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?
This year's Fall Musical at Alta-Aurelia High School, "Once Upon a Mattress," is based on the classic fairy tale. 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 that you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
The hilarious production hits the stage at the Roxy Theater in Alta on November 9, 10, and 11.