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AUG. 25-26: Auditions for young audience production of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Aug 20, 2020

Actors age 17 and above are invited to audition for the College of Lake County’s fall production for young audiences, “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Auditions start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 25 and 26, online via Zoom.

Those auditioning should prepare one 60-90 second comedic or children’s play monologue. Please email a resume, or list of shows, and a photo if you have one (a candid pic is fine) to After receiving your information, you will be emailed the audition Zoom link. This is gender and color inclusive supported casting.

Graphic of Emperor with text The Emperor's New Clothes

Actors need only attend one audition date, not both. Callbacks will be Thursday, Aug. 27 starting at 6:30 p.m.; actors should make themselves available at that time.

Rehearsals begin Monday, Aug. 31. Actors must be available for all rehearsals after Sept. 21 through the performances. Rehearsals are Monday – Thursday evenings with an occasional possible Sunday rehearsal depending on availability of actors and necessity. This production will be live streamed on Zoom. Show times are: This production will be live streamed on Zoom. Performance dates are Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1 and 2 at 10 a.m.; Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. Actors should ensure they are available for performance dates before auditioning.

“The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a production for young audiences, is adapted by Max Bush from the story by Hans Christian Anderson. Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc. of Woodstock, Illinois. The classic fable tells the story of a clever mother and son disguising themselves as weavers to convince a vain Emperor they can make him a beautiful and magical suit of new clothes. They explain that the clothes are invisible and can only be seen by those that are clever and capable. Everyone in the kingdom pretends they can see the clothes, until one child dares to speak the truth. Incorporating a love of acting and theater, this highly entertaining adaptation is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

The show is being directed by Alicia Hall. For audition information, contact Alicia at

The CLC Theatre department offers 14 different courses and an Associate in Arts degree, with emphasis either on theatre performance (acting/directing) or technical theatre (design/stage management). For more information, contact the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040 or visit Or to stay current, become a fan on the College of Lake County Theatre Department’s Facebook page.

About College of Lake County:

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.