On Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2015, the North Baltimore Drama Club will present Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Once Upon a Mattress in the Middle/High School Auditeria.
Tickets will be available in the MS/HS Office for $10.00 beginning Monday, March 9, 2015. Once again, the show will feature a live Pit Orchestra which includes several talented students and community members. The cast and crew and directors are working diligently to prepare the show, and are excited to share it with the community!
The show plays off the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, telling the true story behind the fairy tale. See below for a show synopsis from stageagent.com
Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus is unable to speak. Meanwhile, his terror of a wife, Queen Aggravian, has taken over control of the kingdom. Most importantly, in an attempt to keep Prince Dauntless single, she has decreed that only the princess that can pass her test may marry her son. Further, no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does. Lady Larken and Sir Harry are extremely disturbed by this fact since Lady Larken is now pregnant with Sir Harry’s baby. Luckily, Sir Harry is able to find an amazing princess, Winnifred the Woebegone. She instantly catches the attention of Prince Dauntless, and in the end, is able to pass the Queen’s supposedly impassable sensitivity test. When the Queen still tries to prevent the Prince Dauntless from marrying, he tells her to ‘shut up’ which ends up breaking the curse on the king. Now able to speak, King Sextimus regains his rightful position as leader of the kingdom, and all is well.
The cast includes:
Allison Beaupry as Princess Winnifred the Woebegone
Nathan Flores as Prince Dauntless the Drab
Lindsay Davis as Queen Aggravain
Andrew Shelton as the Wizard
Tyler Stimmel as King Sextimus
Valerie Buchanan as the Jester
Wyatt Mowery as the Minstrel
Alex Byrd as Sir Harry
Lily Woods as Lady Larken
Tyler Chrulski as Sir Studley
Cade Carter as Sir Luce
Kaley McCartney as Lady Rowena
Mariah Archer as Lady Merrill
Abigail North as Lady Lucille
Mariah Leonard as Princess #12
Noah Pelton as the Nightingale of Samarkand
The Chorus includes: Zoey Beaupry, Abigail and Meg Empcke, Madelyn Gerdeman, Aurelian Greeno, Lydia Hartman, First Imsuwam, Mariah Leonard, Julia Morris, Noah Pelton, Sydnee Smith, Billy Trout, Lilly Westgate, Tyler Chrulski, Cade Carter, Abigail North, Mariah Archer, and Kaley McCartney.