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, "Once Upon a Mattress" is a rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance, accompanied by some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Directed by Amy Stead, "Once Upon a Mattress" performances run Nov. 7-9 and 14-16 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for senior citizens and $10 for students. They can be purchased online at www.mrazcentertickets.com
The cast of "Once Upon a Mattress" includes the following students (in order of appearance):
Minstrel: Yekuno Yilma
Wizard: Calvin Hume
Lady Larkin: Kat Berge
Queen Aggravain: Casey Hennessy
Prince Dauntless: Michael Goettl
King Sextimus the Silent: Davin Blix
Jester: Payton Bunnell
Sir Studley: Michael Fischer
Sir Luce: Bryce Soberski
Ist Knight: Ryan Mokandu
2nd Knight: Campbell White
3rd Knight: Eric Kesseh
1st Lady in Waiting (Rowena): Zoe Lewis
2nd Lady in Waiting (Merrill): Maisy Scheuneman
3rd Lady in Waiting (Lucille): Emma Wavrunek
Sir Harry: Ian Duncan
Kitchen Wench: Ciara Nyberg
Princess Winnifred: Sophie Herzog
Emily: Maddie Moher
Lady Mabelle: Kyliah Jimoh
Nightingale: Kali Lorsensen
Ladies in Waiting: Satta Kanu, Evelyn Taylor, Lucy Erbes, Sylvia Croatt
Ensemble: Shane Andersen, KateMarie Andrews, Levi Berkness, Soren Blix, Bianca Froebe, Ryan Hanneken, Elianna Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Sicilia Johnson, Norah Joseph, Reilly Klug, Uzu Lackey, Paige Leagjeld, Eliza Lorensen, Hayden Mathews, Robbie Morrison, Maddie Murray, Hayley Robinson, Genesis Rosales, Korren Schrade, Norah Selby and Bryce Soberski.