hero,” the website says.

Tickets and seats are allocated in order of arrival.

The last time the Missoula Children’s Theater was at the Sequim Theater was in 2021, when area children performed the play “Peter and Wendy.”

More than 13 local children — grades 2 through 12 — will star in Saturday’s production. Among the roles distributed were the emperor; ManyPenny and the Money Council; the Royal Scholars Roxy and Red; Kings, Queens; Gem and the Royal Jewellers; Boots and the Royal Shoemakers; Lid and the Royal Hatters; Stitch and the Royal Tailors; and the royal silkworms.

Missoula Children’s Theater touring productions are complete with costumes, sets, props and makeup.

Missoula Children’s Theater attendees must follow current Olympic Theater Arts COVID-19 policies.

All attendees and spectators must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (within 72 hours) and matching photo ID before being permitted to enter the theater.

Elizabeth J. Harless