Tickets to Once Upon a Mattress are on sale now. This musical comedy brings an unconventional and hilarious rendering to the story of The Princess and the Pea. The princess of this lively spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance has been played by Carol Burnett, and the musical itself has had 3 television adaptations and was nominated for several Tony awards.
If you enjoy classic royalty gone bizarre, then buy your tickets now! Then come to the show ready to have a fairy tale of a time.
Once Upon a Mattress, our ninth production, and second musical, will be staged April 6-8, 2018 at Union County Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Marysville. We are partnering with the United Way of Union County to benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the Youth Education Arts and Recreation Grant Fund. This comedic musical will be directed by Pete Edwards, along with Sam Prestwood as assistant director. Musical direction will be lead by Brian Luke.
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.
“ONCE UPON A MATTRESS” CAST LIST
Princess Winnifred – Lindsey Capritta
Prince Dauntless – Nebbie Brown
Queen Aggravain – Laural Olson
Jester – Liz Hammond
Minstrel – Emily Terry
Wizard – Kim Iannarino
King Sextimus The Silent – Herb Fischer
Lady Larken – Lisa Thoma
Sir Harry – Tim Allen
Lady Lucille – Sarah Arend
Lady Mabelle – Mary Alice Iannarino
Lady Merril – Alison Mount
Lady Rowena – Audra Gerty
Nightengale of Smarkland – Stella Abel
Princess No. 12 – Ashleigh Miller
Sir Studley – Austin Key
Vanessa Prentice, Lauralynn Stephen, Dani Jones, Linda Sommerfield, Gladys Obakpolor, Johan Olafsson, Gary McMann, Kennedy Peele, Linea Olafsson
Director – Pete Edwards
Assistant Director – Sam Prestwood
Musical Director – Brian Luke
Choreographer – Emily Pierce
Director’s Assistant – Connor Edwards
Brought to you in cooperation with
Rodgers and Hammerstein
and The Union County United Way