HURON A magic mirror can help one seek true love at least that's the case in "The Emperor's New Clothes," a musical version of which will open the Caryl Crane Children's Theatre season next month.
The group, based at BGSU Firelands, will stage the music at 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2 and 3 and at 2:30 p.m. March 4 in the college's McBride Auditorium.
The story centers on a prince seeking his true love with the aid of a magic mirror, and his plan to trick the emperor by weaving new "magical" clothes.
The cast of 34 comes from eight communities and 12 schools in three-county area. Norwalk-area actors and the roles they will play are: Norwalk resident John Aiello will play the emperor; Norwalk home-schooled student Liz Kagy as Millie; Edison High School student Cody Noon as the constable; Norwalk MIddle School student Abby Freeman as Becky; and Norwalk Middle School student Carissa Boucher as well as homeschooled student David Patterson in minor roles.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for school children and $4 for BGSU Firelands students. You can make reservations by calling (419) 433-5560, ext. 20747 or (419) 372-0747.
Special group rates for 15 or more are available. The box office will open on Feb. 26, with hours from 1 to 7 p.m. through Friday, 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.