“Once Upon a Mattress” at East Brunswick Community Players

“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.

Ticket prices $16 ($12 for seniors and students)

Performed by East Brunswick Community Players
At Playhouse 22
Performances ran
Friday, September 8, 2000 thru Saturday, October 7, 2000
Winnifred The Woebegon.... Letitia D. Townes Has Bio
King Sextimus.... John Wyckoff Has Bio
Dauntless The Drab.... Steven Leshchanka Has Bio
Jester.... Joe Zedeny Has Bio
Lady Larkin.... Nicole LaPera
Mayabelle / Ladies In Waiting.... Rachel Elise Has Bio Has photo
Minstrel.... John Correll, Jr. Has Bio Has photo
Nightengale / Ladies In Waiting.... Patti Murtha Has Bio
Queen Agravain.... Linda Miller
Sir Harold.... Christian King Has Bio
Sir Harry.... Todd Fenstermaker Has Bio
Sir Luce.... Christopher J. Guell Has photo
Sir Studley.... Danie J. Savavese
Wizard.... Kevin Gunther Has Bio Has photo
Ladies In Waiting.... Tamara Lee Jacobson Has Bio
Ladies In Waiting.... Jacqueline Master Has Bio
Ladies In Waiting.... Alicia Picone
Ladies In Waiting.... Lorraine Savoy
Directed by David Pacheco Has Bio
Assistant Directed by Amy Levine Has Bio
Musical Direction by Mark McGee
Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.