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Once Upon A Mattress

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

Directed by Greg White

1983

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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.

Produced by special arrangement with Rogers and Hammerstein Music Libray.

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MinstrelSteve Hopkins
Princess #12Mary Weeks
WizardRon Calvin
Lady LarkenDeb King
Queen AggrevainJanet Calvin
Prince DautlessMark Schotte
King Sextimus the SilentKeith Cummins
JesterWendy King
Sir StudleyDavid Willoughby
Sir LuceGreg Teachman
Sir HaroldStuart Graham
Lady RowenaKim Carlin
Lady MerrillKim Cherveny
Lady LucileLorette King
Lady BeatriceBabe Hopkins
Lady JudithJudy Kadau
Lady MaryMary Weeks
Sir HarrySteve Hobus
Princess WinifredMary Jarvis
EmilyBabe Hopkins
Lady MabelleKim Cherveny
Nightigale of Samarkand Judy Kadau
Lady HelenaMelanie Eslick
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DirectorGreg White
Vocal CoachDorothy Dobbs
ConductorAlbert W. Hodges
Assistant DirectorKaren Platter
ChoreographySusan Blenden
Set CrewRon Calvin*, Phil Jarvis, Doug Platter, David Willioughby, Greg Teachman, Deb King, Steve Hopkins, Steve Hobus, Karen Platter, Greg White, Judy Kadau, Stuart Graham, Ann Durbin, Wendy King, Bruce Ranger, Babe Hopkins, Melanie Eslick
Drops DesignerRaumond Keady
Drops PainterRaymond Keady, Lois Hiebert Fife
Props CrewKaren Keady*, Gerald Reynolds*, Raymond Keady, Maggie Nelson, Ann Durbin, Jane Rogers, Stan Piel, Marge Piel
Costume CrewLoretta King*, Deb King*, Sue Adams, Babe Hopkins, Karen Platter, Judy Kadau, Mary Jarvis, Kim Carlin, Kim Cherveny, Greg White
Lighting CrewGinny Evans

*Denotes Chairperson

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ViolinEric Strand, Roxy Namey, David Watters, Bertha Hallman
ViolaNancy Matthews, Joyce Nelson
CelloMalcolm Oliver
String BassJohn McDaniel
Flute Rae Lynne Hill
OboeGeorge McNeish
ClarinetGerald Brown
Bass ClarinetJ.J. Banks
TromboneFred Humpert, Kevin Ganung, Mark Thompson
TrumpetTeresa LaVelle, Shirley Kaul
PianoSheryl Fell
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