NYT Academy Performance Camps culminate with performances at the D.L. Parsons Theatre.  Shows are free, for all ages and open to the public.


NYTA Summer Musical Camp presents

King Midas and the Palace of Gold

July 30 & 31     2 p.m. & 7 p.m.


King Midas is a powerful ruler who can think only of gold.  His lovely daughter, Princess Penelope, is having a birthday, and noble guests come from far and wide, including the handsome Prince Ajax, who loves Penelope.  Three mystical sisters present the princess with the gift of one wish, which Penelope lovingly gives to her father.  He uses his wish to receive ’The Golden Touch.’ At first he’s ecstatic but slowly it dawns on him that even a king cannot eat gold food or drink gold water.  When he mistakenly touches Penelope, she, too, turns to gold!  How Midas learns his lesson but is punished for his greed makes this popular tale a musical delight.