Once Upon A Mattress at Muncie Civic Theatre

Muncie Civic Theatre presents Once Upon A Mattress on the Mainstage, July 16th-18th 22nd-24th. Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30pm and the Sunday matinee on July 18th is at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students. Go online at www.munciecivic.org to purchase tickets or call 288.7529. Walk-in sales are available one hour prior to the show. Seating is reserved.

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.

Princess Winnifred – Katie O’Keefe
Queen Aggravain – Lisa Etchison
Prince Dauntless – Todd Sandman
Minstrel – Michael Williamson
Lady Larkin – Nickole Regala
Sir Harry – Blake Ricciardi
King Sextimus the Silent – Tom Cherry
Jester – Ed Conley
Wizard – Scott McFadden
Princess Beatrice/Lady Georgina – Holly Mittelmeier
Nightingale of Samarakand – Caitie Noller
Sir Studley – Carter Lloyd
Lady Rowena – Becca McIlwain
Sir Luce – Austin Light
Lady Lucille – Laura Schmidt
Lady Merritt – Donna Light
Lady Susan – Susan Lankford
Knights Trio – Bob Green, Jeff Shull, Craig Light

Director – Michael Daehn
Musical Director – Dr. Michael Williamson

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