The Center for the Arts is pleased to announce The Main Stage Playmakers youth audition for the Summer production of The Emperor’s New Clothes being held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Off Center Stage. This exciting play is being directed by Paulette Gilbert and will be performed on July 29, 30 and 31st in the Marisa Funk Theater at The Center for the Arts. 

Auditions for "The Emperor's New Clothes"

The Emperor’s New Clothes is a fun play that features a mischievous trio of “tailors” that comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme to convince a vain emperor to wear their magic in clothes. They claim that only smart people can see these amazing garments. Will everyone just pretend to see the clothes? Will these three schemers get away with the jewels and gold? Is there anyone brave enough to tell the truth? Perfect for the entire family this two-act production will leave you in stitches from laughter.

Children aged 7 – 15 are invited to audition for roles. The schedule for the May 14 auditions is as follows: 

Auditions 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Off Center Stage Theater (located behind The Center For The Arts) 

Ages 7-8 (9:00 a.m. – released by 11:00 a.m.)

Ages 9-15 (10:30 a.m. – released by 12:30 p.m.)

** Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out any needed paperwork, receive an audition number and have the child’s picture taken.

Call backs (not every child will be asked for a callback) for the production will be on May 18 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Once selected, there will be a $150 fee to cover the cost of scripts, production royalty fees, Director and Set Designer fees, publicity, set and costume supplies and more! Full scholarships are available. The Center maintains that art education is accessible to all, regardless of financial status. Please visit for more detailed information regarding production schedule and FAQs. 

WHAT: The Main Stage Playmakers: The Emperor’s New Clothes Auditions

WHERE: The Center for the Arts, Off Center Stage Theater | 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley, CA 95945

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  

TICKETS: Free to audition, $150 if casted – full scholarships available 

WEBSITE & INFO: or (530) 274-8384