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Once Upon a Mattress

Once Upon a Mattress

Music by MARY RODGERS
Lyrics by MARSHALL BARER
Book by JAY THOMPSON, DEAN FULLER & MARSHALL BARER

Once Upon a Mattress is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Production Date: December 5-7 & 12-14, 2014
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director / Choreography: Debra Jolly
Stage Manager: Tanya Brehmer

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.

Original Cast:
Princess No. 12………………………………………………………………….Brigette Finger
Wizard………………………………………………………………………………….Bill Koehne
Lady Larken………………………………………………………………………Megan Sopata
Queen Aggravain…………………………………………………………………..Karen Fuller
Prince Dauntless……………………………………………………………………..Max Finger
King Sextimus The Silent………………………………………………………….Early Fuller
Jester………………………………………………………………………………..Brandon Byng
Sir Luce……………………………………………………………………..David Woosencraft
Lady Rowena…………………………………………………………………….Brigette Finger
Lady Merrill……………………………………………………………………….Peggy Sopata
Lady Lucille………………………………………………………………………Addison Hatch
Kitchen Wench…………………………………………………………………..Brigette Finger
Sir Harry…………………………………………………………………………Casey Schenkel
Princess Winnifred……………………………………………………………..Ariel Dickinson
Lady Mabelle…………………………………………………………………….Brigette Finger