ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
North Park Amphitheater [Springboro]
Directed by Nick Bellmyer
Music directed by Judy Mansky
Choreographed by Jill Proudfoot
Cast: Xander Hildebrandt as Minstrel, Summer Lehman as Princess No. 12, Michael Plaugher as Wizard, Madison Galloway as Lady Larken, Mary Nunnery as Queen Aggravain, Stephen Gogol as Prince Dauntless, John Falkenbach as King Sextimus, Andre Tomlinson as Jester, Tim Fingerle as Sir Harry, Lindsey Cardoza as Winnifred, Gillian Hodges as Lady Rowena, Madison Lutz as Lady Merrill, Ally Smith as Lady Lucille & Jonathan Evans as Night 1/Sir Studley
Ensemble: Andrew Wright, Amy Dolan, Rachel Tepe, Judi Early & Aurora Nunnery
If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a 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.
*Special Note: We will be kicking off our new Youth Program with an originally scripted short play, SIR HARRY, THE VORACIOUS written by Carrie Thurston and directed by Jess Bledsoe, to be performed at 7pm each night before the show. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS begins at 7:30pm.
- Fri-Sun, Aug. 4-6 at 7pm*
- Fri-Sun, Aug. 11-13 at 7pm*