Once Upon A Mattress
Music by Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Marshall Barer Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer & Dean Fuller
Directed by Lynetta Zuber
Produced with arrangement with Rodgers & Hamerstein
The kingdom is an unhappy one. King Sextimus has been struck dumb by a witch’s curse and is condemned not to speak again until “the mouse devours the hawk!” Queen Agravia has assumed power and she talks enough for the whole Royal household. She has decreed that no one in the Kingdom may wed until Prince Dauntless is married to a true princess of Royal blood. So far the Queen has tested the eligibility of eleven applicants and each has failed the almost impossible tests the Queen has devised.
The Knights and Ladies of the Court are most distressed by the situation but the most concerned are Lady Larken and her handsome lover, Sir Harry. Lady Larken has informed Sir Harry that he is to be a father so the situation is quite desperate. Sir Harry, determined to find a true princess, sets off for, until now, unexplored parts and returns with Princess Winnifred. Prince Dauntless is very impressed by the new princess and is soon obviously in love with her – to the consternation of the angry Queen, who decides to give her an impossible test.
Will Dauntless finally find a bride who is a TRUE princess, or will the entire kingdom be doomed to live out their lives as singles?? Join us for the hillarius ‘Princess and the Pea’ story, “Once Upon A Mattress”!!!
A Christmas Story
A comedy adapted by Philip Grecian
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, 1983
Produced by arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Co.
Directed by Zack Anderson
Auditions held September 11th & 12th @ 6 pm
Performance dates December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the mid-west of the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response “You’ll shoot your eye out.”
Musical Comedy by Dan Goggin
Directed by Louise Montague
Produced by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
A hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. The nuns: ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mothe Superior, Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.
Musical written by Jerry Herman
Book by Michael Stewart
Directed by Jim Bignell
Produced by arrangement with Tams Whitmark
This delightful musical comedy takes place in 1890s New York City as the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi, a vivacious socialite-turned matchmaker works to help her latest clients seeking assistance in finding a mate. Her clients (victims) are the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder and a young artist named Ambrose, who is in love with Horace’s niece, Ermengarde. Dolly’s scheming soon involves Horace’s employees as well as a New York hatmaker, as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs.