Music by Mary Rodgers     Lyrics by Marshall Barer

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Barer

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.

E.L. Fox Auditorium,

John F Ross Collegiate,


March 31st - April 2nd, 2011 7:30pm
April 3rd, 2011 1:30pm

Director: Sally Nelson

Musical Director: Brent Rowan

Choreographer: Elsie Kelly

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Once Upon a Mattress is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.