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to accept a Royal Command to appear at the Castle of Kronberg, where he tells a daring story for the bestdressed monarch ("The King's New Clothes"). The King confers on Hans the Royal Order of Danneborg, but it is the locket that Jenny gives him that Hans will cherish for ever. CHARACTERS • HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN - A young shoemaker who overcomes his humble origins to become a story-teller of renown. • JENNY LIND - A celebrated singer, warm-natured and beautiful, who takes an interest in Hans. • OTTO PEDERSEN - A roving musician with a grand manner who befriends Hans and appears, magician-like, at times of crisis. • MAX KLAUS - An impresario and Jenny Lind's manager; a smooth character, elegant of appearance and sardonic in manner. • RECTOR MEISLING - A hypocritical old schoolmaster with a crusty nature and a fondness for the bottle. • LOUISE MEISLING - His dutiful wife and unpopular school matron. • COLONEL GULDBERG - The Governor of Odense; a genial military gentleman with a twinkle in his eye. • JONAS - A self-sufficient 12 year old midshipman. • KING CHRISTIAN OF DENMARK - The best-dressed monarch in Europe. and - The Children. The Queen, A Policeman, A Major Domo, Villagers, Theatrical Performers, Prisoners, Townspeople And Guests. MUSICAL NUMBERS: 1. Ecclesiasticus 2. Don't Talk To Me About Those Happy Days 3. I'm Hans Christian Andersen 4. For Hans Tonight 5. Thumbelina 6. Inchworm 7. Anywhere I Wander 8. This Town 9. Wonderful Copenhagen 10. The Ugly Duckling 11. No Two People 12. The King's New Clothes 13. Dare to take a chance 14. Happy days 15. Have I stayed away too long? ORCHESTRATION • Reed 1: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet • Reed 2: Piccolo, Flute, Alto Sax • Reed 3: Tenor Say, Bass Clarinet • Reed 4: Baritone Sax, Clarinet • 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones • 2 Percussion • Harp, Piano, Electronic Organ • Electric and Acoustic Guitar • Bass Guitar, Banjo