Monday, July 21, 2008

The Musical That Made Carol Burnett a STAR... "Once Upon a Mattress"

Beginning this Thursday for two weekends, Main Street Players present “Once Upon a Mattress.”

“‘Once Upon a Mattress’ comes complete with an evil, possessive queen, a silent king, knights, a magician, a mama's-boy prince, and a weight-lifting princess who, together with this youthful student cast, is the perfect summer vehicle for Main Street Theatre’s annual Summer Program for Youth,” says director Nancy Gresham.

In this hilarious tweaking of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” the crafty old Queen has ruled that her son, the Prince, can only marry a Princess of true blood i.e. one that can feel a pea underneath a pile of twenty mattresses. No one may marry until her son is married.

Twelve potential princesses have come and gone, but all have failed the scheming Queen's impossible tests. Enter the hopeful Princess Winnifred….

All hope now lies on Princess Winnifred ("Fred" to her friends), a charming, moat swimming, force-of-nature who will go to any length to pass the icy Queen’s impossible tests and win the Prince's hand.

With the whole kingdom rooting for her, “Fred” must swim moats, endure all-night dance-a-thons, and feel a pea through twenty mattresses in order to impress the cunning Queen and win the hand of her Prince.

Will “Fred” pass all the tests???

The Main Street Players’ Program for Youth, 115 North Hill Street, Griffin, brings “Once Upon a Mattress” to the stage for eight performances only; this weekend: Thursday, July 24th through Sunday, August 3rd, 2008.

All tickets are $10. For tickets and information, please call 770 229-9916.

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