'Once Upon a Mattress' staged in Independence
The City Theatre of Independence presents "Once Upon a Mattress" - A musical.
April 4 - 6, 11 - 13 @ 8 p.m. 7, 14 @ 2 p.m.
To reserve seats 816-325-7367
$14 or $12 for 60 and older
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.
Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, Dean Fuller ... Music by Mary Rodgers Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Directed by Shari Johnson
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