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  • Thursday, March 8, 7pm, Egan Hall
  • Saturday, March 10, 7pm, Egan Hall
  • Sunday, March 11, 2pm, Egan Hall



The show has been adapted for young performers-abridged to 60-80 minutes, with music transposed into keys appropriate for young voices.

Many moons ago… 50 years ago to be exact, a raucous and romantic Broadway musical emerged unexpectedly – much like its heroine Princess Winnifred – and won the hearts of audiences everywhere.  Fifty years later, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS remains a fun rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance, and has proved itself to be a timeless tale and an audience favorite.


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.