Purchase Application:

$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)

I See It

Only His Underwear

The Things We'll Do For You

Threads - The Musical! - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays

Threads - The Musical!

Read the Play (minus the ending)

Music by Sari Miller
An Original Musical Adaptation of the Classic Tale
“The Emperor’s New Clothes”
13F / 13M / + Extras
Approximate Playing Time: 90 Minutes

When the Emperor unwittingly hires thieves Gonev and Gonevet to weave him a fantastic new costume from gold thread, even the Emperor’s own children fail to see the mysterious work that, according to the sly scoundrels, only those suited for their position can see. And certainly the looms appear bare to court jester Hyster and chief advisor Sir Egged— although they will say and do anything not to let on as they sing the comical “I See It”, one of the eight delightful musical numbers.  But the Empress fails to be fooled. And with the royal staff sworn to secrecy that there are no new threads, the Emperor is left strutting before his people clothed only in long underwear to learn firsthand an important lesson in humility.  The opening number in the market place and the street scene as the Emperor parades through the street provide an excellent opportunity to add non-speaking roles to your production from merchants and dancers to jugglers, mimes and acrobats. Threads—The Musical! will have your young audiences in stitches.  With an expandable cast of fun roles, The Emperor’s New Threads works great for both community theatre and school productions and can easily be played by adults and children or an all-youth company. The vocal score with piano chords and musical notations is included with the script. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application. A piano recording of each song with and without vocals is available for an additional charge. E-mail playsnow@heartlandplays.com for information.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees