Once Upon a Mattress

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


Synopsis: 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.

Cast

Minstrel David Andrew Pinning
Princess Esmeralda Lynn Gerber
Wizard Rodney Dee Walker
Lady Larken Angela Bell
Queen Aggravaine Millie Fisher
Prince Dauntless Stan Garman
King Sextimus the Silent Michael Kelly
Jester Alvin V. Walker
Sir Harry Tom Dillon
Princess Winnifred Mickey Maywalt
Lady Mabelle Kimli Hanks
The Nightingale of Samarkand Anne Harris
Lady Rowena Susan D. Trapnell
Lady Hillary Diane Marie Bourg
Lady Lucille Dominique Huybregts
Lady Emily Lynn Gerber
Sir Dudley Elmo Struck
Sir Diddle Mallory Hunt Scarritt
Page Paul Struck

 

Production Staff

Director Haller Laughlin
Musical Director Eugene Gonzalez
Choreographer Meghan Jones
Set & Lighting Designer Peter B. Young
Stage Managers Christine Cantrell
  Roger O'Neal
Technical Director Joe Crews
Master Electrician Douglas W. Brown
Lighting Crew David Pinning
  Randy Miller
Sound Rodney Dee Walker
Props Construction Crew Elmo Struck
  Susan Trapnell
  Mallry Hunt Scarritt
  Kimli Hanks
  Dominique Huybregts
Costume Designer Lorraine Walker
Costume Assistants Diane Bourg
  Anne Harris
  Lynn Gerber
Makeup Mickey Maywalt
  Stan Garman
Shift Crew Mallory Hunt Scarritt
Production Assistants Susan Trapnell
  Randy Miller
  Ron Crawford
  Steve Tuley
  Terri Turman
  Douglas W. Brown
House Manager Marvin Eichorn