Once Upon a Mattress opens November 1

The Mount St. Mary Academy Arts Department will present the musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress, November 1-4 at Catholic High School’s Auditorium. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday nights, and there will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.


Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. This year tickets may be purchased online at https://mtstmary.seatyourself.biz/.


“Once upon a time there was a kingdom ruled over by a talkative queen (Cabe Parrish ’21) and a mute king (Ben Davis ’20). The future of the kingdom was in doubt. Every time an eligible bride emerged for their son, Dauntless (Jacob Rivera ’22), the overbearing queen would scuttle the union by setting up some impossible test, administered by her dastardly wizard (Robin Stover ’20). This is especially distressing for the kingdom as it has been decreed, ‘Throughout the land no one may wed ’til Dauntless shares his marriage bed.’ One desperate lady-in-waiting, Lady Larken (Anne Lashbrook ’20), sends her beau, Sir Harry (Alex Blair ’21), to scour the land for a princess to marry Dauntless. He finds Winnifred the Woebegone (Lily Eagan ’20), the princess of a faraway swamp kingdom. Scoffing at this rough-hewn would-be consort, the queen determines to test her sensitivity by hiding a single pea under a pile of downy mattresses. If the pea disturbs her slumber, she’s a genuine princess. Will Winnifred pass the test? Join us November 1st-4th to see this hilarious fairy tale unfold.”


Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion and integrity.