'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

www.citytheatreofindependence.org

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.

CONTACT: NoritaTaylor@yahoo.com

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

Directed by Shari Johnson

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