Once Upon A Mattress

“The Princess and the Pea” is a well-known fairy tale, but wait until you hear the true version of the story. The Minstrel, both a character within the story and the narrator, first sings the traditional version—but then he notes that it is “not quite accurate.” Did you know that the princess who actually wins Prince Dauntless the Drab’s hand is the 13th candidate for the job? Or that it wasn’t the pea at all that caused her such a sleepless night? This charming adaptation of the tale is full of humor, romance, and royal comeuppance, and the songs are hilarious, melodic, romantic, and occasionally a bit bawdy. From the opening notes of “Many Moons Ago” through “The Minstrel, the Jester, and I” to “The Swamps of Home,” you’ll laugh and tap your feel along with the Prince, who declares “I’m in Love With a Girl Named Fred.”

Show Dates: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 – 2017 at 8:00 pm and March 5, 12 – 2017 at 3:00 pm

Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals


Director: David Ben Leavitt


Minstrel – Tali Trofa

Princess #12 – Isabel Bowser

Wizard – Robert Monroe

Lady Larken – Lindsay Kulp

Queen Aggravain – Michele Loor Nicolay

Prince Dauntless the Drab – Glen Haber

King Sextimus the Silent – Todd Barton

Jester – B. Ever Hanna

Sir Harry – Jason Schaum

Princess Winnifred – Kristen Danley

Ensemble – Tom Aberant, Christopher Betzler, Isabel Bowser, Liz Brennan, Mia Carter, Carolyn DeMayo, Alexandra Kohlburn, Jessica Lewis, Erin Maguire, Richard Pogolowitz, David Richman, Taylor Simone Simmons, Michael Stadnicki, Maggie Szeder, and Carmen Walton