4711 California Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116
The ArtsWest Conservatory Program presents “Once Upon a Mattress!” at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, August 7th – 11th, 2013.
Box Office: Online at www.artswest.org or (206) 938-0339, Tues-Sat, Noon-7pm
Once Upon a Mattress!
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marschall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer & Dean Fuller
Directed by EmilyRose Frasca & Ryan Floresca
Music Direction by EmilyRose Frasca
This magical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale the Princess and the Pea is full of side-splitting humor and wonderful songs the whole family will enjoy. In a far-off land Prince Dauntless is in search of a wife, and until he finds a woman to be his bride, no one in the land is allowed to get married. It is his mother – the devious Queen Aggravain – who is against any marriage to her son. However, time is running out for Lady Larkin and Siry Harry who are expecting a child at any time. It is a cast of zany characters, including a jester, a minstrel, and the silent King himself, who prove an unexpected visitor, Princess Winifred (nicknamed Fred), is the perfect match for the lonely Prince.