Production

Once Upon A Mattress
Music by Mary Rodgers; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer & Dean Fuller


Once Upon A Mattress 

directed for PTAG by Jef Dinsmore

Musical direction by Kathy Dinsmore 

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..............................Kathy S. Dinsmore

Wizard...................................Debra Dinsmore

Princess #12...........................Angela Gomola

Lady Larken.............................Nicole Williams

Queen Aggravain.....................Morgan Barrett

Prince Dauntless....Michael Depp-Hutchinson

King Sextimus..............................Jef Dinsmore

Jester...........................................Nikki Battistilli

Sir Studley....................................Shane Ishman

Sir Luce...............................................Doug Fye

Sir Harold.......................................Dustin Jewell

Sir Harry..........................................Will Weimer

Squire Drew.................................Drew Cooper

Princess Winnifred..............Stephanie Wenner

Lady Alice R.....................................Alice Morris

Lady Pat H....................................Pat Starzenski

Lady Amanda........................Amanda Brubaker

Lady Audrianna................Audrianna DeLacour

Lady Karah/Wench/Emily...............Karah Hollis

Lady Mabelle/Nightingale.Jessica Schidlmeier

It was staged June 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27 2009 with a matinee performance June 21, 2009 at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School. It was also staged at the Verna Leith Sawmill Theater July 1, 2, 3, 4 2009.

Assisting with the production was Technical Director Matt Dinsmore, Conductor Mallory Croasman and Show Pianist Greg Dinger. Production was with special arrangemets with R & H Theatricals of New York, NY.


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