The creators of Seussical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty take on two favorite tales in a sparkling new musical making its East Coast debut at Imagination Stage. Rising to the role of emperor at age 14 proves too much for bookish Marcus, the hero of The Emperor's New Clothes. While he yearns to make a friend and play like Arno, the scrub boy, fate forces him to solve tedious civic problems. The young emperor becomes an easy target for the silliest swindle of all time and a deception that might never have been uncovered--except for one boy who dares to tell the naked truth. Dr. Seuss's The Lorax adds the moral to this story in a musical grand finale that celebrates a "waste not, want not" philosophy of life.