Melrose Actors Bring Fairy Tale Fun in 'Once Upon a Mattress'
Join Wakefield Repertory Theatre on March 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8 p.m. and March 10 and 18 at 3 p.m. for “Once Upon a Mattress," a musical adaptation of “The Princess and The Pea."
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.
The show will be presented at Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church, 273 Vernon St., Wakefield and features Melrose residents Marissa Geller, Regina Harris and Chris Vander Rhodes. Tickets are $18 Adult; $16.00 Student/Senior and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstage.com/WRT or by calling (781) 245-1173.