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20. Once Upon A Mattress

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Barer
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Music by Mary Rodgers

Produced by special permission of R&H Theatricals.

If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. 

"As fresh, inventive and funny as ever...ONCE UPON A MATTRESS shows you can retell fairy tales with wit and sophistication, and more important, human feeling." 
New York Daily News, 

"A hilariously nutty retelling of the beloved fairy tale THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA. The show itself is a musical comedy gem. MATTRESS is a masterpiece of its kind"
Michael Portantiere, Theatermania, 

Director Jonathan Perry

Cast List

Queen Aggravain -             Martha Miles

Once Upon A Mattress

King Sextimus the Silent - Doug Brinkman
Nightengale of Smarkand -Bridgette Worthington
Jester -                                 Diana Cayler
Princess Winnifred the Woebegone - Jodi Perry
Sir Harry -                         Taylor Story
Minstrel -                           Caleb Tracey
Prince Dauntless -             Jeff Young
Lady Larken -                    Tiffany Taylor
Wizard -                           Caleb Endicott
Lady Mabelle -                 Danielle Danker
Princess No. 12 -              Tiffany Erickson
Lady Rowena -                Tracey Calascione
Lady Merril -                    Melissa Fitzen
Lady Lucille -                   Shauntel Pyper

Chorus of Lords & Ladies -
Jonathan Fitzen, AJ Salazar, Steve Murray, Morgan Cayler, Russ Poole, Nate Fitzen, Mitchell Pryor, Bill Henscheid

Andrea Souza, Emily Bell, Megan Evans, Caitlin Bauder, Heather Ballantyne, Aby Ballantyne, Jewels Perry, Allison Walker-White, Erin Walker-White, 
Megan Walker-White, Breanna Burch, Abigail Erickson