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Molbak's presents 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

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Four-year-old Olivia Kirby (left) and Claire Wickstrom, 5, visit the colorful storyboards before enjoying the opening performance of The Emperor's New Clothes, this year's Floral Fairyland production at Molbak's.
Photo by Karen Diefendorf/Woodinville Weekly.

The Emperor's New Clothes Hans Christian Andersen's tale The Emperor's New Clothes has been chosen as this year's production for Molbak's Floral Fairyland.
   Thirty free performances, each about 40 minutes in length, will be offered by professional actors, along with a life-sized book with 6-foot-tall storyboards and the pompous emperor himself.
   The Floral Fairyland began in 1983 with a professional storyteller relating The Wizard of Oz. For the following three years, marionette puppeteers performed until the audience outgrew the area.
   Since 1987, live theater has been used to depict the chosen fairytale, with a greenhouse area transformed into a theater, complete with stage and seating. Additional performances are interpreted into American Sign Language for school and family groups.
   Showtimes are Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, and 24 at 5 and 7 p.m.; Fridays, Oct. 11, 18, and 25 at 5 and 7 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 12, 19, and 26, at 4, 5:30, and 7 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 13, 20, and 27 at 11:30 a.m. and 4 and 5:30 p.m.
   Call 483-5000 for details. For ASL performances, call 483-5000, ext. 485, voice only.