Once Upon A Mattress

2008 Young Artist Production

Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Ed Trout will direct this Young Artists production featuring performers ages 13 through 18. This delightful retelling of the story of "The Princess and the Pea" is best known for its original New York production, which starred a young Carol Burnett in her Broadway debut. The musical was nominated in 1960 for the Tony Award as Best Musical, and Burnett received a nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Footlite has presented the musical in two main stage mountings (1969 and 1988) and two Young Artists productions (1980 and 1997).

"Once Upon A Mattress" is a rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance as Princess Winnifred of the Swamps tries to win the hand of the bashful Prince Dauntless the Drab. It is great entertainment for young and old.

This production is open to anyone ages 13 to 18 years old and a 2007 high school graduate.

Past Young Artist Shows have included Sweet Charity, Grand Hotel, Chess, Jekyll And Hyde, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Fame, Grease, Bells Are Ringing, Godspell, and City Of Angels.


Winifred the Woebegone: Chelsea McLean
Prince Dauntless: Patrick Dinnsen
Queen Agravain: Allie Vollmer
Harry: Spencer Tew
Lady Larken: Alex Raby
King Sextimus: William Etters
Wizard: Mark Miller
Minstrel: J.R. Pierce
Jester: Cory Robison
Princess #12/Lady #3: Emily Bohannon
Lady Lucille: Hannah Boswell
Ballet Queen/Lady #2: Kelsey Coram
Nightingale/Emily: Lara Dollinger
Ma Belle: Danielle Garrett
Lady Beatrice: Tess Hannon
Knight #4: DeAndreJackson
Ballet Prince/Knight #5/Sir H.: Ben Jones
Ballet Princess/Lady #1: Kaggie Kendall
Sir Studley: Dane McDonald
Lady Rowena: Miranda Nehrig
Luce: Ezra Nelson
Page: Drew Nixon
Knight #1: Tommy Spears
Lady Merrill: Ellen Turner
Knight #3: Josh Vander Missen


Director: Ed Trout
Assistant Director: Denise Stockdale
Producer: Kimberly R. Watts
Vocal Director: Dustin Podgorski
Choreographer: Noel Outland
Stage Manager: Katie Berndt
Lighting Designer: R. Brian Noffke
Costumers: Michael Davis, Karen Frye-Knotts
Props Manager: Carol Kirk
Technical Director: R. Brian Noffke
Set Designer: Ed Trout


August 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2008


Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8pm
Sunday: 2:30pm

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