Laura Johnson and Kelly Jo Garland were deviously cute as the tricky Tailors - and it was great to see Kelly’s stage debut after her many backstage roles. Jester Sandy Thomasson was an animated narrator with sage and fretful Sorcerer Dan Pappas and trusty Cook Sarah Schimm. They all joined the nervous empress, Maribeth Robertson, in distraught pretense of admiration when examining the cloth that wasn’t there. Vain fashionista Emperor Lee Purdy paraded proudly in his underwear- more comfortable attire than last year’s infamous dragon costume. Kudos also go to onstage keyboard and gong-master James Geer, who also served as Music Director.
Emperor continues through next weekend (note the times/prices were wrong in LSJ’s otherwise nice preview article) 7 pm Fri/2 & 4:30 Sat/2pm Sun $10 adults age 13+;$8 children
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