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Spring Play, "Once Upon a Mattress"

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.

Music by Mary Rodgers

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer

Lyrics by Marshall Barer

Presented through special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.

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Event Information


Kankakee Junior High

2250 E. Crestwood St., Kankakee

Show Times

Friday, March 23 at 7pm

Saturday, March 24 at 7pm

Sunday, March 25 at 2pm

Ticket Prices

Tickets available at the door.

$10 Per Person

$5 BMCS Students

Free (Age 6 & Under)

Cast List

Princess Winnifred......Jessica Vickery

Prince Dauntless......Jacob Godin

Minstrel......Mya Smith

Jester......Ciara Sykes

Lady Larken......Dominique Vazquez

Sir Harry......Trey Treviño

Queen Aggravain......Clare Steffes

King Sextimus the Silent......Connor Powers

Wizard......Marcelo Vargas

Ensemble......Michaela Richey, Ryan Graf, Tim Harris, Riley Lade, Katelyn Godin, Eden Rainbolt, Lizzy Salerno, Josh Quigley

Guest Dancer......Brittany Lopez