Once Upon A Mattress (2018)


April 6-8, 2018

Union County’s

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

233 W. 6th Street

Marysville, OH  43040

 All proceeds from The Silver Scene Players’ production of “Once Upon a Mattress” benefited the  United Way nonprofits, Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Youth Education, Arts and Recreation Grant Fund and their wonderful mission of helping Union County children and their families.


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 Samarkand – Stella Abel
Princess No. 12 – Ashleigh Miller
Sir Studley – Austin Key
Connor Edwards, Vanessa Prentice, Lauralynn Stephen, Dani Jones, Linda Sommerfield, Gladys Obakpolor, Johan Olafsson, Gary McMann, Kennedy Peele, Linea Olafsson


Musical Director/Piano  Brian Luke
Trumpet  Barbara Luke
Trumpet  Leanne Rhoads
Trombone  Evan Lotz
Flute  Sarah Johnson
Clarinet  Cindy Roberts
Harp Leah Heflin
Harp Madeline Weisburn
Keys/Strings Katelyn Harris
Bass  David Dodds
Percussion  Jacob Irwin


Director – Pete Edwards
Musical Director –
Brian Luke
Choreographer –
Emily Pierce
Director’s Assistant –
Connor Edwards
Stage Manager – Amanda Rockhold
Costuming – Kathy Schrader & Josh Sands
Stage Crew – Kathy Schrader, Nancy Thomas, Rachel Wargo, Melissa Edwards, Tori Moledor, and Nathan Moledor.
Support Team – Sam Prestwood
Sound – Robert Anderton
Lights – Abigail Anderton
Spotlights – Rachel Wargo
Tech Advisor/Video – Mick Giere
Promotions – David Dodds & Amanda Rockhold
Video/Promotions – Chase Cutarelli & Michael Williamson
Box Office/Concessions – Michele Herbon & Molly Barker
Set Build – The wonderful cast and crew of “Once Upon a Mattress”

Brought to you in cooperation with 
Rodgers and Hammerstein 
and The Union County United Way

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 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.


 Marysville Christian Church, Lowe’s, Sherwin Williams,  Herbon Bons Bakery, Jerome Village, Union County Foundation, Union County Commissioners,  Sleep Outfitters, Anammre – Immersion in Diversity, Luke Lawyers, Luke Music Studios, Alan C. Wilson, CPA, Inc., Graphic Stitch, Crooked for a Cause, and The United Way of Union County

We were excited to present Shari Marsch, Bethany McAdow (YEAR Committee Chair) and Corrine Bix (not pictured) of the United Way of Union County with a check for $5,355.26!  

(thank you to The Ville Grille for hosting our event for us)


The United Way of Union County

The United Way of Union County thanks you for attending this performance of “Once Upon a Mattress.” We are very grateful to Silver Scene Players for partnering with us for this production and naming our organization as the beneficiary of the funds raised.

The funds raised from this weekend’s performances will support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and our Youth Education, Arts & Recreation Grant Fund.

The United Way of Union County brought the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Union County in October 2008. This program provides one book per month to each enrolled child between birth and age 5. The program is designed to encourage early childhood literacy; school-readiness; increase vocabulary skills; and enhance child/parent or guardian bonding.

Since the program began, over 104,000 books has been mailed to preschoolers throughout Union County and Plain City. Over a 9-year period there have been an average of 1,000 children enrolled each year. In 2017 the United Way invested over $34,000 to provide 16,642 books to an average of 1,387 children.

The Youth Education, Arts and Recreation Grant fund was established by the United Way to provide financial assistance for participation in youth programs such as youth programs softball, baseball and art classes. This grant fund is also used to help educational activities such as Robotics Teams and Destination Imagination.

This fund has generated 112 approved grants with a total of $119,500, enabling numerous opportunities for youth throughout Union County.


(stay tuned!)