“Once Upon a Mattress” at Middlesex County Plays in the Park

“Once Upon a Mattress”
Music by Mary Rodgers
Book & Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson & Dean Fuller

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.

Performed by Middlesex County Plays in the Park
At Roosevelt Park - Stephen J. Capestro Theater
Performances ran
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 thru Saturday, July 28, 2007
Emily.... Nicole Macdonald
King Sextimus, The Silent.... David DeSio Has Bio
Knight #1.... Nicholas Magliocco
Knight #2.... Christopher Polansky
Knight #3.... Faisal S. Sheikh
Lady Larkin.... Matt Campbell
Lady Lucille.... Sheilla Marie Telo
Lady Maybelle.... Christina Ryan
Lady Rowena.... Julia Frieri
Minstrel.... Christopher Baron
Nightingale of Samarkand / Lady H.... Shannon Connolly
Prince Dauntless, The Drab.... Ed Carlo
Princess #12 / Lady-In-Waiting.... Kerri Mcneill
Queen Aggravain.... Marti Bookstein
Sir Harold.... Joseph Nelan
Sir Harry.... Paul Salvatoriello
Sir Luce.... Kyle DeLucca
Sir Studley.... Christopher J. Guell Has photo
The Jester.... Benjamin Brooks
Winnifred, The Woebegone.... Michele Walker Crefeld Has Bio
Wizard.... Thomas Mcneill
Lady-In-Waiting.... Michele Rinaldi
Lady-In-Waiting.... Susan Roberts
Lady-In-Waiting.... Rachel Silber
Directed by Art Neill Has Bio
Assistant Directed by Nicole Macdonald
Choreography by David Pacheco Has Bio
Produced by Gary P. Cohen Has Bio Has photo
Scenic Design by Mike D'arcy
Lighting Design by Roman Klima
Sound Design by Chris Woolley
Stage Managed by Elizabeth Walsh
Assistant Stage Managed by Erin Calhoun
Musical Direction by Christopher J. Haberl
Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.