Presenting the Upper School Spring Musical: Once Upon a Mattress

Presenting the Upper School Spring Musical: Once Upon a Mattress

Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince, and help Lady Larken and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious, raucous, romantic, and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For, after all, a princess is a delicate thing.

Friends School of Baltimore Performing Arts Department presents Once Upon a Mattress, composed by Mary Rodgers, with lyricist/librettists Marshall Barer and Jay Thompson.

Once Upon A Mattress features Ellie Sherman ’24 as Winnifred, Sora Klinefelter ’25 as Prince Dauntless, Khadejah Allen ’25 as Queen Aggravain, Noah Sheasby ’24 as King Sextimus, Henry Turner ’25 as Sir Harry, Elaina Pearce ’25 as Lady Larkin, Lily Marr ’26 as the Minstrel, and Rhys Brown ’27 as the Jester.

Show Dates and Times: May 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m., and May 19 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and go on sale Monday, May 6. Tickets can purchased online or at the door.

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